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Possible angelfish parasite

Discussion in 'Tropical Fish Emergencies' started by YunoGasai212121, Jul 6, 2018.

  1. YunoGasai212121

    YunoGasai212121 New Member

    Jun 29, 2018
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    not sure if the other one posted, I don’t think it did but sorry if it did. My fish has been acting weird lately with swimming like it’s been having more trouble with going where the filter flow is and it swims a little to the side and one time I saw it upside down but than 2 seconds later it corrected itself. And than it’s ventrals in the front that hang down keep getting tangled together or vibrating. It also has black spots on the side of it on its scales but I’m not sure if those were there before because they might be normal. Yesterday I got super worried about a parasite because it pooped out a really green loop that looked like a thin yarn string when usually it’s poop is brown. It also took the fish like 30-45 mins to get its poop out which is a super long time. Thank you to anyone who responds and has any idea of what it could be. I really like my fish.

    Tank info

    Tank size: 29G (it’s a new tank-12 days old)

    Filter: tetra whisper 30

    Tank temp: 79F

    Fish symptoms: above (been happening for 3-4 days)

    Water changes: 50% per week

    Chemical additives: none

    Plants: plastic

    Other fish: two other angelfish

    WILDER Retired Moderator
    Retired Moderator

    Nov 5, 2004
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    Can you post your water stats in Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrate, Ph.
    How many fish and which type do you have in the tank.

    Are you cycling the tank with the fish or did you do a fishless cycle?

    signs of swim bladder.
    Sign of swim bladder.
    Fish will be unable to maintain balance in the water.
    Tail looks like it weighing the fish down in the water.
    Head standing.
    Unable to get off the bottom of the tank, or top.
    Turning up side down.
    Sometimes a mad dash around tank.
    Fish will somtimes swim on it's side.

    Causes of Swim Bladder.
    Poor water quality.
    Unstable temp.
    Bad diet.
    Injury or birth defect to the swim bladder.

    Have you been giving your fish any peas or green foods?
  3. Colin_T

    Colin_T Member

    Jan 26, 2008
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    Perth, WA
    Make sure the ammonia and nitrite levels are 0.0 and the nitrate is less than 20ppm.

    The funny poop could be worms (tapeworm or threadworms, possibly even both).

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