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Blood parrot cichlid sick

Discussion in 'Welcome: Introduce Yourself & Learn More About TFF' started by Goosegrl2019, Nov 7, 2019.

  1. Metalhead88

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    You can hit it with a quick gravel vac to just get it out of the tank. Try not to pull out enough water that you have to add more

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    Thank u if I can get half a bucket I can prob get, should I replace this water or just leave it?? I figure out of 55 gal I only have 50 gal of water in it as it sits. Thanks again for many words of encouragement, this has been a real ordeal.
     
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    Maybe 1/4 of a bucket since theres barely gravel I can c them
     
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    Yeah, go for it. Suck up what you can.

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    As long as your tank is fully operational as far as filter and everything else, I wouldn't refill. Just refill it all the way with your next water change which should be tomorrow or whenever the medication calls for a water change and redose.

    I'm glad I can help. Im sad to hear that you lost a few fish, but it seems like it's all uphill from here.

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    Ok awesome!! Yes tomorrow will b second dose of meds so I will refill it. I sooo appreciate it!! Uphill for sure :)
     
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    A week exactly after I put the new fish in, ich killed everything in the tank but the placostomus. I'm doin a water change & redosing tonite, I hope He makes it. Thank u for ur help metalhead88, I really appreciated it so much!!
     
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    Metalhead88 if ir still following this thread I had a question. As u know I have been treating for ich. I havent seen any spots on my plecostomus for 2 days. Tomorrow is water change & put filters back in. I believe I'm free of ick. I removed all of the gravel & was able to vac well yesterday & have removed & boiled all plants & decorations in the tank. He still has his favorite rock cave in there until tomorrow when I do water change & I will scrub it. He doesnt seem to b eating still ( that I know of) & he hides so much it's hard to tell if hes ok. What do h think?? Should I keep treating as if he does have it?? Poor guy
     
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    You should treat for a few days after the last sign of ich. It should say it on the directions.

    Did you remove the filter?

    Did the parrot die?

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    Plecos will graze all day and night. If you see pleco poo, he's eating.

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    Actually, since pleco are scaleless, they are sensitive to many medications. I'm unfamiliar with the medication you are using so I can't really comment on that exactly. If it's the only fish in the tank stop dosing, keep temperature at 86, do a 50% water change and a 15% water change for the next 5 days. After that everything should be back to normal.

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    Yes she died so did the remaining gourami (one of the new guys) when I got up yesterday they were both dead & no body had ich on them. Weird. Not sure but my blood parrot was staying at the top quite a bit the last eve & was covered in it. The pleco only was ever salted in it not covered in it. I felt like he never had it as bad if that makes sense. Hes around 5-6 inches & tough.
     
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    Yes filter has been out the whole time :)
     
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    Filters back in right?? I mean after 50%water change & prime?? Yes hes the only fish that made it. I believe I started dosing too late, it was major, covering the BP the second day worse & in its eyes, it was gruesome. Anyway I think she died that night. The gouramis were doomed from the start I think. It was also very very hard to c ick on them. But the pleco is still hanging in, not sure of hes eating or not I scooped out an uneaten algea tab earlier. Should I get blood worms for after water change?? I have never given him anything like that but I will :)
     

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