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Fish Cant Keep Her Balance

Discussion in 'Tropical Fish Emergencies' started by aj.mitchell, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. aj.mitchell

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    my poorly lil dalmation molly has became very poorly i have installed a new external filter in my 4ft tank
    and since then she has been unable to swim right all her sides have sank in and she sits nose down or she hides out the way some days shes ok some days shes off colour what can i do as i lost a guppie for no reason the other day :sad: :-( im at braking point as ive had my tank nearly 2 years and ive still not learned how to look after it :/
     
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    Size of tank in gallons or litres.
    How many fish and which type.
    Water stats in ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, and ph.
    Did you add the old filter sponges to the new filter.

    Sunken in belly can be bacterial, fish tb, internal parasites.

    What does it look like when your fish go to the toilet.
    Any fish look skinny or bloated.
    Check your fish anus for being red and inflamed or enlarged.
    Any worms ptutruding from the anus.
    Any fish have bent spines.
     
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    yes my dalmation molly is very thin indeed and one of my female guppies died the other week her bits down below got realy sore i thought she was giving birth but it wasnt it got worse and then she pineconed i had to get her enithatised the nicest way to do it i also have just had my red eye tetra put down as she had a tumour kinda growth in and on her mouth so much she couldnt eat any more all my guppies are all sat at the top of the water in the back corner of the tank not doing much :blink:
     
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    Can you take a look at this link to see if the fish are show anymore fish tb symtoms.
    http://www.torrens.org.uk/NatHist/Aqua/disease/tb.html

    A red inflamed anus can also be dropsy.

    Your fish are showing signs of fish tb to internal parasites.
     

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