What's wrong with this fish?

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What's wrong with this fish?

Post by Aurora » Thu Feb 12, 2015 1:10 pm

Hi, I have a Convict in a 46 gallon tank with some barbs and for the last week he has progressively got worse. He is now on the bottom of the tank and he is arching sideways. He is not lethargic but he has not eaten in over a week and is now developing a cloudy eye and more arching. I have had him over 4 years and never had a problem before, all the other fish seem fine.

I have done a partial water three days ago, checked the levels which were all fine. I tried to feed him peas but he would not eat (hard to force feed a fish! Lol) and have aslo raised the water temp from 74 to 78.

Yesterday I started treatment for parasites, does any one have any suggestions? He is the oldest fish I have and don't want to see him suffer!

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