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Good morning guys...So back at the end of January I bought 5 dubs from a lfs. 1" at the time and now most are 3". Well one of them developed bloat a few days ago so I removed it into quarantine which it lasted 3 days but found belly up this morning.
Now it appears another one seems a bit lethargic so I removed it immediately, only because these are being housed with my WC RR I purchased from LAA. I did normal routine water change yesterday but should I do another one today and treat with Epson & Metro? All RR and other dubs seem fine, begging for food whenever I'm near the tank, good sign!
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I would treat the whole tank with epsom salt, at least, as a precautionary measure. Better to be safe than sorry! If you start to see any more fish exhibiting symptoms then you should probably dose the tank with metro.
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What are you feeding? That's fast growth for only a few months!
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I would treat the whole tank with epsom salt, at least, as a precautionary measure. Better to be safe than sorry! If you start to see any more fish exhibiting symptoms then you should probably dose the tank with metro.
Thanks! My thoughts as well. The others seem fine, now I don't know if I should feed today or skip?? There wanting food!
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What are you feeding? That's fast growth for only a few months!
Just "Spirulina plus" flake that I bought online and ritual water changes, I've already had some of my female Ikolas & Moliros holding but then eating them, guess just not ready. Bought at the same time, same size as well..
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Just "Spirulina plus" flake that I bought online and ritual water changes, I've already had some of my female Ikolas & Moliros holding but then eating them, guess just not ready. Bought at the same time, same size as well..

IF the others are eating I would mix a 3% solution of Magnesium Sulfate (EPSOM SALT) in distilled water and drip treat the food...

here's thread with a Video I made and a link to another thread by rhickman...

http://trophs.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24735

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Also want to be sure I'm treating for the right thing here. I notice the Dub that died would "skake" and it's fins would twitch real fast. I do see the fish "scratching" against rocks sometimes and another where it's dorsal fin would twitch as well...any ideas?
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Also want to be sure I'm treating for the right thing here. I notice the Dub that died would "skake" and it's fins would twitch real fast. I do see the fish "scratching" against rocks sometimes and another where it's dorsal fin would twitch as well...any ideas?
When the fish are flashing or scratching against the rocks, this is generally a sign of an external parasite. This is assuming that the water parameters are right. I've heard that they do that during an ammonia spike sometimes, as well.
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When the fish are flashing or scratching against the rocks, this is generally a sign of an external parasite. This is assuming that the water parameters are right. I've heard that they do that during an ammonia spike sometimes, as well.
Thanks! Now I see my Beta Kasanga isn't eating and kinda just hangs under the shadows of a big rock. I'm gonna put him into the quarantine tank with the dub that's in there tonight and treat with metro/epsom..I'd hate to lose any fish but more so the WC kasanga, pricey fish.
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