What Does It Mean When A Fish Has Red Gill Plates?
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Posted 23 December 2005 - 09:35 PM
Hope it isn't gill flukes little ******** to get rid of, i've had them in my tank, had to strip it down in the end, and medicate again, but now they have gone, here is some more info for you but i'm not the writer of it.
Fish with gill flukes have gills that may appear red and inflamed, bleeding or slimy. Excess mucous or puss may exude from the gills. Sick fish can be observed gasping for air near the surface. This disease is most common in younger fish and fry, who are more susceptible to the parasite.
The monogenetic fluke Dactylogyrus, which destroys gill tissue and damages blood vessels in this region.
Treat with Clout, Fluke Tabs, Paraform, Trifon, Paragon, Quick Cure, Formalin, orParasite Guard. Gill flukes are highly contagious, therefore, all fish in the same aquarium should be treated.
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Chelated copper treatment recommended for the treatment of ick, flukes, anchor worms, velvet, protozoan diseases and other external parasites.
Manufacturer: Aquarium Products
A very strong and effective medication for parasitic and protozoan infestations. Treats: Ich, Hydra, leeches, Planaria, Epistylis, Trichodina, Hexamita,Tetrahy-mena, body fungus, digenetic flukes, parasitic copepods, monogenetic flukes and anchor worms.
If it does turn out to be gill flukes, go in with half dose with the tetra's and corys, plus increase aeration with an airstone.
Posted 23 December 2005 - 10:18 PM
Posted 23 December 2005 - 10:26 PM
Sometimes when fish grow they develop there sex differences maybe this could be one of them. Look it up
I'd like to see your source for this one.
Posted 23 December 2005 - 11:36 PM
I use the API master test kit and it cost around $20.
Hope everything goes ok Good Luck
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