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    DISEASE QUESTIONNAIRE


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    1. Please explain the problems with your fish. When did you notice the problems and did anything unusual happen that you think started them? 4 days ago small sore has turned into eating him up. Have red discus that has killed every other discus pretty sure it all started from being nipped.


    2. Symptoms (i.e. turning dark, excess slime, not eating, clamped fins, flashing, darting, clamped gills, white/yellow/green poop, hiding, headstanding or tailstanding, white on tips of fins, rotting or fungus, blisters/white zits on fish, bloated, cloudy eyes, wounds). Skin being eaten hes no just laying on side.


    3. What medications/ treatments have you already tried and what were the results. Include dosage and duration of treatment. On day 2 started Melaflix tank dosing and salt bath. This morning I applied some melafix directly to the wound.



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    4. Tank size and ages, numbers and sizes of fish. 55 gallon 2 1/2 years planted, 15 neon tetras,2 glass cats, 6 bamboo shrimp, 1 elephant nose, 1 anglefish about 7 inch, and now only 2 discus


    5. Water change regime (What percentage and how often).75% daily 100% through out a day one a week by 3 50% water changes that day.


    6. How long has tank been running? Is it bare bottom? If you have substrate, what type and how deep is it? 2 1/2 years planted with eco complete 2 inch deep


    7. Do you age your water? If you do for how long and what is the ph swing.


    8. Parameters and water source;

    Note: Water Parameters are important in diagnosing problems within a tank. If you don't own test kits for the following information, you can purchase them, test your parameters and post this info as soon as possible.


    - temp_____83

    - ph _____ 7.4

    - ammonia reading ____0

    - nitrite reading ____0

    - nitrate reading ____about 2-3ppm at time of water changes

    What type of water or combinations of water sources do you use? If it is an RO/tap/well water mix, please list percentages in the mix.

    - well water ____

    - municipal water __X__

    - RO water ____


    9. Any new fish, plants or inverts added recently.


    10. Please tell us what you feed your fish and how often. This can be critical information for solving the problem so be as specific as you can. Cobalt Discus Flakes some times beef heart cubes I thaw and strain with aquarium water



    11. Include any pictures or videos you have which shows the symptoms. If you can't add them to this post, please provide a link to them47D5E526-2548-4B42-BACB-CBD3EF7DE7D1.jpg

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    I would get some betadine/Iodine and apply directly to the affected area.

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    I'm not an expert at diagnosing these things buy that looks like more than just a wound too me.

    Also if you have a fish that is "killing" the rest it's because you have too small of a group. The recommendation is 5-6 to spread out this natural aggression so that one particular fish is not being beaten and stressed into illness
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    Ryan925 I started out with 5 discus he killed 2 so I took my angle from another tank since he is larger and it helped for a few month then he killed my green about 2 weeks ago and now injured my blue. If he wasn’t so expensive I would have already feed him to my piranhas.

    White worm ill try to get some today and try hope it works thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonessr20 View Post
    Ryan925 I started out with 5 discus he killed 2 so I took my angle from another tank since he is larger and it helped for a few month then he killed my green about 2 weeks ago and now injured my blue. If he wasn’t so expensive I would have already feed him to my piranhas.

    White worm ill try to get some today and try hope it works thanks
    Lol. Well at the rate he is going he may be even more expensive with all the losses. May be time for a new home
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    Haha I’ve thought about rehoming but the 125 has 6 piranhas and the other 55 he would be nipped to death, did think that would be equal justice though lol

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    Maybe a divider in the tank?

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    So he just died what ever infection he had ate all through him. I even tried the betadine today around 1400 4 hrs ago. I also bought fish mox and had in the water with the melafix. It appears to me that some bacteria in the tank that made it way into my discus when he received his wound. My question is now do you think I’m doing enough to kill what ever is in my tank. Here are the pics of what he looked like at his death the one from the first post was just from this morning so you can see how fast this was attacking him.D1E3EFE8-D260-4C52-B452-E9655A438E24.jpgE98CE25C-FE55-4BB6-B6CE-48F6865694BE.jpg

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    When was the last time you gave the substrate a deep cleaning and how often?They appear quite small for a planted community tank.

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    I do surface cleaning with every water change and use the gravel vac for deep clean on the areas not cover by grass or plants yet once a week

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