Help, Illness

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by Skyy2112, Jul 5, 2016.

  1. Skyy2112

    Skyy2112Valued MemberMember


    Type of mold??? Helping a friend atm.

    The tank is not heated, yes it is cycling,

    They were CARNIVAL fish from the 4th.

    Water is prob 12* hard.
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  2. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

  3. OP

    Skyy2112Valued MemberMember

    25g High (custom)
    pH is about 7.6-7.8
    temp is room temp, 74-78* fluctuating based on room
    Amm~ .5-1
    Nitra~ 0-5

    When they were obtained from the carnival they were missing a couple scales, but we decided it was not anything abnormal.


    Are comets generally softer/lower ph? I was thinking do a waterchange w/ RO water.

    Mildly lethargic, and a case of clamped fins, but this doesnt explain the discoloration near the gill area.
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  4. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    I'd do some large changes to get the ammonia and nitrites at or below 0.25 ppm.

    Without having an idea of what it is, I wouldn't throw meds at it. DoubleDutch - any ideas?

    That tank is too small for them; they really should be in a pond eventually. Can your friend provide a pond for them?
  5. OP

    Skyy2112Valued MemberMember

    They are in this as a growout towards the pond.

    Please note all things were given vis text/calls.

    Upon inspection it appears to be more of a discoloration. Fish isnt lethargic, but does swim a bit funky. Fins are often 'clamped' but not all the time.

    All fish are actively moving/exploring.






    Clamped fins, fluttering type movement, gill discoloration on red, missing scales (assuming from xportation to/from carnival)
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  6. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    Sorry no idea. Injury amd ammonia seems the most likely causes.

    Btw : question from a Dutchman : Carnavalfish ?????
  7. PeacefantasyWell Known MemberMember

    Carnival fish.. in the states we have "festival" (for lack of better word) type things where you can play an expensive game to win a fish you can pay for cheap at a store. Usually its children or inexperienced people who end up with them.

    You can google such things like State Fair or something to see what kind of place im talking about
  8. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    Ahhh okay. Thanks.

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