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    65 Gallon Tank Normal / Stressed / Sick Angels (Freshwater)

    They have started to do some flicking against things, not as much as I've seen with fish with ich. Also fin flicking and some almost quivering of the body, but very little of this behavior. Two look like they may have distended bellies - I may just be getting neurotic . They are however at...
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    65 Gallon Tank Normal / Stressed / Sick Angels (Freshwater)

    Hi and thank you for the info. The changes to the pH came only after they were displaying symptoms, as I thought it may have been that the pH was too high for the angels. Anyhoo, the pH has now stabilized, and is around 7. I have learned my lessen and will rather not fiddle with that again...
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    65 Gallon Tank Normal / Stressed / Sick Angels (Freshwater)

    I will try again to get photos as these are not really clear. The nodules are almost on all the angels, other species not affected as far as I can tell, can't locate the pleco though.
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    65 Gallon Tank Normal / Stressed / Sick Angels (Freshwater)

    Sorry, I swapped the values for nitrate with nitrite. What I said about the pH it previously ranged between 7.2 to 7.6 sometimes leaning more to 8, but that it never passed the 7.8-8.0 bracket / color coded blocks on the test kit). The pH has not changed since this past Saturday. And it changed...
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    65 Gallon Tank Normal / Stressed / Sick Angels (Freshwater)

    Normally, water testing once per week (unless there are issues, then I will test more). Since water change last week and the issues started with the fish, testing daily, usually around lunch time. The pH is relatively stable (no large changes) from water change to change, though it was at the...
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    65 Gallon Tank Normal / Stressed / Sick Angels (Freshwater)

    Sorry for only responding now. It is my only tank, had a guppy community tank for a few years, and a fancy goldfish as well. I started this tank around October 2020, fish added Dec. The pH has not went higher than the 7.8-8.0 bracket. I feed a variety of foods, frozen bloodworm, high quality...
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    65 Gallon Tank Normal / Stressed / Sick Angels (Freshwater)

    no they are not eating as usual, some barely eating. I have tried changing food, gave garlic water infused food. There is a lot of taking food and spitting out going on as well as pecking off the surfaces of the plants and wood. Poop was red, but last poop I saw was white and stringy - not...
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    65 Gallon Tank Normal / Stressed / Sick Angels (Freshwater)

    I initially thought the two larger ones paired up, but I think I was mistaken. There is absolutely no aggression in the tank, not even the occasional quick chase. They are all huddled together. No pairing at all.
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    65 Gallon Tank Normal / Stressed / Sick Angels (Freshwater)

    Everything was fine until the water change, which I did as per the norm. That was last week Monday. The behavior changes then began, after which I noticed the red lines, initially I thought it was just deepening of the color, but when the lateral line became dotted red, I started to worry. As...
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    65 Gallon Tank Normal / Stressed / Sick Angels (Freshwater)

    Thank you so much! The General hardness were above >21 for quite some time, another reason why I went with the RO. KH were 10, and pH - 7.2 to 7.6 sometimes leaning more to 8
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    65 Gallon Tank Normal / Stressed / Sick Angels (Freshwater)

    Just an afterthought, would the growth on driftwood cause problems? Some pieces in my tank repeatedly grows a hairy white slime. I was initially very concerned about it, scrubbed down quite frequently with hard brush. I have not done that in the past few weeks as I have been told it is...
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    65 Gallon Tank Normal / Stressed / Sick Angels (Freshwater)

    I am in South Africa. The test strips are color coded, pic attached. According to the color coded blocks, those are the readings I get, it is sadly the best I can do at the moment. As stated, I cycled the tank for 2 months (or thought I did). Starter bacteria / filter activator, added and...
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    65 Gallon Tank Normal / Stressed / Sick Angels (Freshwater)

    It is 63 gallons (US), yes. The general hardness have been on the high side for a while, I was advised to rather use RO. I do a 25% once a month / 6 weeks. I was told that 10% weekly change is sufficient, as long as I keep an eye on quality, is this wrong? Would you recommend 25% weekly or...
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    65 Gallon Tank Normal / Stressed / Sick Angels (Freshwater)

    awesome, will do that. Thank you!
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    65 Gallon Tank Normal / Stressed / Sick Angels (Freshwater)

    Apology accepted and thank you . To update, this morning the angels are a lot more active, and the red lining is definitely fading, as is the redness at the pectoral fin bases. This makes me lean towards some other issue than overcrowding, maybe bacterial/ parasitical. I am just relieved there...
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