I couldn’t help it. They finally had Pigeon Blood discus!! and I think I may have lucked out on a pair! What do you think?!
Likely just the stress of handling right now, I wouldn't worry about it yet. What do you have the temp@?They stick with each other for the most part. However I’ve noticed after getting them home that the tail fin of my smaller discus looks to be clamped? Any thoughts on this?
Likely just the stress of handling right now, I wouldn't worry about it yet. What do you have the temp@?
I preemptively treat with Praziquantel and a dewormer (Levamisole or Fenbendazole in feed). Some ppl use Metronidazole against possible Hexamita, but I dose Epsom Salts in food instead. I think I'm covering everything internal. External issues, I watch and wait.
FYI, General Cure is PrazI and Metro.
Also fyi, Epsom Salts in the food acts like a fish laxative. It will help the fish to flush out worms, but a dewormer would be needed to paralyze them first in most cases. It is effective against Hexamita though, as an alternative treatment to Metro.
To lace the food: 3/4 tsp of Epsom Salt dissolved in 1/2 cup water. Squirt enough solution into a shot glass of pellet food to cover and let soak in. Feed!
Just curious, what does the high temp do?
Just keep up with the water changes those clamped fins will go away on its own.They stick with each other for the most part. However I’ve noticed after getting them home that the tail fin of my smaller discus looks to be clamped? Any thoughts on this?
coralbandit I know you don’t work with discus but just inviting you to the thread!
Just keep up with the water changes those clamped fins will go away on it's own.
I sure hope so. I will have prazipro today and begin treating him this evening. I got home from work yesterday and tried to feed them, one at very well, the other with clamped fins didn’t. I also did another water change of around 30% hoping he decides to eat soon. Compared to the other discus he is thinner and smaller which worries me. However, his behavior seems to be warming up more and he’s beginning to swim around the tank following the other discus more. Seems like he is getting a little better. Going to keep a close eye on him still though.
Things I learned to entice them to eat
Garlic juice. Squeeze some garlic juice on the pellets
Orange peel. In the tank. But idk if this works. Old discus tale.
Also I got my fish vitamins lol. It's liquid and called Vitachem. Adds a boost of nutrition for their immune if he decides to eat. The vitamins can also be dosed in the water for uptake thru gills.
Oh really? My angels go nutso for it every time. And I also like garlic haha. I think it keeps me healthyI am not a garlic guy . I don't know why but even with my experience with picky marine fish if they don't want to eat garlic is no good.
The orange peel is supposedly the real deal with discus that I hope this link works for ;
I use vitamins with my fish and fry . Boyds vita chem .I soak my pellet /powder foods in some every so often ...
It is pretty skinny, but not deformed. It should fill out very nicely after it starts eating again for a while. OP hasn't mentioned any tank mates so far, so a QT would make no difference if they're the only fish in the tank as they'd already technically be in QT. I would expect a full recovery after the full treatment of prazipro and metro, LFS doesn't automatically mean bad or low quality either, that's where I got all 5 of mine and they're all perfectly healthy and growing great.What you should have done was to put them directly into a QT tank. The smaller one is very deformed probably because it hasn't been eating for a long time. I would move them into a QT and continue your prazi. See if it starts eating after treatment. Do 100% WCs everyday. If after a week of still not eating, dose metro at double dose. If that doesn't work he's probably not going to make it. LFS is never the place to buy discus IMO.