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Thread: Fixing a Discus when not eating
11-15-2012, 10:38 PM #1
Fixing a Discus when not eating
When I combined my discus tanks and rehoused the remaining discus together, one of my discus stopped eating.
Since frozen worms did not get the fish back to eating I added salt and raised the tank to 90 F. Took about two weeks (only replaced the salt once during WC) but the discus is now eating well.
While this may be coincidence or due to other factors, still, the process once again appears to have worked.Knowledge is fun(damental)
A 75 gal with eight Discus, fake plants, and a lot of wood also with sand substrate. Clean up crew is down to just two Sterba's Corys. Filters: continuous new water flow; canister w/UV, in-tank algae scrubber!! Finally, junked the nitrate removal unit from hell.
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12-18-2012, 09:42 AM #2
Hey i have tried this but my discus still wont eat? i been treating him with salt and high temps at 89 for about a month still nothing he wont eat i think he will die soon. lost his colors skinny as hell and wont eat. This going on for about 2-3 months
12-18-2012, 12:36 PM #3
phongnguyen123, you might want to start your own thread about your fish, and when you do please post the water parameters, tank size, tank mates, and maintenance schedule.
Cermet, I'm pretty sure your fish just got hungry and started eating. After all, it didn't eat for two weeks.When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.
I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
A moderator on a fish forum should be able to identify an oscar... Don't you think?
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03-06-2013, 04:34 AM #4Member Swordtails
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Your fish probably has worms. Have you treated with metro yet? It's a 10 treatment with raised water temps to 90.
06-13-2013, 12:01 PM #5Junior Member Guppy
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Hey guys, just got myself a large 9" oscar. Is there any way to determine gender while they are in the tank? Do they have fin patterns that pertain to only male or only female?
06-13-2013, 12:35 PM #6
Angelblue15, please start you own thread to ask your questionIf you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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