Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish
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 04-12-2004, 02:59 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Jerkwater, USA
Posts: 6
Angelfish not eating...

Would appreciate any suggestions here...

50 gal tank, had 7 fish originally in tank... my boys had a birthday and received 20 new fish. Yikes! That was about a week ago. Only lost one. Now my angelfish, who's several years old, is not eating. It's been two days since I've not seen her eat? I looked at her lastnight, but don't see any evidence of infection. ANy ideas?

Thank you...
__________________

__________________
hackistry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2004, 03:17 PM   #2
Moderator Emeritus
 
Menagerie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 13,230
WHAT?? Please elaborate on what is going on in the tank! How many fish total are in the tank and what kinds? What are your water parameters (ammonia, nitrites, nitrites)? Have you noticed anyone picking on the angelfish?
__________________

__________________

Menagerie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2004, 06:43 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Jerkwater, USA
Posts: 6
Ok..

Originally I had 1 angelfish, 2 catfish and 4 zebras. Now I have 2 angelfish, 2 catfish, 2 plecos, 6 neons, 5 red-eye tetras and 5 silver tetras.

I don't have a clue as what the amine concentrations are... guess I need to find out. I just walked in my door and one of my angelfish died (one of the new ones). It looks like on it's tail, there are some "nibble" marks.

Looks like I need to get an amine test kit???

Thanks for the quick reply Menagerie...
__________________
hackistry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2004, 06:55 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Raleigh NC
Posts: 874
Send a message via AIM to flipz
Get a master test kit...

ammonia, nitrate, nitrite, pH, hardness, etc tests

DON'T get one of those "7 in 1 Strip" test kits... they are no good.

shouldn't run you more than $20 and it will solve lots of your problems, and give you specific info to give to members on here when you have questions.
__________________
Come join the Ohio forum on AA!
flipz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2004, 07:29 PM   #5
Moderator Emeritus
 
Menagerie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 13,230
Have you seen any aggression among the fish? Are the tetras ganging up? Or does there seem to be a dominant angel?
__________________

Menagerie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2004, 10:43 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: NY
Posts: 4,536
Ugh. Would I be correct in assuming the new fish were not quarantined before going into your tank with your babies? I fear the new fish brought disease along with them, and you are seeing the results. What disease is hard to say without specific symptoms, although columnaris has been known to kill very quickly and could be a culprit. The tail "nibbles" might actually be finrot, which is a sign of columnaris.
__________________
aka Cycling Guru and the Ich Slayer

*glares at Terry and QTOFFER*

Card carrying member of FTAS & GCAS.
Allivymar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2004, 08:36 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Jerkwater, USA
Posts: 6
Sorry I haven't gotten back... well, I believe the tank has finally settled down. I did have a case of finrot. Tested water, got it all stabilized. Unfortunately, I've lost some fish... always a bummer... but I've learned quite a bit... ALWAYS quarantine new fish!!! And don't add 20 new fish at one time...duh!

ANyway, thanks to all who helped with info... I appreciate it!

Thanks!
__________________

__________________
hackistry is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
angel, angelfish, eat, eating, not eating

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
Angelfish not eating Par Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 8 12-23-2009 04:50 AM
angelfish not eating missgingersnap Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 4 05-29-2009 10:00 AM
Angelfish anyone? binaryterror Saltwater Reef Aquaria 9 12-09-2005 11:50 PM
Angelfish eating eggs! Steven A Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding 2 06-19-2005 06:01 PM
old angelfish new angelfish justDIY Cichlid Discussion 2 07-29-2003 12:33 AM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.