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Sick Melanochromis Auratus

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Sick Melanochromis Auratus

Postby fishymike » Fri May 09, 2014 7:55 pm

Hi guys,

Hopefully someone could help with this problem.

I'm worried about one of my cichlids. It's a female Melanochromis Auratus, she was acting very docile and not eating a few days ago. Then some of the others started picking on her so I setup a hospital tank. Today I have noticed her tail has a cotton like fungus on it and now red. All my other fish are in great condition and fins etc are immaculate. Here's a pic of her tail. If you can help It'll be much appreciated. Regards. Mike. I am also treating the hospital tank with Seachem Paraguard,



Thanks in advance.
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Re: Sick Melanochromis Auratus

Postby fishymike » Sat May 10, 2014 9:00 am

Cancel that. She's dead. :(
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Re: Sick Melanochromis Auratus

Postby Big Den » Sun May 11, 2014 8:17 am

Sorry to hear that. Have you tested the water lately for ammonia, nitrite, nitrate and pH? The fish that died looks like it suffered some type of damage, may of been from another fish but possibly from getting caught in the filter pick up tube, (I've seen it before). The thing is though, if the water is good these injuries mostly heal themselves, your fish had a fungal infection on the damage which could indicate poor water quality.
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Re: Sick Melanochromis Auratus

Postby malakye » Sun May 11, 2014 5:51 pm

Sorry to hear about your fish. I think Big Den has answered everything for you.
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