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Old 10-24-2014, 10:22 PM   #1
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Is it ich?

I came home today after being on the road all week, and a number of my south/central cichlids have what looks like skin peeling after a bad sunburn. Is this an advanced ich?


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I guess it could be considered a cotton like growth. It's a 125 gal tank, been up and going 10 months or so.


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Doesn't sound good. Columnaris is a possibility, so is fungal. Do you have any pics?
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I came home today after being on the road all week, and a number of my south/central cichlids have what looks like skin peeling after a bad sunburn. Is this an advanced ich?


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I guess it could be considered a cotton like growth. It's a 125 gal tank, been up and going 10 months or so.


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Answer these Qs to ensure we have as much information as possible about your ailing fish and its environment:





1~What type of fish is afflicted? In addition, please describe what is wrong with the fish to the best of your ability (i.e. cotton like growth, bloated, etc.).


2~What are your tank parameters (ammonia, nitrites, nitrates, temp, pH)? Please give exact values.


3~ How large is the tank? How long has the tank been set up?


4~What type of filtration are you using? Please give the name and number (i.e. Fluval 304) and amount of [acronym="Gallons per hour"]gph if known.


5~How many fish are in the tank? What kinds of fish are they and what are their current sizes?


6~When is the last time you did a water change and vacuum the gravel? How often do you do this? How much water do you remove at a time?


7~How long have you had the fish? If the fish is new, how did you acclimate it/them?


8~Have you added anything new to the tank--decor, new dechlorinator, new substrate, etc.?


9~What kind of food have you been feeding your fish, have you changed their diet recently?



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