Sick Endler

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    abheeshs Valued Member Member

    My endler seems sick, and is always on the surface gasping for breath and shaky swimming.

    Also there is a circular coloration towards the back of the body.

    Any idea what it has? Is it contagious? I just moved it to a temporary tank.
     

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  2. fjh

    fjh Well Known Member Member

    What are your water parameters?
    How often do you perform water changes?
    What tankmates does the entire have?
    How long have you had this guy?

    Also, the coloration is nothing to worry about. Your talking about the grey/brown spot above her gravid spot? It looks like natural coloration to me, unless it is raised from the body (which I can't tell in the pictures)
     
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    abheeshs Valued Member Member

    Water is almost cycled. As it is still cycling, frequent water changes. Only Endler and mystery snails. Had him since I setup the tank, around 2 months.

    The spot was not there before and is raised. Now it is sitting still and the bottom of the tank. Something is definitely off.
     


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    abheeshs Valued Member Member

    Bumping thread. She is still alive, but the mark has become darker and on both sides of her back.
     
  5. bgclarke

    bgclarke Well Known Member Member

    Could she be pregnant?
     
  6. Caitlin86

    Caitlin86 Well Known Member Member

    If she is swimming with a jerky movement (flashing) I would have to agree something is wrong. Is the raised patch fuzzy?
     
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    abheeshs Valued Member Member

    Maybe, but the patch is not at the gravid spot.

    Maybe, it has become darker, like a gravid spot on her back. She is eating.
     
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    abheeshs Valued Member Member

    More pics from today,
     

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    abheeshs Valued Member Member

    She is still alive. The spot is still there. I have been adding a bit of salt.
     
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    abheeshs Valued Member Member