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 09-25-2006, 01:33 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: UK
Posts: 454
Send a message via MSN to imrandome1
My little angel!

Hi people, my little angel is ill, by its pectoral fin there is a red fungus kinda thing growing out of it, its growing very slowly, he is also very bloated atm, this started about 2 weeks ago, at first i did a water change of 20% everyday, to see if that would help, but no, for the past week i added Pimafix and Melafix, (could not decide what 1 2 use, so i did both) and its still growing, i hope you can just c what i mean in the photographs below, what can i do to help, i really look forward to your help!!

Thanks

Andy
Attached Images
File Type: jpg fish_076_153.jpg (164.1 KB, 14 views)
File Type: jpg fish_075_423.jpg (161.4 KB, 17 views)
__________________

__________________
imrandome1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2006, 02:10 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
dskidmore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Genesee Valley
Posts: 2,616
Primafix and Melafix are really mild medications. Do you have a QT you can put her in and give her stronger stuff?

I can't really see in the pictures. Can you describe the texture and shape of the growth?
__________________

dskidmore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2006, 05:55 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: UK
Posts: 454
Send a message via MSN to imrandome1
Like little red/pink ish lumps/ball shape but like in 1? slowly growing out by the fin!??
__________________
imrandome1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2006, 07:34 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
dskidmore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Genesee Valley
Posts: 2,616
Does it look pink like full of blood?
dskidmore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2006, 03:31 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: UK
Posts: 454
Send a message via MSN to imrandome1
Oh sorry I dont hae a QT tank!, and ermm it is pink, not sure about the blood? it also starting to grow under the scales.
__________________
imrandome1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2006, 08:06 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
dskidmore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Genesee Valley
Posts: 2,616
Can you afford to set up a QT? A 10 gallon tank with no hood, cheap heater, and a corner filter will run around $40 in my neghborhood.

See what your LFS has for a stronger anti-fungal. An antibiotic wouldn't hurt either. You don't want a secondary infection setting in before she recovers from the first.

Keep in mind a QT that isn't cycled will require daily water changes.

Can you see pink arteries in the surface, or is it uniformly pink?
dskidmore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2006, 01:26 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: UK
Posts: 454
Send a message via MSN to imrandome1
The QT is not an option, tried asking my parents but they always so no! grrr errm and il go and stronger anit-fungal, and its uniformly pink, i'll try another med and tell ya what happens, thanks for ya help dskidmore.
__________________
imrandome1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2006, 01:33 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
dskidmore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Genesee Valley
Posts: 2,616
Will your folks do a extra chores for extra cash deal? I used to have to earn my way to summer camp every year. I had to pay 50% of my first tank, and then Mom kept it when I went off to collage. (Found another setup in a garage sale for $10 to take to collage.)
dskidmore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2006, 03:33 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: UK
Posts: 454
Send a message via MSN to imrandome1
well i asked, they said sure i could do chores lol but they wont allow me to get another tank, not even a small 1 for QT,
__________________
imrandome1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2006, 03:43 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
dskidmore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Genesee Valley
Posts: 2,616
Ah well. You had to try.

How's the angel doing? Did you find some stronger meds?
dskidmore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2006, 01:17 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: UK
Posts: 454
Send a message via MSN to imrandome1
yeah i got some "aquarium treatment" anti fungus stuff, its on day 2 now, its stop growing and is not as pinkish, but its early days, i'll let ya no how it goes, thanks for your help !! take care
__________________
imrandome1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2006, 06:57 PM   #12
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 15
I've recently gone threw the same deal. I lost a 4.5 inch yellow lab to this. I was told that it's septicemia. It starts out as a little red spot but gets bigger if not treated in time, and it can kill off other fish in the tank. I was told that it's from bacteria in the tank, and that's from not doing enough water changes.

http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewtopic.php?t=87726

here's the one that I started about something similar.
__________________
tootall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2006, 11:03 AM   #13
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
dskidmore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Genesee Valley
Posts: 2,616
Water changes can help almost any condition. Clean water lowers stress and boosts the immune system.

How is the angel doing?
dskidmore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2006, 07:01 PM   #14
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: UK
Posts: 454
Send a message via MSN to imrandome1
wow, well its stoped growing on my little one and is starting to decease in time, but it is taking along time, i will however increase the water changes while its still there and hope it will completely go! thanks for you're help!
__________________
imrandome1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2006, 01:32 PM   #15
EXM
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 65
Try a professional salt dip. Slowly dip the fish into marine water conditions. This is a treatment for almost any kind of disease. I have used this method many times and it is very effective at removing the disease. You see, many, many infections as well as parasites can tolerate either salt or fresh water, never both. In this case I would recommend a mild to medium period of time in the dip (30 secs to 2 mins).
__________________
EXM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2006, 02:21 PM   #16
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
dskidmore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Genesee Valley
Posts: 2,616
I've heard varying opinions on the dip method. This might be effective on some open infections, but keep the following in mind:

A) The visible part of ick is the fish's immune reaction, not the parasite itself. The parasite is only vulnerable in certian life stages.

B) Any shock treatment will be stressful to the fish, which may lower his immune system.

C) The water the fish lives in may still contain the contagen. Clean the tank very well and don't trust that the contagen is gone for a month or two after you last see symptoms.
dskidmore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2006, 11:52 PM   #17
EXM
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 65
I very much agree! I recommend, after the dip, that you extremly slowly acclimate the angel to another tank you are absolutly sure is free of contagens and when I say slowly, I mean, like over a matter of 1 in a half to 2 days.
__________________

__________________
EXM is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
angel

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
Adding angel(s) to existing angel tank? DallasFish Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 5 09-01-2008 02:23 AM
eible angel and flame angel? MorayMadness Saltwater Reef Aquaria 9 02-12-2007 06:04 PM
Here is my new Angel sango Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 03-24-2006 08:57 PM
flame angel and other dwarf angel in a 90 gal. philly Saltwater Reef Aquaria 1 09-20-2004 12:13 PM
Angel help please Linsay Cichlid Discussion 4 04-24-2004 08:40 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:32 AM.


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