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Blood Parrot Gill Disease Help!

Discussion in 'Tropical Fish Emergencies' started by Pepper_Raiden, Dec 5, 2015.

  1. Pepper_Raiden

    Pepper_Raiden New Member

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    Hi, I'm new to this forum and I'm desperate to find a cure for my Blood Parrot Cichlids.
     
    I've been taking care of my Blood Parrots for almost two years now (in a 30 gallon tank), and two days ago, two of them has passed away. (The smaller ones). Before they died, I noticed they were lethargic, heavily breathing and was always at the surface. They also seem to be paler than usual. When they died, I noticed they had something in their gills. Something white and somewhat worm-like. Could it be a parasite? I quickly did a 50% water change after that.
     
    And right now, the larger blood parrots are experiencing the same symptoms! They lost their appetite and they seem lethargic. When I got a chance to peek in their gills they also had a white "thing" inside it.
     
    Could it be gill flukes, or something else?
    If so, what should I do?
     
    I attached a picture of one of my blood parrots. (Sorry if it wasn't clear enough.)
     
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  2. WILDER

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    Can you post water stats please in ammonia, nitrite, nitrate and ph.
     
    Do the gills looks like there filled with cotton wool?
    Are you sure there worms and not strands of cotton?
    Do the worms have a Y shaped tail?
    You can't  normally see flukes with the naked eye.
    Do the gills look red, pink, and inflamed?
    Do the gills look blood red like there bleeding?
    Do the gills have excess mucas on them?
    Are the gills flaps pointing out?
    Do the gills look mottled like beefburgers?
    Any red pierce marks on the body, fins, or gills?
    Any signs of flicking and rubbing?
    Any excess mucas on body or fins?
    Do any fish peck at the fish gills?
    Any signs of spitting food out?
     
    Sorry for all the questions.
    Sorry for your losses. R.I.P.
     
  3. Brianna Leland

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    Im having the same problem with my parrot, i joined this site bc of this post. What can I do for my fish??
     
  4. Brianna Leland

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    Do the gills looks like there filled with cotton wool? YES
    Do the gills look red, pink, and inflamed?YES
    Do the gills look blood red like there bleeding? SOMETIMES
    Do the gills have excess mucas on them?YES
    Are the gills flaps pointing out?NO
    Do the gills look mottled like beefburgers?YES
    Any red pierce marks on the body, fins, or gills? NO
    Any signs of flicking and rubbing?SOMETIMES
    Any excess mucas on body or fins?NO
    Do any fish peck at the fish gills?NO
    Any signs of spitting out food? YES
     
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