Unknown Disease

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

  1. zacksaquariumNew MemberMember

    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. KimberlyGFishlore VIPMember

    What kind of fish, Do you have a picture?

  3. zacksaquariumNew MemberMember

    gold fish and zebra danio 20 gallon planted tank

  4. FishWhishesNew MemberMember

    Are there any more symptoms? Are they eating?

  5. AWheelerWell Known MemberMember

  6. KimberlyGFishlore VIPMember

    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. AvalancheDaveWell Known MemberMember

    Ammonia, nitrite and a list of any and all chemicals in use, please.
  8. zacksaquariumNew MemberMember

    they are eating
  9. zacksaquariumNew MemberMember

    0 ammonia 0 nitrite 30 nitrate
  10. zacksaquariumNew MemberMember

    no ammonia spike and danios died
  11. zacksaquariumNew MemberMember

    0   0   30   for chemicals i use nutrafin cycle once a week and aqua plus when i do a water change
  12. Dianedw73New MemberMember

    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. zacksaquariumNew MemberMember

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

    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. zacksaquariumNew MemberMember

    they look fine and looked to breathe properly and they ate lots
  16. zacksaquariumNew MemberMember

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

    That is good news, but this is still puzzling.
  18. NavigatorBlackFishlore VIPMember

    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. zacksaquariumNew MemberMember

    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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