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Old 09-16-2008, 04:22 PM   #1
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My Niger is acting very funny, I thought he had ich, but its not the typical white spot. So ive been turning off the lights in the tank and using a flashlight which is really helpful on seeing him closely. And the best way i can describe it is it looks like his skin is "flaking" and or "peeling"? I have not a clue what this is? He has rubbed against the rocks a few times and stop and darted across the tank a few times. But i cant put my dang finger on what it is, and really needs someones help. Ive looked all over the net and cant find squat. I obv know to put him in a QT but my question is really what it is? and also had my picasso in the qt, and was combining copper and nox-ich and the blue die from the nox stained the picasso blue a bit!!!! lol will this eventually come off? Really need a good quick response about the niger if some1 can if they know what im talking about! gotta go to work soon and its going to bug me if i have to keep thinking about it with no answers!! Please Guys and god bless
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How about some water test results so we can rule that out. Also a PWC might help.
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Sounds like you need to do some water tests as Melosu said...I'm guessing you have ammonia present in the tank.....
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My Niger will sometimes swim along the back of the tank or along rocks and slap his body into them. In turn, he ends up having some marks afterwards but they go away. I'm not sure if yours is doing the same thing but thats what mine does. Can you post a pic of the markings?
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yea i will, tested the water today everything is right on, but the ammonia was at like .50
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Is there just one white dot...or spot? Is it more like a bruise, sort of a faded white? Or does it bulge out like a bubble?
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Its not spots at least from what i can tell, not bubbles, flakes almost like little flakes and scratch looking tiny streaks covering most of both sides.
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its too hard for me to get a pic, cause hes just staying in the back now like a lil punk, man this is my fav fish i really hope i dont lose him. i did have ich in the tank cause im quarentining my yellow tang and coral beauty right now. So thas why i initially thought it WAS ich and maybe thinking it just looks diff on him or something. But it doesnt look like ich. And you cant really see it as much now it looks like only when he turns a certain way that you can see the marks??
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Any ammount of ammonia in the tank is a bad sign. How long has your tank been set up? Has something died in the tank that you didn't notice? Ammonia is the possible cause for the issue.
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I know what you mean. Mine is my favorite fish in the tank as well. I hope it isnt anything serious. Let's hope they are just scuff or scratch marks. Like i said, mine does things to get those. Good luck getting the pic. Mine will be out and in my face at the glass but the second I put a camera up, he darts to his little hole in the rock head first and leaves his tail sticking straight up in the air till I put the camera down.
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