fish disease (could it be TB?)

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by brom94, Jul 25, 2015.

  1. brom94New MemberMember

    need help :(( is my flowerhorn infected with fish TB? o_O

  2. brom94New MemberMember

    my flowerhorn has been solitary in his concrete pond for more than a year which is situated on the 2nd-storey of my house and hasn't been introduced to any type of fish

  3. pritamValued MemberMember

    no.its not TB. in TB,fish get super skinny and at last died
    its looks like bloat. boiled green peas are helpful in that case.
    wht is your pond dimension(radius). is it a round figure flower horn?

  4. brom94New MemberMember

    it lives in a 600g rectangular concrete pond. I just transferred it in a plastic container to diagnose it much better --,) it's still very aggressive when I'm siphoning and still a very voracious eater xD I'm worried because the other side of its body is starting to swell as well... :((((( HELPPPPP!
  5. thinkpink94Valued MemberMember

    Did you try feeding him the pea?

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  6. brom94New MemberMember

    Nope. I haven't tried feeding him peas yet. Still new to the hobby and I haven't encountered any fish diseases yet (o_O)
  7. BDpupsWell Known MemberMember

    It's been in a 600 gallon pond and it's that size? Is it a short body?
  8. thinkpink94Valued MemberMember

    try feeding him a pea and see what happens. He definitely looks bloated and peas act as fish laxatives (if that happens to be his issue).

    I haven't encountered any diseases yet either, but a lot of people seem to have success with peas when it comes to bloating!
  9. brom94New MemberMember

    ops! sorry 'bout that I meant 300g pond and it has been with me for over a year already and its wok is very little (o_O) I think it's a DUD! but nonetheless I hope he'll be fine after I feed him some green peas
  10. pritamValued MemberMember

    you should boiled the peas and take out the thin shell and then you can feed it to your fish.
  11. Sarcasm IncludedWell Known MemberMember

    If the peas don't help, you should treat for an internal bacterial infection.
  12. brom94New MemberMember

    how long does it take for me to see results from feeding the green peas? and if results doesn't come out should I proceed to treating internal infection? will Melafix suffice?
  13. Sarcasm IncludedWell Known MemberMember

    A couple days and melafix is essentially an antiseptic at best, it is useless against an internal infection.
    You need to use kanamycin for high ph or minocycline(maracyn3) for low ph.

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