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 04-04-2004, 03:33 PM   #1
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: The South-SOoTHWEsT that is
Posts: 1,601
Send a message via AIM to Christmasfish Send a message via Skype™ to Christmasfish
Disease question...Fish warts

My lfs put wild blue rams in with the clowns 2 weeks ago and all the rams have something after a couple days in that tank. Fish warts he says. None of the clowns are yet affected after a week. I like the guy and all...but they look so hideous....like ich gone crazy or bread mold. Half are sportin fur coats. ( a secondary? Sure doesn't look warty!) His 2 day helper who was there the day I went with my kid to get them is a menace to the fishworld and he could get a free bum off the street to work better. Anyways..
My daughter wanted a pair of Rams but I am leery. Can it be ich after all and still not affect the clowns? Or is it indeed fish warts (which isn't that viral? Like real warts?can it even be eradicated?) is that better or worse?

PS:He has Apistos in a different tank and they are just peachy. Some are even very lovely and bright in color. Though they have smaller ventrals and eyes than the rams. She wants a pair of rams to replace her discus. She want to wait until we can fgure a Discus safety net...(because nest discus will be more expensive and why kill them off with a failure we know can happen?)
__________________

__________________
"Fish! Thank You! Oh, tropical huh? Did you buy a heater? Auuugh!"

Mega-pet stores prolly should not be allowed to sell animals as retail "items".
Christmasfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2004, 03:44 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: NY
Posts: 4,536
Does it kinda look like they have been infested with cauliflower?

If so, likely lymphocystis; not deadly, not cureable and not attractive. And very contagious. Some pics here to compare: http://www.fishpalace.org/Disease.html#Lymphocystis
__________________

__________________
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 04-05-2004, 01:26 PM   #3
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: The South-SOoTHWEsT that is
Posts: 1,601
Send a message via AIM to Christmasfish Send a message via Skype™ to Christmasfish
It looks more like the "body fungus " at that site in most of them. Maybe a secondary. A couple look lumpy. I think I will steer clear of them. I would rather they had ich! Then at least they are all normal after recovery. I may have even bought one if he had said ich. All 40 of the clowns are goners then. What a waste.
I wonder if they skipped a Qt step.. They moved all the tetras who were the display specie of that tank for these clowns and wild rams. I never saw so many of his fish all in one tank before either. He is slippin I guess.
He has had bad luck lately with whoever sends him wild loaches, i'd be doubling the sources fish QT times.
__________________
"Fish! Thank You! Oh, tropical huh? Did you buy a heater? Auuugh!"

Mega-pet stores prolly should not be allowed to sell animals as retail "items".
Christmasfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2004, 10:43 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Mobile, AL
Posts: 346
Send a message via AIM to LAGlocker Send a message via Yahoo to LAGlocker
Good site, nasty pics. Hate that a lfs got a load of fish in like that, but sometimes that happens, just hope he is more cautious next time.
__________________
Live in or around Alabama? Why dont you check out the Alabama Regional Forum.

Sold all tanks but
29 gal planted(lightly) tank now with 10 neons, 9 serpae tetras, 4 otos, 2 kribs and 3 gourami for the moment.
LAGlocker is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
disease

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
Neon Tetra disease- again with the question Puriti Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 14 08-02-2005 03:04 PM
fish disease? amitnarain Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 3 07-23-2005 05:58 PM
General question about fighting disease peterac Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 2 05-04-2005 08:01 PM
Fish disease? Nystina Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 2 01-19-2005 12:21 AM
Need help with fish disease. roadster3043 Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 8 01-19-2003 06:58 AM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:53 AM.


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