Unknown Disease

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by zacksaquarium, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. z

    zacksaquarium New Member Member

    my fish have a unknown disease (to me) all water parameters are great
    symptoms include laying on the bottom of the tank and not moving much
    so far fish will do this for 1-7 days before dying i don't know what this could be i have used aquarium salt to help slow effects down but what could this be
     
  2. KimberlyG

    KimberlyG Fishlore VIP Member

    What kind of fish, Do you have a picture?
     
  3. OP
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    z

    zacksaquarium New Member Member

    gold fish and zebra danio 20 gallon planted tank
     




  4. FishWhishes

    FishWhishes New Member Member

    Are there any more symptoms? Are they eating?
     
  5. APierce

    APierce Well Known Member Member

    what temp is your tank at, and what are the exact readings for ammonia, nitrite and nitrate?
     
  6. KimberlyG

    KimberlyG Fishlore VIP Member

    The fish that died were goldfish? From the picture I can't tell anything wrong with the little guy. Did you have an ammonia spike at any time recently?
     
  7. AvalancheDave

    AvalancheDave Well Known Member Member

    Ammonia, nitrite and a list of any and all chemicals in use, please.
     
  8. OP
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    z

    zacksaquarium New Member Member

    they are eating
     
  9. OP
    OP
    z

    zacksaquarium New Member Member

    0 ammonia 0 nitrite 30 nitrate
     
  10. OP
    OP
    z

    zacksaquarium New Member Member

    no ammonia spike and danios died
     
  11. OP
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    z

    zacksaquarium New Member Member

    0   0   30   for chemicals i use nutrafin cycle once a week and aqua plus when i do a water change
     
  12. D

    Dianedw73 New Member Member

    Have you tried a pea. I know it's sounds silly but I've heard of similar situations and it worked. Just remove the shell and mash the pea then see if the fish Wii eat it. It's a huge boost of fiber maybe it'll help move things out. Good luck
     
  13. OP
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    z

    zacksaquarium New Member Member

    I don't think he's clogged up because my Danio w
    ere like this too before they died
     
  14. KimberlyG

    KimberlyG Fishlore VIP Member

    Do they seem to be having a hard time breathing? The danios would eat right up to the time they died? (I know, so many questions. Externally your fish look fine so we are just trying to figure out what is going on.)
     
  15. OP
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    z

    zacksaquarium New Member Member

    they look fine and looked to breathe properly and they ate lots
     
  16. OP
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    z

    zacksaquarium New Member Member

    Update: the goldfish appears to be doing better he is swimming around more and not only just for food
     
  17. KimberlyG

    KimberlyG Fishlore VIP Member

    That is good news, but this is still puzzling.
     
  18. NavigatorBlack

    NavigatorBlack Fishlore VIP Member

    There are puzzles never to be solved - it could be viral or bacterial. We can't see inside.

    A key piece of info is how long the fish was out of the store before what may have been a pre-existing condition developed.

    The goldfish would eventually have eaten the zebras. In time.
     
  19. OP
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    z

    zacksaquarium New Member Member

    I haven't added a new fish in 4 months so I doubt the disease is from the store and the goldfish Doesnt even eat little snails so
     
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2017




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