Lovefish Treatment

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Shanice.Naomi, Aug 5, 2017.

  1. Shanice.NaomiNew MemberMember

    My catfish has a slit in his tail, I don't know if it's fin rot or he's hurt himself as he's very active and clumsy. I've had a problem with a few of my guppies who had fin rot and recently one of my guppy female has got it and I think she's on the way out :( I hate when a fish dies, but yeah so I put in "lovefish anti bacteria and fungus - treats fin and mouth rot, cotton wool disease and external bacteria"
    I followed the instructions etc etc
    But now my fish are very chilled, they normally swimming everywhere and that but I can tell they are very chilled out. I've been told maybe they are sedated and they will go back to normal but I just wanna see other people's opinion on this. This is the first time I've used this treatment.
    If this helps I have 64liter tank, 4 adult guppies, 2 baby guppies, 3 silver sharks, 4 mollies, a pleco and a beautiful catfish.
    I will add a picture of my catfish slit in his tail. No other fish has this apart from my ill female guppy

  2. CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    Giving this a bump up for you
  3. kuhlkidValued MemberMember

    Could you tell us what kind of catfish, and what kind of pleco? Unfortunately, your tank is definitely overstocked. Tell us a little more about your fish and your setup, and maybe we can help get things straightened out for your fish!
  4. Shanice.NaomiNew MemberMember

    Hi. I don't know what catfish he is and my pleco is a common sucker mouth. What do you mean over stocked? How many fish can I have in there?
    Also my catfish tail is all better think he just hurt it and all the fish are back to there normal selfs :)
  5. KimberlyGFishlore VIPMember

    Glad it worked out for you. In the future, I have heard some, um... not very good things about the Love Fish products. I would invest in the eSHa line if you can.
  6. Shanice.NaomiNew MemberMember

    Thanks :) and yeah I'll give that a try. This website has really helped me out on getting other people's advice on things :)
  7. kuhlkidValued MemberMember

    The common pleco grows up to 2ft in length, and is producing waste for a fish that will grow to that size. Even the smallest plecos, maxing out at 4-6 inches, need over 100 litres (30 gallons for a BN pleco) to live comfortably. Catfish are also almost always pond fish--some will do alright in 40 gallons and up, but the only cats who might do alright in a tank your size are cories, and even that could be pushing it. By silver shark, do you mean the bala shark? These fish also grow over a foot, and need tanks in the hundreds of gallons to live in a shoal, which is the way to keep them comfortably. I'd highly recommend creating a new stocking thread, so that more of the folks here on Fishlore can suggest the different, exciting stocking plans that would work well in your tank! :)

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