Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 07-23-2019, 02:34 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
SofiraCloud's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Missouri, USA
Posts: 4
Question dying fish and red looking algae?

Good morning,

My father has been having a big problem (big as in fish are dying) lately. He's always had guppies die as the over populate so he recently got some cichlids to even it out. However, lately we've noticed these red algae looking things on his heater, decor, and filter. Its slowly been growing. At first we thought it was red slime algae but my dad read that it only effects saltwater tanks and my dads a freshwater. Now we wouldn't be so worried, however the fish are acting weird. They seem to be breathing rapidly, sucking in as much water as they can, plus staying in one position or sitting on the bottom. His pleco died a few days ago (though he was possibly 6+ years old) And just yesterday after one of his cichlids showed those same symptoms the day before just passed away as well. Along with possibly 3-4 guppies. I'm really worried and he's stumped. He also has 3 nitrate snails which are doing very well.

Should we be worried?
Is it the odd algaes fault?
and what can we do?
SofiraCloud is offline   Reply With Quote

algae, dyi, dying, dying fish, fish, red

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
Fish have Red Gills and are Dying brooke2103 Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 9 04-07-2014 04:37 AM
Coolest looking angel fish and good looking tank mates for 125 fw Shanetweedz Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 20 12-23-2013 07:56 AM
Red coralline algae looking stuff on fish Canterthefishman Saltwater Reef Aquaria 1 12-27-2012 02:37 PM
Dying plants and dying honeys in a discus tank STARFYRE Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 8 12-31-2006 01:28 PM
Fish are dying, dying and then dying reefobsessed Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 5 03-26-2004 12:30 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:56 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.