Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 08-20-2011, 08:58 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
mysticeel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 374
Sick Zebra Eel

I have a very sick 6 year old zebra eel. I had extremely poor water quality due to equipment. I had everything replaced and cleaned the tank very very well, but now my eel is sick. Probably due to the stress and bad water ; ;.

The eel has not eaten anything in almost 2 weeks, which is extremely rare and i am really worried. I have heard stories of eels going on hunger sticks for months before eating again.

My eel has a lump in his throat. It is located behind his gills...it looks almost as if he has an adams apple. I will try to post a pic, but during the daylight he is usually tucked away in his cave...

If anyone has experienced this before PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP!!! I am willing to do anything it takes to help my eel. As I have already stated he is not eating anything so I can't put any meds in his food since he is not eating >.<
__________________

__________________
mysticeel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2011, 09:45 AM   #2
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,244
My first suggestion would be to do several frequent PWC`s. I had a snowflake eel that died a few months back after not eating for two weeks. He wont make it months without eating. They wont last that long without eating. What are you feeding and have you tried soaking the food in garlic? Supposedly it stimulates feeding in fish. I`ve never used it but I have heard that.
__________________

__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2011, 09:49 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
mysticeel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 374
I have done many water changes to get the water back to normal

I feed him tiger shrimps and scallops...I have tried soaking the food in garlic guard and everything else you can think of and he refused it all...i even went as far as putting the food right in his mouth and he just spit it out...
__________________
mysticeel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2011, 09:32 AM   #4
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,244
Are you cutting the shrimp in small pieces? What are the water parameters?
__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2011, 10:14 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
mysticeel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 374
I know how to feed and take care of him...he is 6 years old and 3.5ft long...i did have bad water, but the water has now stabilized...but he is suffering from the effects of bad water quality...i just don't know how to cure him...

what is really upsetting me is that he is still very active and moving around, but he is still not eating...and i am getting really scared for him now...it is hard to imagen actually losing him...i don't have any corals in the tank...his only friends are snails, sea urchin, sandshifter starfish, sea cucumber and a foxface...i am wondering could i add copper generally used in treating fish...but can this be harmful to any of the other creatures in the tank??
__________________
mysticeel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2011, 10:31 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
mysticeel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 374
I also don't have a QT tank large enough to hold him due to his size...
__________________
mysticeel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2011, 10:02 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
crister13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Princeton, NJ
Posts: 3,473
What size tank do you have him in? Best of luck.
__________________
crister13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2011, 03:57 AM   #8
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
mysticeel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 374
Quote:
Originally Posted by crister13 View Post
What size tank do you have him in? Best of luck.
he is in a 200 gallon tank...it will take a far amount to dose with anything...
__________________
mysticeel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2011, 04:33 AM   #9
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
mysticeel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 374
my eel ate a tiny sliver of a tiger shrimp today...i know he is still not out of the woods...and that is not nearly enough food considering his size...but i am thank you to god that he at least ate something finally after two weeks...all i can do now is hope it will increase ^^
__________________

__________________
mysticeel is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
eel, ick, sick, zebra

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
sick Mrs Molly Jackie1966 Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding 0 08-14-2011 08:19 AM
Zebra danio white bump Flossie Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 2 08-10-2011 07:14 PM
red zebra thiel Cichlid Discussion 2 07-21-2011 07:44 PM
tangerine zebra / red zebra Oblivion Cichlid Discussion 4 07-19-2011 10:20 AM
Bumblebee and red zebra nudging??? Puffymcstuff Cichlid Discussion 16 07-04-2011 06:59 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:53 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.