Help! Sick Angel

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by BAD, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. B

    BAD New Member Member

    I have 2 black angelfish in my tank, one of which has slowly become almost marbled white, however it doesn't look healthy. He seems to have fin rot along with it and his scales look almost slimy, it's not ick and none of my other fish show symptoms of anything. What's wrong with him and how do I help?
     
  2. virusmk

    virusmk Well Known Member Member

    First thing is to quarantine him and keep him away from other fish.

    What are your water parameters and picture would help to identify his condition and be able to give you better info.

    Api general qure is good remedy to treat varaety of fin rot and external infections
     
  3. OP
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    BAD New Member Member

     
    Hopefully this link works, the water was cold for a short while about a month ago due to my heater breaking and he originally acted odd with that, however after treating the water and getting it back to temp at 78° he had been fine. The general hardness, alkalinity, ph, nitrate and nitrite, as well as ammonia levels of the water were perfect when I tested earlier
     




  4. virusmk

    virusmk Well Known Member Member

    I can see that there is extensive fin rot. Poor bugger he has been through a bad fin rot.

    If you can quarantine him and get api gereral cure or melafix should work on this. Add aquarium salt and do 30% or more if you can water chages for at least a week.
    If he eats in a week you will notice signs of recovery. If adding salt make sure to top up only for the amount taken out do not dose for the whole aquarium when doing water changes
     
  5. OP
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    Fin rot is what made him all white? He was originally completely black
     
  6. virusmk

    virusmk Well Known Member Member

    Cant tell for sure.

    Was he covered buy white fluffy thing or just white color?
    If he felt stressed he could have changed his colour but my fish usualy goes dark when stressed out not white

    Do you have picture of him being white?
     
  7. OP
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    BAD New Member Member

     
    The original picture showed it, but this has better lighting. He looks like a marbled angelfish(which he actually is) however a week ago there was no white whatsoever
     
  8. OP
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    What he looked like before
     
  9. virusmk

    virusmk Well Known Member Member

    Is he getting white or redish white? does he has any open wouds?
    Have a look at this links and tell me if he has any of this simptoms

     

     

     
     
  10. OP
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    BAD New Member Member

    No red anywhere, just the white. The only way he acts abnormal is that he has become less active.
     
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  12. OP
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    BAD New Member Member

    Oh god the white might actually be flesh, he might be losing his scales
     
  13. virusmk

    virusmk Well Known Member Member

    remove him imediately , it might be too late for any treatment but at leas5 you can try.

    If you can put your hands on Furan2 i5 might help but could not promice that everything would be fine
     




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