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fish illness expert???

Discussion in 'Freshwater Illness and Disease' started by Lillyan, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. Lillyan

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    Are there any experts in fish illness on here?
    I keep having the same issue that ends up with dead fish. Nothing I do stops nor slows it down.
    I have posted about it before, but no one knows anything!
    Is there a person elsewhere I can email and talk to??
     
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    the best suggestion I have is to post your problem again and maybe something that someone missed the first time will pick up on it this time. The forum is full of experts.
     
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    Thin Platy, don't eat, no poo that I can see. They eventually hide and die. Lost 10 like this. I have a big tank they breed in, but none of the females had babies recently that are now sick.
     
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    Have you tried medicated deworming food, something such as this?
    http://www.angelsplus.com/FlakeMedicated.htm
    Inexpensive and won't hurt your biological filtration, so worth a shot - but you really do need to post some tank specs first.
     
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    0-0-0, 78F, water change every 8-9 days. It's all 0 because the tank is stocked to the brim with plants. No new fish or plants, ext.
     
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    What about water chemistry? If you can maintain the hard and alkaline water that platies prefer, other than that you should be set - they aren't fussy but like all fish they need stability. If you're having fluctuations from say, dosing CO2, and your water is on the low end in KH, it may be a problem. However the symptoms you describe sound to me like something intestinal. Have you ever looked for worms on them? I had a Camallanus outbreak on my platies, it's very serious stuff - and unfortunately rather common in pet store "mutt" livebearers. Here's a pic of what they look like:
    http://lh4.ggpht.com/_865fXy_d37w/Str-kQ-MRLI/AAAAAAAAD_I/vGf9cvJ8gsQ/camallan.jpg
     
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    I think I am leaning on something intestinal too. Is it everytime you bring fish into this tank?
     
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    It's just the Platy fish. I don't dose with CO2.
     
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    I have not seen worms on the fish. As soon as I notice the fish are even a little on the thin side, they do not eat. So medicated food would only help the fish that look healthy still. Is there anything for the water I can add? If so, where?
     

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