I just think it is because he was still pretty small for an angelfish. I have also treated Angel for 'finrot' a few times when I had my zebra danios and serpae tetras with her. I am going to the store tomorrow to see if there are any more with the same coloration so they don't get really harrassed by Angel. But it is still really sad.That's awful, Tom. I'm sorry to hear this.
Do you think that he may have had a bad reaction to the meds or that he was weaker than Angel and got contaminated by Angels' disease but that it got to him really quickly and really strongly?
The temp is usually that high to reduce the risk of ich. I have a really strong filter and also an aerator(dinosaur) and a air stone in the opposite corner. So I don't think it is a lack of O2.I am very sorry for your loss as well I wonder if the medication was the reason Altum died?
As FLBettaCouple remarked, 87F may not hurt Angelfish if it's only for a short period of time and if aeration is increased while the temp. is high and while you're medicating. So this, naturally, leads me to ask: How long was the temp. at 87F? And: Was the water aerated?
Really? Where did you read that? I don't remember ever hearing that.It's also supposed to 'age' them more from the research i've read on how fish age in relation to water temp.
I knew they increased the metabolism of the fish but I had no idea that it increased the age of the fish too. I will decrease it to about 80F.Yes, higher temperature makes fish age faster too. It increases their metabolism as well. I keep my Angelfish tanks at 78-80F at all times.
So what is the perfect temp then?yea, we keep our bettas around there for the same reasons. too cold and you get diseases, too warm and you shorten lifespan.. what choices, huh?! :-[
OK, I will go and set that right now. lol
Thanks, I will turn down the temp to about 80F.Here is a link that verifies that higher temps do shorten th life span of angelfish. the man who owns this company lectures at different aquarium clubs and has lectured at one I belong to. I trust his judgement I guess is what I'm trying to say
Dave, Dave, Dave. Are they sleeping with the fishes? lol Are you going to have some food tonight? lolwe just tried that 150F with our fish just now.. they danced a lot, but now they're sleeping. I guess they got tired out. :;a
no, they're each in their own tank. they ate before they danced so I'll feed them when they wake up tommorrow.. :;a2