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  1. hello.

    If the tails of the fish is white then it is normal to see some streaking of blood. that said, you still need to give us the stats for ammonia and nitrite. we cant help on fine as an answer. if you dont know then please take a small sample to a fish store for them to test.

    nitrite and ammonia in high concentrations will stress your fish out and its important to keep their water clean. If it was me, i would be doing a half water change every couple days with gravel vacs. being uk im not up on bio wheels but any cleaning should be done in old tank water.

    fins reddening is only a symptom or indication of a problem elsewhere, usually bacterial and water related. pinpointing the cause is the hardest part, and starting with the simplest things first will narrow this.

    water is always the first place to get a clue, so please help us by getting the water tested.

  2. Check your tapwater readings from a cup and see if nitrate is the same as the tank. A reading of 20 is nothing to be worried about.

    How big is the tank, how many fish and sizes?

    Plecs sleep a lot through the day and are active at night. I would drop a couple of the pellets in while the tank is dark and as long as the belly of the fish isnt concave then your plec is fine.

  3. Sounds like he fed those fish to another tank.

    Its not a 60g tank, those fish would be around 2 or 3 inches at most and in perspective they are too big to look like they are in a 60g.

    Anyway we can only go by what he says he does, which may be different to what he actually does.

    I tend to avoid looking at other peoples mistreatment of fish on youtube, it would just depress me.

  4. You are suffering from new tank syndrome. Basically, your tank is cycling and fish just dont like it. You need to get yourself test kits for ammonia, nitrite and nitrate asn levels of ammonia and nitrite are deadly to fish if not detected.

    I dont know what first aid is but i dont think it will help, nd dont clean out your filter until the tank has cycled.

    Which filter are you using? You should also be using a conditioner such as prime to help with any chemical in the tap water.

    Check the temperature too as fluctuations can cause problems for fatter fish. Pearlscales arent the best swimmers anyway as they are bred too much too exagerate the size.

  5. Hi

    Have you tried fasting the tank for 3 days? Both fish wont suffer and its good for them to not eat for at least one day a week. The algae is good for them too so dont worry about them eating it.

    After 3 days feed the peas for a few days and see how they go. Do you know if the fish is a female or is it a guess? It could be eggs if it is female and may be infected. Have you ever seen clear zig zag poo from her at all?

    Is the poo trailing or short and comes away fast?

    Bacterial issues can cause what you are seeing so do water changes often to keep on top of it. Meds in this country arent really strong enough to do anything so just check the ph and everything else before adding to the tank to make sure its at the same levels. And temperature match new water too.

    Could be anything from a bacterial infection to too much gas, but fingers crossed she can get better

  6. If its relevant to the original post then its ok to open it. The problem comes when old posts are dragged up just to say one word.

    If you want discus then find a local breeder who uses the same water chemistry or make sure your local supplier has had them for a while and they are feeding well.

  7. the tank seems ok to me and much bigger than 9 gallons.

    The problem isnt medical but the other fish eating the eyes. A 36" tank is plenty for territory so the smaller fish may be already weak and sickly and the other took the opportunity to have a free meal. If you can divide the tank then do this as your fish is now completely at the bigger ones will. You need a tank or seperated area free from all ornaments and strong filtration. If your fish cant maintain balance or seems dstressed then the outcome isnt good.

    Good luck with him

  8. First you have to make sure its a worm and not a stressed or sick fish with weird poo. Did you see it move at all?

    If you could also tell us the answers to the box at the top of the forum this will help reach a diagnosis for you.

    Camallanus is the most common type of worm to hit fish and heres a link to it http://members.optushome.com.au/chelmon/Worms.htm

    try google for some images to see if its close.

  9. what temperature is the water? i wouldnt advise mixing goldies with bettas anyway as they can get stressed.

    once bettas get internal problems its really hard for them to come back from it. if he starts to look worse then i would euthenise, sorry

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