Angelfish not looking good.. Help!

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Hi, my angelfish, which I've had for around 3 months, started recently not eating too well. I took him out of my 65 gallon, and put him into my 10 gallon guppy breeding tank so I could feed him better. He started getting really lethargic, and the eating problems never really went away. I got home yesterday to find him behind my filter, and today I came home to see half of his bottom fin missing! I am not sure what could be up with him.
My parameters are:
-0 ammonia
-7.5 PH
-74° F
Anything would help! Thanks!
-pgh angelfish
 

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First thing is warm that tank up to 80. My angles react very badly to 74 and will refuse to eat at that temp.

PghAngelfish said:
Hi, my angelfish, which I've had for around 3 months, started recently not eating too well. I took him out of my 65 gallon, and put him into my 10 gallon guppy breeding tank so I could feed him better. He started getting really lethargic, and the eating problems never really went away. I got home yesterday to find him behind my filter, and today I came home to see half of his bottom fin missing! I am not sure what could be up with him.
My parameters are:
-0 ammonia
-7.5 PH
-74° F
Anything would help! Thanks!
-pgh angelfish
 

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Hmmmm 74 is a bit too cool IMO and a 10 gallon is very small for him. Ok for a young angel as a hospital tank though, just get the temp up to min 78 is my suggestion. Actually higher is better when an angel isn't feeding well, like 80 or 82, but raise it slowly.

You might also look into feeding epsom salts if you can get him to eat. Try repashy gel food (my fish love grub pie) and mix the Esalt solution in the gel.

I'm thinking Hexamita which is very common for angelfish, but first try raising the temp because they won't eat when it's too cold. Here is some info to read on the subject for treatment. At least the Esalts are better to use than alternative Metronidazole treatments and totally natural. The fish just poops out the excess magnesium.

For the fin, chances are it will regrow, just keep an eye out for infection (opaque white edges) and keep his little tank water clean with daily water changes. The regrowth is also white, but a different kind of white and maybe take some pics to compare for regrowth. You don't want to see the fin erode further.
 
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angelcraze said:
Hmmmm 74 is a bit too cool IMO and a 10 gallon is very small for him. Ok for a young angel as a hospital tank though, just get the temp up to min 78 is my suggestion. Actually higher is better when an angel isn't feeding well, like 80 or 82, but raise it slowly.

You might also look into feeding epsom salts if you can get him to eat. Try repashy gel food (my fish love grub pie) and mix the Esalt solution in the gel.

I'm thinking Hexamita which is very common for angelfish, but first try raising the temp because they won't eat when it's too cold. Here is some info to read on the subject for treatment. At least the Esalts are better to use than alternative Metronidazole treatments and totally natural. The fish just poops out the excess magnesium.

For the fin, chances are it will regrow, just keep an eye out for infection (opaque white edges) and keep his little tank water clean with daily water changes. The regrowth is also white, but a different kind of white and maybe take some pics to compare for regrowth. You don't want to see the fin erode further.
Thanks for the help. He isn't looking too good now and I think this may be the end for him.
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Well it might die. A peralscale platinum - nice looking fish but if you can warm the tank up slowly it might recover. 74 is way too cold.
 
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I tried raising the temp.. he wasn't looking too good and died overnight
 

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Sorry for your loss. Nice fish - hopefully the others are doing well. Also if you have them at 74 raise the temp a bit they will be a lot happier.
 

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