Lopsided Gills?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by Celestialgirl, Apr 10, 2018.

  1. Celestialgirl

    CelestialgirlWell Known MemberMember

    I have a fish that breathes much heavier out of one gill over the other. Do you think that’s just anomalous or disease/ parasite related? Water parameters are good (0/0/10), lightly stocked tank. I’ve only had her (and my other stock) about 6 weeks.
     
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2018
  2. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    What species is it? Can you take a pic? What's the full stocking and tank size?
     
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    Celestialgirl

    CelestialgirlWell Known MemberMember

    It's female Borellii, 37G. Stocking is:
    2 Borellii (M/F)
    6 Panda Corys
    8 Neons
    5 Von Rio Tetras

    I'll see if I can get a video... I don't think a pic would clearly show what's going on.
     
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    Celestialgirl

    CelestialgirlWell Known MemberMember

    Here’s a video:
     
  5. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    That is weird. I wonder if she got an injury? Or has she always had this? It could be a defect of sorts.
     
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    Celestialgirl

    CelestialgirlWell Known MemberMember

    I wish I could remember! I don’t recall seeing it before... but it’s not super obvious from a distance. I don’t feel her tankmates are aggressive... maybe she got startled and hit something?

    I’ve not experienced gill flukes before, you don’t think that’s a potential cause. Do you?
     
  7. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    I'm not sure about the flukes, but I wouldn't treat at this point.
     
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