Animal Stories - Fish Disease and Treatment


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Introduction to aquarium fish diseases and treatments.
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eddy - 2010-09-05
I have an oscar, and he came down with some kind of problem. He can't stay under the water, it seems like when he trys to go down in the tank he gets pushed back up. If you have an answer please email me at bigshepered@aol.com, thank you.

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Lin - 2010-09-03
My goldfish, who is a good age now, insists on floating near to the surface of his tank on his back, is it his age?

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Surendra Bahadur Zuwa - 2010-07-21
I have 6 carp fish in my aquarium but one of them has the tail bent to the left, and become unbalanced in swimming. It has low appetite and movement normally less than other.

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  • Anonymous - 2010-08-18
    Read viral infection.
  • D.Kopas - 2010-09-02
    Carp should not be in an aquarium... they get extremely large... the fish will outgrow its space.. & because it is in an area that is too small for it... the fish will actually break in half as yours has... even tho it doesn't seem that the tank may be 2 small just yet.. it still happens.. they need a vast area like a lake.. I've seen this happen a couple of times now.. they eventually died.
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tony - 2010-09-01
I am new to keeping fish and bought my daughter all the works but after 1 day of having fish there seems to be a ball shaped pink/brown bubble from the under part of the fish which has grown within 12 hours at the tail end I am confused to what this could be and can anyone help?

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tan - 2010-08-28
I have a murray cod, he has torn off a piece of his gill, was not feeding for a couple of days but has his appetite back, what can I do to help him recover?

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Katie - 2010-08-22
I have a male Betta fish and his stomach is bloated and he has a gray line on the top of his head, but that seems to be it. I treated him with the only thing I have till I can get to the pet store, which is Meracide. Can anyone tell me what he might have? He is swimming around normal and other than the head I can't find anything else on him.

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Melissa - 2010-08-22
I have a jack dempsey cichlid, in a large community tank, the fish has a growth coming out its anus, does anyone have any ideas on how to solve my problem? This fish is 7 to 10 years of age and I have grown very fond of my pet, please help!

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Linda - 2010-08-20
Hi I have a smallish yellow fish in a community tank in serious trouble. I do not have a first aid tank unfortunately to isolate him as no other fish are ill. It's fins have rotted off with red patches think its the red bacterial infection you write about on this website. It's horrible to see him suffering. Is it best to attempt to kill him? I will feel bad doing so but may be putting him out of his misery? Think it is too late for treatment. He can hardly move now. He has been dying for days. Thought he would be gone ages ago.

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John - 2010-08-14
I have an angelfish thats resting on the bottom of the tank. It comes up when I go near the tank or I feed them. I think I saw white feces come out of the angelfish. does anyone know what is wrong with my fish.

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  • Anonymous - 2010-08-18
    Maybe constipation, read up on that.
  • letitia - 2010-08-19
    I have the same problem. He still comes up to eat and when I go near him. Been going on for a few weeks. I haven't seen any white feces though. Been using malafix and stress coat but doesn't seem to make a difference. All other fish are healthy.
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jamie - 2010-08-19
I have south american cichlids and they seem to be lethargic, slight appetite loss, and my oscars occasionally swim sideways. Has anyone ever heard of something like this?

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