parasites

FishForums.net Pet of the Month
🐶 The Poll is Open! 🦎 Click here to Vote! 🐰
  1. S

    Unidentified Worm Infestation

    Hi All Its been a while since I posted, but I need your help. I have a 20 litre nano aquarium - densely planted and housing 4 Cherry Shrimp The other day I noticed a worm wriggling through the water column, it was light brown with a black head. I removed it with tweezers. I then noticed...
  2. J

    Norbert, my Betta, is sick and not getting better with treatment

    Hi. I am hoping for some help and insight for my sick betta, Norbert. Let me know if you guys have other diagnoses for him as Im not sure what he has but hopefully the items below shed more light for more insight. Symptoms: He has been off-feed for a week. There was 1 day he ate 3 pellets but...
  3. H

    Need help identifying this parasite

    I realize this isn't a tropical fish, but they're US native sunfish and I have an emergency with a parasite infestation I need to take care of quickly. I have a 53 gallon tank with one pumpkinseed and one bluegill, both taken from the same pond at the same time, about 3 weeks ago. Tank is...
  4. KatNor21

    Can water spangles and other floating plants survive bleach

    Hi, I'm planning to get some floating plants like water spangles or frogbit. I just lost several fish to ich and have found what might be a leech in my aquarium before. So I'm nervous about buying new live plants that could be bringing along harmful hitchhikers. I don't really have a quarantine...
  5. T

    Drastic measure or play it out?

    Should I give up or take drastic measures? (Cross posted to aquariums) Should I give up or try drastic measures? Tank What is the water volume of the tank? 56 litres How long has the tank been running? 2 months+ Does it have a filter? Yes CF1 Does it have a heater? Yes What is the water...
  6. syren

    Post antiparasitic tx for roundworm, Betta not doing well

    Good Morning! I think this is the right spot to post my concerns on my King Male betta (if I’m incorrect let me know, I’m new to these threads and am just looking for advice. Will repost accordingly :) ) I have a male King Betta (he is housed alone, too aggressive for tank friends.) that was a...
  7. D

    A bunch of weird inverts in my saltwater tank!!!

    I was looking at my tank last night and I noticed a bunch of these “bugs” that look like some sort of isopod or something. Does anyone know if these are harmful or what these are in my tank? If they are harmful to my tank how do I get rid of them? Thanks!
  8. J

    Help identifying growth in tank

    My setut up is a planted Fuval flex 15 gallon tank with 10 Cardinal tetras, 10 Amano shrimp, 12 cherry shrimp and a Betta.. Water parameters are 5Gh, 5kh, Ph@ 7.0, Ammonia @ 0, Nitrites @ 0, Nitrates @ 10-15 ppm, TDS 380 ish....I have a growth in the Aquarium, that I cannot identify nor find...
  9. J

    New to the hobby and need some assistance

    Set up is a planted Fuval flex 15 gallon tank with 10 Cardinal tetras, 10 Amano shrimp, 12 cherry shrimp and a Betta.. Water parameters are 5Gh, 5kh, Ph@ 7.0, Ammonia @ 0, Nitrites @ 0, Nitrates @ 10-15 ppm, TDS 380 ish....I have a growth in the Aquarium, that I cannot identify nor find...
  10. RedSarah

    Help with Possible Parasites??

    Hello folks! I'm getting worried about my honey gourami buddy, Cheese... I have had him for just over a year and noticed that his color has been fading slowly over the past month. He is in a moderately planted 5.5 gallon (will be upgrading in the next few months after I move). I struggled with...
  11. P

    Friend’s sick betta

    My friend has two betta fish. One of them died today. We can’t figure out what’s going on so I seek help here. The symptoms are: -not eating (it’s been a week now) -swim bladder -stays at the bottom of the tank and only goes up for air My friend has tried everything, epsom salt baths, treated...
  12. Barry Grayson

    How can we prevent introduction of parasites and other diseases when adding new plants?

    How can we prevent introduction of parasites and other diseases when adding new plants? Is there a way to “sterilize” plants without killing them?
  13. J

    Help!!!! my fish are dying

    Hi Everyone, I setup an brand new tank a month ago (its been stocked for a month, it has been running longer as I did a fishless cycle). It had x9 Pepper Corys, x9 Odessa barbs, x14 zebra danios and x6 giant danios. Since setting it up and stocking it I have had six deaths, x2 corys, x2 barbs...
  14. simonero

    Worms/flukes/sporocysts? Other? Need identification help.

    UPDATE: Issue resolved with help from another member. The things in my tank were fresh water limpets, a tiny gastropod, nothing parasitic. Pictures below in responses, courtesy of @chris from hull. ----------------------- Hey all, I have this thing in one of my freshwater tanks that I have...
  15. Flinkbag

    Please help! Parasites on Elephant Ear Betta

    Hello there! My once-beautiful Elephant Ear Betta, Raj, has been looking scrappy and droopy for a while now, and today I noticed he has what I suspect is either velvet or some other nasty external parasite mainly on his head and somewhat on his back. It looks like a slight fuzz has grown on his...
  16. Flinkbag

    Possible Parasites In My Tank, Need Some Help!

    So Im back again with yet another problem... *sigh*   So the other day I flipped this piece of driftwood (which looks like a dead tree) upside-down, and I noticed an odd piece of white cobweb-type material covering the base of the tree 'trunk'. The next day when i looked at it, the white was...
  17. K

    Fish Tb, Parasites Or What?! Help !

    Hi! Last time I wrote about ICH disease thinking my fish got it. Now they don't have it because I don't see any dots. Unfortunately I see other symptoms. I was scarred of another disease called Fish TB (FISH TUBERCULOSIS/Mycobacterium). About 4-5 months ago I got as a gift some platies and...
  18. P

    Fish Recommendations

    Hello everyone!   I'm a biology grad student in Canada. I've been trying to come up with ideas for what to research, but my main problem is that I don't really know what species I could look at, so I thought maybe you guys could help.   I'd basically like to study the effect that parasites have...
  19. S

    Urgently Need Advice

    Hi, I have a 75litre freshwater aquarium, water conditions normal on test strips and water is conditioned(been having a misty water issue but it is improving), carbon integrated filters and heated of course. (1/4 water change - 2 days ago) 3 male mollies, 9 female mollies, 3 molly fry, 1 female...
  20. C

    White Bumps Near Fish's Mouth?

    Hello all, see the attached photos of white bumps that have appeared near my male Ram Cichlid's mouth.   I don' believe it is ich because they protrude quite far. The first one showed up about two weeks ago and the second bump just started to form. I'm not really sure how to proceed with it. Can...
Top