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Old 03-01-2005, 12:29 AM   #1
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I think my fish is sick (pic)

My fish is acting weird and has white on his nose an on top of his eye
what can i do?
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Old 03-01-2005, 01:11 AM   #2
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Could be a simple bacterial problem or if a recent addition, Brooklynella. Do the white areas look like cotton or a filmy substance?

How are the water parameters, actual numbers please?

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Old 03-01-2005, 10:20 PM   #3
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Yeah i added a banded coral shrimp recently.

And yes it looks kinda slimey.

Water perameters are al normal except my ongoing fight with nitrate levels . They are sky high but have been that way for a while.

amonia=0
ph=8.0
nitrite=0
nitrate=160ppm

I have had a problem with the nitrate levels in all three of my tanks.

I have even tried a %50 water change on my nano cube with no drop in nitrate level. It sucks and i cant figure out why.
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Old 03-01-2005, 11:23 PM   #4
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Yeah i added a banded coral shrimp recently.
I actually ment the recent addition of the clown

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And yes it looks kinda slimey.
If you mean the clown, this would usually indicate either Brooklynella or less likely velvet. Brooklynella willl look like a cloudy substance is surrounding the fish. Treatment should consist of several SW formalin baths.


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nitrate=160ppm

I have had a problem with the nitrate levels in all three of my tanks.

I have even tried a %50 water change on my nano cube with no drop in nitrate level. It sucks and i cant figure out why.
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Have you had this reading verified by the LFS or alternate test kit? That seems outrageously high. I would be more inclined to think something is amiss with the test kit or how it's being used. 160 ppm doesn't make sense.

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I know it is extremely high. The thing is all my tanks are that high i have 3 diffirent tanks: 12 gal nano, 120 gal fwlr, 30 fwlr

Once i tested some ro water from the fish store and it came out to close to 0 ppm so i think the test kit works.

i have pretty much given up on fixing the problem seeing as how i feel it is hopeless to get the numbers dow. It is frustrating not being able to fix the waters balance.
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i have pretty much given up on fixing the problem seeing as how i feel it is hopeless to get the numbers dow. It is frustrating not being able to fix the waters balance.
I wouldn't give up. PM me with as much tank detail and the maintenace/feeding routine as possible, I'll see if I can help.

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