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Old November 10th, 2014, 03:42 PM   #1
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Hi all,

I am writing to you today because I need help with one of my fish. I do not know exactly what he has. I thought it was ich so I treated him for 4 days with mardell quick cure. It seemed to be okay when I transferred him back to the main tank. He has a great appetite and it is eating well but his body and the way he swims suggest that he is sick. I am not sure if it is still ich. Can you please help me in understanding what is going on? I am including a video link, so you can have a better idea.
http://youtu.be/W9z1wq8kg5c

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Old November 12th, 2014, 03:48 PM   #2
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If it is ick it will be small white dots on his fins and body
if so 4 days is not enough, iCk has about a 3 to week life cycle
so min. 3 weeks quarantine
if it is just swimming funny, then might be swim bladder. In that case not much to do
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Thank you for your prompt reply. I do not think it is ich.


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If it is ick it will be small white dots on his fins and body
if so 4 days is not enough, iCk has about a 3 to week life cycle
so min. 3 weeks quarantine
if it is just swimming funny, then might be swim bladder. In that case not much to do
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Old November 12th, 2014, 10:16 PM   #4
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From that video it doesn't look like ich. Do you see waste coming out of that fish? It looks bloated, if it was my fish i would still try something. i would quarantine again,raise the heat,add salt and no feeding it for two days. Then i would feed it a pea, no shell. Good luck.
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u would see white spec on your fish
sounds like swim bladder
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also remember when treating for ich raise the temp to about 84. it speed up their life cycle
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Thank you for the advice Steve. I appreciate it.

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Thank you very much for the suggestion. I will try that. And thank you for the good wishes!

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From that video it doesn't look like ich. Do you see waste coming out of that fish? It looks bloated, if it was my fish i would still try something. i would quarantine again,raise the heat,add salt and no feeding it for two days. Then i would feed it a pea, no shell. Good luck.
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