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Angelfish Issues

Discussion in 'Fish' started by Raslad, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. Raslad

    Raslad New Member

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    I was wondering if anyone could help with this problem. My Angels are suffering from something I thought to be a fungal or bacterial problem. They are huddled together at the top of the tank, tipped nose-up, and seem listless. They are also covered with a whitish film which will flake off and float around the tank, and aren't eating a lot. I treated the recommended dosage for quick cure to get rid of it and after three days my black angel looks better but my other 2 are starting to get it too. Would the medicine have kept my other fish from getting sick?

    I also read on the internet about a Angel "Plague" which describes the same symptoms? Plus it only seems to be affecting the Angelfish so far. Anyone had any experience with this?

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  2. StanChung

    StanChung Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Hi Raslad,

    Looks like slime disease, velvet usually is more spotty and ich doesn't look slimy.

    Effective treatment of this is usually to have a hospital tank to remove them to. It's very treatable if caught early. I have had some success with just salt at 1-2ppt[part per thousand]. 200g liters[7oz] per 100[26US Gallons].

    There are over the counter medications[eg: formalin based, flubenol, trichlorfon based, potassium permanganate[all for use only in bare tank], that may work faster but they are also more toxic than necessary so you may need to balance up the risk[use gloves!].

    For in tank medicating-1ppt salt is quite safe for most plants-even moss.[I've not tested for all types-but in general do take care for Cryptocoryne as they are sensitive to changes in water chemistry] HTH.
     

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