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pappy-fish81
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Whats This???????
« on: October 16, 2010, 03:55:00 PM »

What is red spot with a white thing at the base of the tail ? is it serious or what? I'm starting to worry .  Sad
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Re: Whats This???????
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2010, 03:58:54 PM »

closer up pic. fish isn't acting strange or anything.
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Re: Whats This???????
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2010, 06:58:02 PM »

It does definitely not look healthy! Red spots on a fish are usually a bad sign. And here, it looks very much like some sort of parasite. It seems to me that it's coming out of his vent, meaning that he's got intestinal worms. It might look somewhat like threads if you'll look closer. So do a 50% water change, and start by treating the tank with salt. Remove any plants except for Java Fern (as other plants would be harmed by salt). Get some medical salt from the pet shop, and dose it according to the bottle/package. Dissolve the correct amount of salt in a bucket of dechlorinated water and add it to your tank.

It might be a good idea to start feeding him some medicated food against internal parasites/worms as well.
Remember to test the water daily, and change around 20-50% whenever the nitrates go above 30-40PPM, and add more salt for the amount of water you're adding.

You have such an adorable fish, I hope he'll be fine Smiley Good luck! Smiley
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Re: Whats This???????
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2010, 07:18:28 PM »

Do as Nossie suggested, also this site may help to find out what it is.

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pappy-fish81
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Re: Whats This???????
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2010, 07:38:47 PM »

Thank you for the advice. Smiley

The spot is right beside his vent.
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Re: Whats This???????
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2010, 01:34:21 AM »

I swabbed the spot with hydrogen peroxide. The white "thingy" fell off and now it's just the red spot. I added some salt. She/he seems to be fine.
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Re: Whats This???????
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2010, 01:57:56 AM »

Hope all will be fine. I'd use Pimafix/Melafix too.
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Re: Whats This???????
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2010, 03:58:32 AM »

If that's the case, you can skip on treating against internal parasites, just go for the salt and the meds Hanna mentioned Smiley
And please don't swab it anymore, it's a very good thing to do once on a wound, but if you do it anymore, it may stress out the fish, just make sure that he'll be getting better Smiley
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Re: Whats This???????
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2010, 06:07:36 AM »

The wound is looking better.  Smiley
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Re: Whats This???????
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2010, 06:34:54 AM »

Great to hear! I bet your fish will be healthy in no time! Smiley
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Re: Whats This???????
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2010, 11:46:54 PM »

Thank you Nossie and Hanna for your advice. I really appreciate it. Smiley

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Re: Whats This???????
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2010, 10:51:06 PM »

Cinnamon is healthy again no sign of the red spot.  Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2010, 03:20:02 AM »

That's wonderful! Smiley I'm so happy she got through it! Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2010, 05:53:26 AM »

Thank you Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2010, 09:14:01 AM »

Yeah that is great news! Smiley
Cinnamon is such a beautiful fish!
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« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2010, 07:44:12 AM »

WooHoo, love those news, I am so happy for you.  Grin
And Cinnamon is such a lovely name too for such a beautiful fish  Grin


 I love fishies, I love fishies, I love fishies  Cheesy
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Re: Whats This???????
« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2010, 02:34:14 PM »

Hahaha Hanna Wink I love fishies too ♥ great to hear Cinnamon is well again she's so pretty Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2010, 10:17:13 PM »

I'm very happy too. Thank you ladies for your help. Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: October 21, 2010, 10:24:12 PM »

By the way, I couldn't decide what to name her for a while. Finally, I figured that since she's brown ( I hope that's her color) I'll name her Cinnamon  Wink
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Re: Whats This???????
« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2010, 10:59:28 PM »

Well,  I think he looks like a Cinnamon! Wink
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« Reply #20 on: October 22, 2010, 06:38:37 AM »

She just looks beautiful Cheesy
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Re: Whats This???????
« Reply #21 on: November 16, 2010, 05:55:19 AM »

Pretty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Grin
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« Reply #22 on: November 19, 2010, 01:02:33 AM »

Thank you fantailer Cheesy
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Re: Whats This???????
« Reply #23 on: November 19, 2010, 01:30:11 AM »

I had a scary moment with Cinnamon the other day when I was doing water change. I accidentally siphoned her in the gravel vacuum. I was so glad  that  she wasn't hurt at all.  Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: November 19, 2010, 04:10:29 AM »

My heart stopped the one time it happened to me! Shocked
Only that Berry did it more or less on purpose, she saw a strange tube coming by and she thought she'd check where it leads and her nose got stuck in the hose! Shocked
I caught her and examined her for any damage, but she was to okay, just a bit stressed Smiley
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« Reply #25 on: November 19, 2010, 06:03:50 AM »

That's one thing nice about the water changers, if that should happen you only have to flick the switch at the base of the siphon tube to turn the suction off instantly! Wink  Well that and no buckets to carry!! Cheesy
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« Reply #26 on: November 19, 2010, 01:15:18 PM »

You can easily stop the water flow in a siphon as well since you can just block the end of the hose with a thumb Wink
Still though, a water changer would be such a bliss!
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« Reply #27 on: November 19, 2010, 01:34:10 PM »

Yeah, but you have rummage around in the poop water to find the end of the hose! Cheesy
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« Reply #28 on: November 19, 2010, 01:53:20 PM »

Unless you see it Wink Or someone else is holding the hose c:
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