Animal Stories - Fish Disease and Treatment


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Introduction to aquarium fish diseases and treatments.
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cara schweitzer - 2011-09-20
I have two goldfish one a fan tail and the other a goldfish my daughter won at a festival. The (fair) goldfish has eaten the fins off of my fan tail! He is floating upside down. I have seperated them and now I am wondering if he will grow fins back or live at all! Any help would be great!!!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-09-21
    Attached article on Fish Diseases and Treatment. I'd look up the symptoms and see if corresponding treatment. Sounds like the one fish was ill and the other fish might have wanted to protect tank and enviornment. How big is your tank? Check out symptoms and see recommended treatment. Doesn't sound good that he is on his back like that so I don't know if much can be done. But we can learn so it doesn't happen again. OK?
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steve - 2011-09-14
Hey guys I have a pair of golden sevrums. there about 4 years old. The female has turned for the worst.. I do water changes every 2 weeks. she has formed white [pimples] and a redish colour on her top fin. also her bottom lip is being eating as I have just noticed tonight as I was feeding them... Is there any cure for her? Do I need to put her in a seperate tank and medicate her? please help....

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    christy - 2011-04-27
    OK, I have had my dog face puffer for a month now and like the others it would do its tricks. It was eating normal and then about a week later it stoped eating and he changed a little darker color and didn't swim. He just sat at bottom of tank. Then after a couple of days he was fine. Now he has changed a darker color than before and his eyes look gray like a blind eye. I am very worried. Do you know what this is or what I can do?

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    • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-28
      From what I have read, puffers do change color so that would appear to be normal. When you say his "eyes look grey" I don't know. However, click on Fish Diseases and Ttreatment and fany of the symptoms match what you see onn you Puffer. If so, the recommended treatment is listed.
    • Shamrock Cox - 2011-09-12
      Dog face puffers don't like change. They do change color depending on there mood. My one will pose for the camera but if you hold it over him he will turn dark grey almost black. Young dog face are very timid and will off-tern sit on the bottom normally in a corner or under a power head ,however if they are swimming with their tails bent this is a sign of stress. Hope this is of help
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    Aditi Patil - 2011-09-08
    I had 4 gold fish and 2 black moors, out of which I have lost both moors and 2 gold fish. They always come on the top of water surface. What must be the reason? I don't want to lose remaining two.

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    • rajkumar goyal - 2011-09-10
      Use ph balance medicine.
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    mazin - 2011-09-06
    HI....I get problem with my angelfish ,it doesn't eat White slimy feces, loss of appetite, swim backwards. It's swim is not normal..... I just have human drugs (medications)......what I sould to do

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    • mazin - 2011-09-09
      Water conditions are good. She eats nothing ....I put the eat and left it up after period of time ....
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    Saravanan - 2011-09-06
    I have flower horn fish, I noticed fish few days, it tails cutted and teared, pls advise if you faced this problem

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      jerica - 2011-09-04
      My fish looks really bloated at the butt and it's butt keeps floating at the top. It eats very little and can swim if it needs to but I think its pregnant. What is it and how do I help my gold fish????

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        robert - 2011-09-03
        My goldfish leans to the side when it's turning and sometimes swims upside down for like 1 second. Also when I looked closely I realised a little bit of the top fin is missing could this be why the fish is leaning to one side when its turning? how can i treat it?

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          Andrew Prosser - 2011-07-26
          I had two black ghost knife fish. For some reason they both died . I don't know why. If anybody has a clue why they died, Please let me know.
          I bought another one last he doing pretty good.
          What that kind of fish usually eat? The night I bought some guppies for them to eat.

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          • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-27
            Any symptoms - strange behaviors - anything? How long had you had them? Check out Fish Diseases and Treatment - link should be here and see if your ghost displayed anything at all unusual as described in the symptoms. Also, check to make sure your tank and living conditions are appropriate for that size fish. They need lots of room. Animal World recommends at least a 100 gallon tank.
          • samiran roy,india - 2011-09-02
            They relish on neon tetras.
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          Joing - 2011-08-30
          I recently purchased two black moor goldfish. The next morning I noticed one had lost one eye, then by afternoon that same day he lost his second eye. He seems fine otherwise. It's been weeks later and he appears healthy, eating without difficulty, actually getting quite fat. Will he ever re-grow his telescopic eyes?

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