Animal Stories - Fish Disease and Treatment

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Introduction to aquarium fish diseases and treatments.
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joe Nittolo - 2010-12-29
One of the fishes belly is distended as if it were ready to give birth and 1/2 of it's body has turned black. There are no irregular swimming pattern but a small red patch near the eye?

Afeefa Zaman - 2010-12-27
I have three white carp-like fish in my aquarium (I'm not sure what they are). One is 4 inches long and the other two are maybe 6 inches long. About three weeks ago we introduced a new fish to the aquarium who got sick and died. One of the white carp began to show red spots on its scales. The other two just acquired a pinkish tinge particularly at the fins. After a while the pink spots on the scales diminished and vanished but the fins are still pinkish. Does anybody know what I should do?

Sam - 2010-12-26
I have a Beta Fish and he has been bloated now for a week or two, at first he was swimming aimlessly then he would lie on the bottom of his tank. Now he is hovering near the surface and there is something black around his gills and under his neck. I've cut back on his food and turned off the tank heater. Does anyone know what he has and if its curable or is he dieing?

Nala - 2010-12-22
Hi I have a fish and I don't know what breed it is, but it's fairly small. There are 3 big ones and they had babies. They had 6 but 3 of them already died from the same thing. Theyr're tails are bent and they just float at the bottom of the tank with their tails and head touching the bottom and the middle of their body floating. What can I do? Please help.

Aman Shergill - 2010-12-18
Hi, my Firemouth and Convict cichlid stopped eating suddenly and started just sitting at the bottom and rarely swimmed. They just died 2 days ago after a week of not eating. Now my 2 texas cichlids are showing the same behaviour and I have a really wrong feeling that my Golden Severum is also infected as it didn't eat the feed last time.
Please suggest me what to do.
I have a 30 gallon aquarium, and I perform 20% water change every 2 weeks.
I feed them Toya bits 2 to 3 times a day and water temp. is 28 degree.
P.S. They have white feces and breathe like they are having problem in breathing.
Please Help.

kim - 2010-12-17
Hi, have an oranda cold water fish his appearance is fine on the outside but his mouth is closing up got some sort of, well I don't know, it's not a growth or anything abnormal looking, doesn't look like cotton mouth or any disease anyone had described. I've treated for mouth rot and internal bacteria nothing is working my next step was methylene blue coz that covers so much but nobody seems to have any idea it's just like the skin is overgrowing and causing the hole in his mouth to get smaller and smaller he is struggling to eat and breathe! I don't wanna lose him had him from a lil one and he's now about 6 inches long please please please help any info would be gratefully appreciated. kim

Shawn - 2010-12-16
Hi, I am not sure if I have a problem, but I have noticed extra long excrement in my tank. Some are a long as 3 inches. I am not sure which fish this is coming from. Should I be concerned? If so, what would cause this? I have two frogs, one beta, one plakostimus (please ignore misspellings) and four cherry barbs.

Scared - 2010-12-16
We have a twenty-gallon fish tank filled with a Danio Zebra, two Molly Balloons, and two Platy-MM-Asst. One of them is sick. His tail is ripped and he is losing his deep, red color from his belly. Something small, and white is growing from the edge of his tail. We haven't discovered what type of sickness he has and how to cure it. Please answer quickly. Thanks.

Fred - 2010-12-16
1 of my carp has the symptoms(bulged beneath the mouth & fish stays at bottom in a way as head touching down). What disease? Kindly reply 2 my mail with remedies..

Joyce - 2010-12-05
I have Gold fish, One of them has white mushey stuff coming out of it just behind it's gills on it's body. The other fish are fine but, this one is more stand offish?

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  • Olivia B - 2010-12-09
    OMG that is a really rare disease.
    I saw it on a website when I was looking up swim bladder. Isolate the fish straight away it might die and it's very contagious too be careful I remember reading something about a rare disease but the only thing I can remember is the symptom mushy stuff coming out of the gills.