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Nipping Or Fin Rot? Angels

Discussion in 'Freshwater Illness and Disease' started by OwlsHead, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. OwlsHead

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    I had another thread going about the overall look of my tank, and some were concerned with the look of my black veil Angel.
    I think it's a black veil...

    Anyway, I didn't think anything of it because this is about how it's looked for like a year now.
    And I've never seen another fish in the tank bother it, the other Angel in the tank is best friends with the black veil, and as far as I can tell, it's not "Sick"

    It acts normal, eats a ton, etc.

    Is it something nipping at it then that I can't see, or disease? Or is it just the way it is?

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    2 Angels
    3 Gourami (2 Pearl, 1 Blue)
    6 Rasboras
    6 Neon
    6 Rummynose
    2 Red Tailed Sharks
    2 Swordtails

    Tank has been up for around 2 years, these fish have been in there around 1 year.

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    Both, IMO. Lose the Gs and the RTS....up the water changes big time...
     
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    i agree with rb that seems like a bit of both my guess is that it started out as nipping and got infected and turned into fin rot
     
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    Agreed drop sharks & guoramis out & maybe the swords as males can get nippy. Looks like fin rot to me too

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    Does anyone else notice the pitting on his lateral lines? I've never noticed it like that on my mature angels.

    I agree with the fin rot. LOTS of water changes.

    What are your water parameters now?
     
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    Everything but Nitrate is where it should be.
    Nitrate is around 40PPM... But the one problem there is, my tap water has around 1.5PPM Ammonia and maybe like 10PPM Nitrate.

    So while I do water changes, I try to never do huge ones because I don't want to put all that ammonia in there.
    So I'll do like 5 Gallons a week or 10% or so.

    Either way, I've been trying to get the Nitrate down for some time, but it just doesn't really budge all that much. I'm sure I could do like a 50-60% change and the ammonia would be fine, but I'm not sure.
     

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