Mouth rot?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by joiakimfish, Jul 2, 2016.

  1. joiakimfishValued MemberMember


    I noticed two of my TB mouth seem to be stuck open .. I looked around and a lot of results say mouth rot ... Pics suck sorry ... But I read that it's caused by high temperature witch I just managed to get under control about a week ago
    What to do been

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  2. TedyNew MemberMember

    Ive been having the same problem with my zebra danios but their mouth is not completely loose, there is just a little gap in between. I was wondering if thats because of the pellets being too big or is it an infection? I also notice that their heads were turning a slight color of red. Please help :(( i really dont want to lose them

  3. DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    Think it is mouthrot, usually caused by (aeromonas) bacteria.
    A strong antibacterial med (not melafix) or even antibiotix can help.
    Lot of bacteriaspecies thrive at higher temps !

  4. RivieraneoModeratorModerator Member

    Do you think these two could have had their mouths nipped? Just considering this since they are tetras.
  5. DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    Barbs you mean?
  6. RivieraneoModeratorModerator Member

    Ah! You're right, no coffee yet :( thanks for catching that.
  7. DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    Bacteria could have taken their chance at damaged/nipped mouths indeed !
  8. joiakimfishValued MemberMember

    It's possible that I'm going to loose them? The temp is now much more steady ... If I loose them I'm going to buy 10 more once everything clears up
  9. DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    How big is the tank we're talkijng about.
  10. joiakimfishValued MemberMember

    125g very under stocked 6 tb 4 reed eye tetras 1 rainbow shark and 2 candy cane tetra .... Temp fluctuations have caused me some loses and problems but it's much more stable now but I know the damage is probably done
  11. joiakimfishValued MemberMember

    Rivieraneo we'll they were my first fish I don't think they would turn on each other and bite each other's mouth was worried bout my rainbow who schools with them sometimes but I haven't seen any aggression from him ... The two that have the problem also seem to stay to them selves in between one of my plants
  12. DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    Mouthrot is contagious, so wait buying new ones till you definitely sure it is cured.
  13. joiakimfishValued MemberMember

    Ok I will wait

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