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    Default Re: Pimples and Not Hungry

    Hi DiscusDish, first welcome to Simply and you have received some excellent advice here. I would suggest checking ammonia for a mini-cycle and do 50% water changes for a week to allow the beneficial bacteria to catch up with the bio-load in the tank.

    If you are able to please consider aging your water with aeration. This will provide a stable water source for water changes.
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    Ok, thanks for your help Pat.

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    Default Re: Pimples and Not Hungry

    Quote Originally Posted by DiscusDish View Post
    No, just after I start a new tank. Never after WCs. Thanks for your help danotaylor, you are super helpful.
    Happy to help mate!

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    Hi, just a question. In this new tank the female will sometimes shiver for a period of a second or two. Is this mating behaviour? The male just stares at her. Second, my male always stops and stares at the breeding cone. Every time he swims by it, he stops at it.

    Any ideas why they are doing this? It would be great if this means they will spawn soon!
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    Default Re: Pimples and Not Hungry

    Bump?

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    Oh and by the way, he only twitches when they stop swimming together and make eye contact. Just for a second or less. Not a steady shiver.
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    foreplay.
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    Thanks Liz. That’s what I sort of thought, I will be watching this week for breeding cone cleaning. If she sometimes just twitches randomly, is it parasites? Thanks again Liz
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    Btw, I watched some videos on them shivering, mine looks more like twitching... what does this mean?
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    OMG, help me ASAP!! I don’t know what to do! She now has three pimple and one of them is at least .5cm in diameter! I don’t know what to do or how to treat this! Help!
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    It’s definitely pimples so I’m doin 50-75% daily water changes. Right after the one I did just now the big one popped, thank god it was on top of the skin like a blister instead of in it!
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    Default Re: Pimples and Not Hungry

    DiscusDish, can you post a picture? Also what are the ammonia, nitrite and nitrate measurements in the tank they are in?
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    Ammonia 0, Nitrite 0, Nitrate 5. I will post a picture right aways, it’s hard to on mobile.
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    Have you ever checked to see if there is a big swing between the pH of your tap water compared to aged water? Your parameters are perfect. I can think of no other reason you are having these problems.
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    There is a 0.2pH swing so it’s not super bad. I just moved them to the 33g so the pimples may go away soon. Hopefully...
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