New Angelfish Fish

  1. duncantse Member Member

    Just bought a white tail pgymy dwarf angelfish. It has been hiding in my LR for 3 days now. Is this normal or not? I also have a pair of clowns in my tank.
  2. soccerstar6 Member Member

    Hes probably just scared from moving tanks, is there any aggresivenes that the clowns are showin to him?

  3. kloseo Well Known Member Member

    i would keep monitoring, and aggree it may take a while for him to come out do check for aggression issues with the wrasse and the clowns
  4. duncantse Member Member

    Theere doesn't seem like any agression. I'm just wondering if the angelfish can survive without eating.

  5. Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

    Good morning,

    :animal0068:I have moved your thread to the Angelfish - Saltwater section of the forum.

    Best wishes for your fish!
  6. Stang Man Well Known Member Member

    Could be that there is not enough room for the fish and feels threatened.
  7. kloseo Well Known Member Member

    fish can go longer than you think with out eating, how is he doing

  8. duncantse Member Member

    Yah, started to swim around the tank more. The angelfish would peck on my rocks and sand. Looks like it's eating. I tried feeding it, but my other fish would eat everything before the angel gets the chance to look at it.
  9. duncantse Member Member

    After 2 weeks, the new angelfish looks like it's bloated and turning a little pale everyday. Also, the fish is breathing rapidly. Is it sick?

    Ammonia 0
    Nitrate 20
  10. Stang Man Well Known Member Member

    Not a good sign!! It could have a internal parisite, What is the salinity at? It could also be that the tank is still to new for those type fish and has not regained a sustainable amount of certain bacterias etc. Can you take a pic?

  11. duncantse Member Member

    I think I found the answer. I think it's dropsy. The symptons matches my fish right now. Is there a cure for dropsy?
  12. Stang Man Well Known Member Member

    It depends on if it is dropsy or if it has progresed beyond repair, If you feel that you have the right diagnoses then you should treat the fish, not sure the chemicals that in your area but you should try to treat.