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  1. Help German Blue Ram, Swollen Left Gill, Hungry But Not Eating

    Just an update on this in case anyone is experiencing the same problem. I was waiting to make sure of the outcome before posting this. The fish was getting worse. One of the gills looked damaged. The plate was open so I could see that the gill was "small". I had decided to try a dip bath with...
  2. Help German Blue Ram, Swollen Left Gill, Hungry But Not Eating

    Is yours a new GBR or have you had it for a while?
  3. Help German Blue Ram, Swollen Left Gill, Hungry But Not Eating

    I tried a dip bath with metro today. He looks stressed now but hopefully it helped. I decided to deep clean the tank. 50% water change, added live filter bacteria and added stress coat. I just think if the ram had something too serious it would be dead by now. It's been 2 weeks. So I decided...
  4. Help German Blue Ram, Swollen Left Gill, Hungry But Not Eating

    Interesting. Do u think copper based medications are ok with otos?
  5. Help German Blue Ram, Swollen Left Gill, Hungry But Not Eating

    I think you are right about the swelling in his throat. I think he can't swallow. I haven't tried frozen/live food but the foods I tried are his favourites and he seems interested. He tries many times to eat the same pellets. Like 5-6 times. I have even tried a gel like food. No luck. I'm...
  6. Help German Blue Ram, Swollen Left Gill, Hungry But Not Eating

    Hello. Yes. According to the recommended dosage on the package. Full dosage on days 1,2 and 3 then a 50% water change on day 7. Yesterday was day number 3. But I was expecting to see some improvement.
  7. Help German Blue Ram, Swollen Left Gill, Hungry But Not Eating

    Hello all, I'm having an issue with my 1.5yo German Blue Ram. As per my aquarium details: The tank is a 15 gallon one, moderately planted, set up sometime in 2017. Temperature is 26.5C (80F), pH is 7.3 Ammonia 0, Nitrite 0, Nitrate 15 (15 from tap, drops to about 5 after a few days thanks to lots of...
  8. What’s Killing My Fish? White Gills

    Ok. Things seem ok for now. I have uploaded a video to show the ram. Any idea? Does she look alright? Are those stripes normal?
  9. What’s Killing My Fish? White Gills

    It was both before and after. Unfortunately the gourami didn’t make it. The other fish seem fine. Fingers crossed the tank will stabilise again. If I lose one more fish I will really start worrying. I hope my ram is fine. She acts fine and she is flaring and swimming like she is the boss of...
  10. What’s Killing My Fish? White Gills

    No I tried it before but my fish were uprooting it all the time. I have plants some of which are supposed to eat up nitrates: Hygrophila, water lettuce, cabomba, bacopa, cryptocoryne, some anacharis, amazon sword, a huge anubia, a huge java fern and marimo balls.
  11. What’s Killing My Fish? White Gills

    I am using eSHa gdex which is the only available praziquantel based med in the UK at the moment. It’s so expensive too. 20ml for £10. (It’s in liquid form). I have an airstone in the tank. What’s worrying me is that the gills of the rams were white (!), destroyed. Now the white stringy poop too...
  12. What’s Killing My Fish? White Gills

    Yeah I can get King British. I don’t like “british” brands though as an interpet med killed all my friend’s fish in 15 minutes in the past. I was there. All according to the recommended dosage no other meds. For now I will try Paraguard baths and dips (for the gourami if it pulls through). Will...
  13. What’s Killing My Fish? White Gills

    Aww that’s very nice of you. Update: tetras all look and act fine, corydoras no problems at all, female gbr seems fine now. Now the gourami. Very lethargic, heavy breathing, bloated belly (but not dropsy). I put her in a net close to the surface to make it easier to “breathe” air, and to avoid...
  14. What’s Killing My Fish? White Gills

    Aww that’s very nice of you. Update: tetras all look and act fine, corydoras no problems at all, female gbr seems fine now. Now the gourami. Very lethargic, heavy breathing, bloated belly (but not dropsy). I put her in a net close to the surface to make it easier to “breathe” air, and to avoid...
  15. What’s Killing My Fish? White Gills

    All, I came home from work to find all my fish gasping. The gourami had a very long. Like 15 inch long white stringy poo. The ram had black vertical lines and clamped fins. I performed a 40% water change and turned on the air pump. Now all fish stopped gasping but the gourami is lethargic. I...
  16. What’s Killing My Fish? White Gills

    Thanks. Will my other fish be ok with the temperature set to 82? Before the male died the pair looked very happy. Unbelievable colour and behaviour. The female still looks and acts perfectly but I think she is better off with a mate. It’s a compromise between bioload and happiness I guess. If...
  17. Centerpiece For My 46 Gallon Bowfront

    I have kept neons with angelfish before. They lived together harmoniously for years until I decided to add more neons. Then the angelfish ate all of them in a single night. So up your number of neons and buy a juvenile angelfish if u want to try it.
  18. Diatoms And Hair Algae Treatment Help

    I think this is caused by high nitrates. So water changes would help.
  19. What’s Killing My Fish? White Gills

    Thanks for the reply. I have kept rams for the same lfs for months. The problem is that my tap water has 50ppm nitrates. So a water change increases the nitrates instead. I have tried using bottled water but I think it stresses the fish out due to vastly different chemistry. Aqadvisor suggests...
  20. What’s Killing My Fish? White Gills

    Hello all, I have lost 3 rams in 3 weeks. My tank: About 15 gallons, moderately planted, temperature 26C/79F, pH 7.4. Tank is 7 months old. Ammonia -0 Nitrites- 0 Nitrates- 40ppm (50ppm from tap, I bought some seachem denitrate and matrix that are supposed to reduce it plus nitrate...




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