Shubunkin Really Sick, Please Help

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by Harlequin, Jul 19, 2017.

  1. Harlequin

    HarlequinValued MemberMember

    Ok, my issue started either with new stock (all dead and LFS changed supplier because of this batch they got in- they never figured out what was wrong but most of them died like mine- no obvious consistent signs of a particular disease) or a water change which was too quick and might have shocked/ stressed my fish.
    I have posted before under topic Goldfish mouth stuck open
    But issues have changed and I really need some advice and diagnosis.

    Currently 3 Shubunkin are sick. I had these since last year. Here are pics:


    All 3 are lethargic and sitting at the bottom constantly, were very easy to catch and have slight balance issues:

    1st fish: last one to get ill (yesterday), funny shape I think? Might have blood red 'bruise' on its side but difficult to tell due to its coloration. Not interested in food. Fins are frayed with several clean cuts
    2nd fish: 2nd to get ill (about a week ago), dropsy and blood red bruise under its belly not eating
    3rd fish: 1st to get ill, eating very quick but only if pellets sink beside him. Nothing else.

    So far I have tried water changes, salt- the dropsy fish improved for a day or so, than back to lethargic. I have quarantined and dosed the med in the pictures.

    At this stage I am not looking for advice what I should not have done as I was lost for a solution. I am looking for ideas of how you would have treated and for ideas what this could be???

    1000l pond in greenhouse (aquaponic system), running for over a year
    9 Shubunkin including 3 sick ones in quarantine
    Nitrite 0
    Ammonia 0
    Nitrate 10

    I have checked for stuff leaking in anywhere-don't think this is the issue.
    Likely the new stock has brought something in but what is happening???
  2. Coradee

    CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    Giving this a bump up for you
  3. OP

    HarlequinValued MemberMember

    Thanks Coradee!
  4. OP

    HarlequinValued MemberMember

    Really? Nobody? That's sad
    1st fish died today.
    I really hope my 6 still healthy fish don't get it

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