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Old 08-05-2013, 09:18 PM   #1
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Help quick. Oranda fins turning red.

And it's spending a lot of time at the bottom of the tank. Almost like he's sleeping. Something is def wrong.



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Old 08-05-2013, 09:19 PM   #2
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This is all he is doing. He just ate a few pellets but now he's only sitting on the bottom.
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Old 08-05-2013, 09:21 PM   #3
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This is all he is doing. He just ate a few pellets but now he's only sitting on the bottom.
My plates do that too! I don't know what that could be!
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looks like pretty bad ammonia burn.
http://saltaquarium.about.com/od/sal...704ammonia.htm

my guess is you just set up this tank? have you tested your water?
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Just checked parameter. Everything is good but pH. It's around 8.0. BR tap water is 8.2 so a water change won't help. I'm thinking of running some co2 into the tank to drop it. I don't know what else to do.

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looks like pretty bad ammonia burn.
How To Treat Fish for Ammonia Burns

my guess is you just set up this tank? have you tested your water?
Tank has been set up for nearly a year. Ammonia is 0.
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Poor guy. How big is the tank? All I can recommend are water changes. You could make a gel food with kanamycin (kanaplex), or soak his food in a small amount of water with the medicine. Not saying this is the correct course of action, but I have been told in the past to use this medicine for red streaks in the fins of goldfish.
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Old 08-06-2013, 05:06 AM   #8
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Got up to pee and decided to check on my fish. It seems things are getting worse and now it's spread to my black moor. Also, the fin rot/deterioration seems to be much worse now.






BTW that's the oranda in the back of the 2nd pic. He's not swimming, just kinda sitting in the plant not looking so hot.
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Got up to pee and decided to check on my fish. It seems things are getting worse and now it's spread to my black moor. Also, the fin rot/deterioration seems to be much worse now.

BTW that's the oranda in the back of the 2nd pic. He's not swimming, just kinda sitting in the plant not looking so hot.
What size tank?
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Got up to pee and decided to check on my fish. It seems things are getting worse and now it's spread to my black moor. Also, the fin rot/deterioration seems to be much worse now.

BTW that's the oranda in the back of the 2nd pic. He's not swimming, just kinda sitting in the plant not looking so hot.
Might be Hemorrhagic septicemia. Google it and confirm for yourselves!
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I agree with Hubert90. Looks like septicemia to me. Very serious. I'd use Kanaplex immediately. In addition to treating the water, I'd suggest adding it to their food. Tetra brine shrimp gel food works well for this. Good luck!
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Might be Hemorrhagic septicemia. Google it and confirm for yourselves!
That's what I was leaning toward.

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I agree with Hubert90. Looks like septicemia to me. Very serious. I'd use Kanaplex immediately. In addition to treating the water, I'd suggest adding it to their food. Tetra brine shrimp gel food works well for this. Good luck!
Just picked up some Maracyn Two. About to start 5 days of treatment.
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