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Concave stomach

Posted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:12 pm
by Jshakour
I noticed a fish in one of my show tanks has a concave stomach and seems to be deterating. Any idea as to what this diease is and how to treat it?

Re: Concave stomach

Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:06 am
by Jshakour
After doing a bit more research, I think my fish has internal parasites, so I purchased some Metronidazole powder. I am going to try to mix it in with some NLS Thera-A. Can someone give me some pointers as to how to get the powder to stick to the food?

Re: Concave stomach

Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:52 am
by Dan Woodland
James,

Will the fish eat?

You can "soak" the food in t it or make a solution and spray it. Your biggest problem will be getting them to eat it. Also, getting the right does into the fish. If you can set up a hospital tank and treat it individually it would work better, unless of course you feel your other fish are affected.

You can also employ some Epsom Salts. This will help clean him out. I use about a 1/4 to 1/2 cup per ten gallons.

By the way, pictures always help in the diagnosis of a fish illnesses.

Re: Concave stomach

Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 12:24 pm
by Marko Lenac
Dan Woodland wrote:
You can also employ some Epsom Salts. This will help clean him out. I use about a 1/4 to 1/2 cup per ten gallons.

By the way, pictures always help in the diagnosis of a fish illnesses.
sorry my ignorance, but how much is a cup? thank you!

Re: Concave stomach

Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 1:18 pm
by Dan Woodland
Marko Lenac wrote:
Dan Woodland wrote:
You can also employ some Epsom Salts. This will help clean him out. I use about a 1/4 to 1/2 cup per ten gallons.

By the way, pictures always help in the diagnosis of a fish illnesses.
sorry my ignorance, but how much is a cup? thank you!
No, not ignorance. Just a learning opportunity Marko.

A cup is 8 ounces or 250ml. See this link for more... http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=htt ... sch&itbs=1

Re: Concave stomach

Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 2:14 pm
by Jshakour
Dan Woodland wrote:James,

Will the fish eat?

You can "soak" the food in t it or make a solution and spray it. Your biggest problem will be getting them to eat it. Also, getting the right does into the fish. If you can set up a hospital tank and treat it individually it would work better, unless of course you feel your other fish are affected.

You can also employ some Epsom Salts. This will help clean him out. I use about a 1/4 to 1/2 cup per ten gallons.

By the way, pictures always help in the diagnosis of a fish illnesses.
Yes the.fish eat.

Re: Concave stomach

Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 3:30 pm
by Dan Woodland
That is half the battle. I believe Tetra sells a medicated food for just this purpose. I think RMS would have it. I don't know about other local stores.

Re: Concave stomach

Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 3:32 pm
by Jshakour
Thanks Dan

Re: Concave stomach

Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:34 pm
by Marko Lenac
thank you Dan!