sick chiclids

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sick chiclids

Post by lock » Sat Apr 03, 2004 8:36 pm

My fish have started rubbing on all decorations and gravel. Sometime also they shake. i have treated for parasites and ick and i have down water changers also. The treatments doesnt seem to have helped. They are still scratching on everything. Please help. Thank you.

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Post by Pam Chin » Sat Apr 03, 2004 10:39 pm

Hi Lock,

Well it sounds like you have covered the basics, but you might want to have your water tested. There may be some type of mineral, like copper that is irratating your fish. Also keep in mind that ick is usually in the water, and even though you have treated, it can come back. Make sure you have your temperature high around 80 degrees or so, along with rock salt (about 1 - 2 tablespoons per 10 gallons) and that might help.

As long as they are no physical signs of parasites or fungs, and if they fish are eating good and acting normally, I really wouldn't worry about it.
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