sick fish

  1. W

    I'm scared my fish is going to die.

    Hi, I have a male betta named Morty (almost a year and a half old) who has had a growth on one side of him for some time now. I originally didn't think much of it (or maybe just hoped it was fine?) but it has grown rapidly over time and now he seems to lay down very often. He used to come and...
  2. Danby

    Goldfish spot

    Hi, I’m looking for advice in diagnosing one of my goldfish, they have this white lump on their side that seems to have come up over the last two days, they are the only one in the tank with such a lump, I’m not sure if this is white spot, or how to treat him he’s in a 250L tank that has a...
  3. RenC

    White Stringy Poop

    Help! 2 of my 4 guppies have white stringy poop. They have good appetite and only one is slightly lethargic but always has been since he tends to be picked on. I recently introduced them to a new tank with 5 neon tetras and two ottos. The guppies seem to be the only 2 with issues. I’m not sure...
  4. S

    Help! What’s wrong with my fish?

    I just checked my tank and have noticed one of my Glowlight Tetra’s swimming rather strangely. Is this Swim a ladder or something else? It’s only the one fish, none of the others seem to be affected. It seems to keep turning to the side or turning upside down, is there anything I can do to help...
  5. R

    Red chin

    I have a black moor goldfish in a 10 gallon tank who has a red spot under his chin. I only noticed it within the past week and I’m not really sure what it is. I tested the water and just did a change and everything is normal. Is it bleeding? If so what do I do?? I tried to take pictures the best...
  6. Y

    Unknown fish disease

    Hi, I noticed my Gourami had small hole on its side and a brown string was coming out of it. The string drops and continusly keeps dropping. For 3 days now.The fish is eating and swimming like normal. I just added API general cure to my tank last night hoping it stop. Just incase it was...
  7. G

    sick Black Moor Goldfish not eating

    So, I recently set up a 20 gallon tank, it had a bacteria bloom, went through an algae spike stage and took a couple months to get right as I was observing the nitrogen cycle process. Finally, I felt it was ready ( and that was my first mistake) and assumed it was good to go for living fishes. I...
  8. A

    Sick Discus

    Can anyone tell me what is going on with this discus and if the API general cure will treat it? It's a friend of mine fish and she said it seemed to appear out of no where and that no other fish in the tank are doing it.
  9. Yayamama707

    Sick Molly Floating Tail Up

    So this is an update on my sick Female Molly. Hoping to get some more insight. Current situation is she has been bloated and floating tail up for over 24 hours now. We moved her to a hospital tank yesterday @ 3 pm and is still hanging in there (literally) but now I’m noticing her eyes look a bit...
  10. S

    Green Spotted Puffer sick?

    I recently noticed my GSP looking a little weird, I assumed he wasn’t eating and maybe it was that. However, he eats and eats but isn't gaining any weight. His top fin also seems to look like it isn’t working anymore? Sometimes he swims sideways, or just lays at the bottom at the take. He is...
  11. K

    What's wrong with my betta?

    He is lethargic and appears to be breathing heavily, he is not eating and he has some kind of growth or hole on the top of his head, but no other spots or holes or anything. The lethargy started about 2 weeks ago and the other symptoms came after. I treated him with API fin and body cure for...
  12. M

    Dwarf gourami disease

    Hello, please can you help me. I have two dwarf Gouramis and one of them have swollen up like a balloon. I’ve tried giving him peas and I’ve also starved them for a couple of days (suggested by other threads) but nothing has seemed to work. So I think my gourami has the disease and he looks so...
  13. SteakNShrimp


    I just noticed that the ram cichlid that I bought Saturday has ICH. What should I do? How do I treat the fish? How do I treat the tank? I am not able to purchase any medicine today... I have taken the Ram out of the tank and put it in some dechlorinated water with 4 tablespoons of devolved...
  14. SteakNShrimp

    Fish acting weird please help!

    I have a 55g tank that houses - 1 Rainbow Shark - 2 Cherry Barbs - 1 Male Swordtail - 1 Zebra Loach I recently (yesterday) added 3 Tiger barbs 2 Green Tiger Barbs and 3 Albino Tiger Barbs as well as 2 Rose-line Sharks/Denison Barbs, a RainbowFish and a Blue CrayFish. The problem is one...
  15. B

    Dying fish - we're new to aquariums!

    Hi Everyone! Hoping someone can help. Long story... We have a 5 week old 20 gallon tank. This is our second tank...three months ago we started out with a 10 gallon. We had 3 platys and 2 guppies, and one of the platys had babies. 4 survived. We had one platy that seemed sick for several weeks -...
  16. A

    Is my goldfish sick?

    Hello so I just noticed one of my goldfishes have something white on the top of its head. What is this? Shoud I worry?
  17. S

    Betta sick Help!

    I've had this betta for over 3 months now in a planted 20 gallon tank with 4 zebra danio, 3 cory cats and a couple snails. He recently started getting really lethargic and hanging around the bottom of the tank a lot. He has a white discoloration on his chin but doesnt seem to have it elsewhere...
  18. C

    Platy with Whitish Spot on Chin

    Tank size: 10 gallons pH: don’t know ammonia: 0 ppm nitrite: 0 ppm nitrate: <5 ppm kH: don’t know gH: don’t know tank temp: 75 F Fish Symptoms (include full description including lesion, color, location, fish behavior): Ok here’s the story folks. I’ve been planning to add another platy to my...
  19. Jeremy180

    WARNING to anybody relying on strips to test their water

    I checked the Amazon page for this product after seeing what looked like anomalous test results for a member cycling thier tank. The number of bad reviews complaining of inaccurate or plain ruined test strips here is very alarming to me, especially since a lot of the budget priced items tend to...
  20. S

    Help! My platys are paralyzed and sink!

    So I recently got 12 fry from a friend and they are about 2 months old, varying in size. I have 4 of the tiniest ones in a 5 gallon, the rest in a 20 gallon. About 3 days ago I noticed a few were missing and couldn't see them. I thought they were just hiding but then today I noticed some just...