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Ciclids ill

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:01 am
by Bluegirl
I have had my tank for a year and 1/2. It's a 55 gallon tank with cichlids. I have never had any problems with the water quality. About 2 weeks ago I found that my nitrites were high. I did my water change,cleaned gravel, and added aquarium salt. Now one of my fish have pop eye and some of them look like their scales are lifted out from their bodies.

I did a partial water change and added more salt. More fish appeared to have messed up scales. I now have Melafix that the pet store told me would take care of the problem. This is the third day of treatment and I have noticed that one of my fish now have white spots on its fins, like ick..

Any ideas what I can do?

Re: Ciclids ill

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:17 pm
by Bluegirl
Well thanks for the help people... I will try another site.. Bye

Re: Ciclids ill

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 2:57 pm
by damba
Why are you adding salt? Your fish have dropsy which is very difficult to cure. What are the fish how many what size tank. and what are your tank stats and water change regimes? Melafix wont do much good. Need more info before suggesting treatments.

I live in Eastbourne - the sunniest place in Britain. That isn't really saying much...
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Re: Ciclids ill

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 2:58 pm
by damba
How often you doing water changes how much you feeding? More info.

I live in Eastbourne - the sunniest place in Britain. That isn't really saying much...
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