Thread: ID This Disease
10-07-2013, 08:49 PM #1
ID This Disease
My praecox rainbow seems to be unwell. The body has curved up and the fish is swimming with its face sloped upward. Pic attached.
Could someone please identify this ailment and what could be a possible cure.
10-07-2013, 10:42 PM #2
Is the fish having bouancy problems?
Is it swimming erratically? Does it just hang at the top or swim all over?
What do the scales look like?
Is the fish passing faeces normally?
Difficult to tell from one photo. I've kept this species and found them to be very sensitive to bacterial infections, despite a strict water change schedule."Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." Carl Sagan
~ My 350 Litre Tank Journal ~
10-08-2013, 06:25 PM #3
Looks like it has bouancy problems. It wasn't behaving erratically till yesterday and swimming all over th place, but things have since changed.
Currently, it's almost vertical and staying at one place just below the top. Scales look normal. No faeces trail, so think that's ok.
10-08-2013, 06:37 PM #4
Here's another pic.
10-08-2013, 10:48 PM #5Banned Discus fish
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I have had fish develop this. I've no idea what might cause it specifically, and I don't believe in "trying" treatments with medications. The fish sometimes hang on (literally) for weeks, but they never survive or shake this off, so when I see it now I tend to humanely destroy the fish. I have found that they seem to have difficulty eating, and get thinner and thinner, and I don't like seeing a fish wasting away.
10-09-2013, 12:55 AM #6
10-09-2013, 02:05 AM #7
Check water parameters. If parameters check out, and no other fish are sick, keep up with testing every few days for the next week or two. If everything is normal during that time, chalk it up to RFD (random fish death).
If parameters are off, or other fish are sick, check back and let us know.Who is "General Failure" and why is he reading my hard drive?