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Help!!! Treating in quarantine with API general cure

Discussion in 'Member's Aquarium and Fish Pictures' started by Bloodparrot444, Jul 21, 2019.

  1. Bloodparrot444

    Bloodparrot444 New Member

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    i just put my blood parrot in a quarantine tank and am treating with API general cure. Originally it just had two white things on head. Since I started treating this morning i have noticed white things around eyes and in gills. It is also very pale and staring at the bottom of the tank. Should I put it back with the others?

    I couldn’t get a good picture around it’s right eye but has little white things surrounding it now. Is the antibiotic making the parasite leave the bloodprrots body?

    Is this normal response to the API general cure?
     

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    Bloodparrot444 New Member

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    This is a picture from a couple days ago. Like I mentioned earlier, after medicating I’m noticing white things coming out of eyes and gills ☹️
     

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    It looks like excess mucous on the fish, which is normally caused by poor water quality or overdosed medication.

    The fish is staring at the bottom because it can see its reflection. You need a thin layer of sand or gravel on the bottom to remove the reflection and give the fish a definite bottom and top in the tank.

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    To work out the volume of water in the tank:
    measure length x width x height in cm.
    divide by 1000.
    = volume in litres.
    When you measure the height, measure from the top of the substrate to the top of the water level.

    There is a calculator/ converter in the "How To Tips" at the top of this page that will let you convert litres to gallons if you need it.

    Remove carbon from the filter before treating or it will adsorb the medication and stop it working.

    Wipe the inside of the glass down with a clean fish sponge. Do a 75% water change and gravel clean the substrate. Make sure any new water is free of chlorine/ chloramine before it is added to the tank.

    Clean the filter if it hasn't been done in the last 2 weeks. However, if the filter is less than 6 weeks old, do not clean it.

    Increase surface turbulence/ aeration when using medications because they reduce the dissolved oxygen in the water.
     
  4. FishFinatic77

    FishFinatic77 Fish Fanatic

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    I don't know anything about parrot cichlids, but what are the red worm like things coming out of his gills? That does not look normal to me, but like I said, I know nothing about this type of fish.
     

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