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    Hey guys, I was wondering if any of you could shed some light as to what you think this is.

    My female GBR came down with a whole in the head and later a fuzzy string of stuff around her mouth. A day later, her mouth looked like the skin had deteriorated from around her lips. She wasn't eating, sitting at bottom of the tank, and later died. All of this was after she had been happy in the tank for 2 months, I got her a male, they paired after 2 days and spawned 2 more days after that. The pair guarded the eggs pretty well, but couldn't maintain against the 6 cherry barbs. She started losing her color around her head, got the hole in the head and so forth after the last of her eggs had been eaten.

    My tank parameters from the test strip include:
    Ammonia = 0
    Nitrite = 0
    Nitrate < 20 (it's barely colored at all)
    pH = 8.0

    Any ideas or comments would be greatly appreciated.


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    Sorry for your loss.

    I've no idea what affliction your ram may have had, but I do recommend you get a liquid test kit...the paper test strips can be much less accurate, especially if they are old
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    I did look into a master kit, but they were all out at my LFS. So I just bought the ammonia and pH liquid testers. I'll have to check back with them to see if they have any in this coming week. That would give me an added...nitrate & nitrite and what else?

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    You've named all 4 this test kit comes with, which many of us use...why not order one?

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    I suppose I will get one here soon, but what about all the other parameters? does the master kit only come with those 4?

    and I found another decent shot of my GBR from a slightly different angle. Just in case someone can help identify the issue20151107_095558 1.jpg

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    Thank you SueD. That seems to fit the profile exactly. Do you know of a brand of medicated food that has the active ingredient metronidazole in it? And where I could order some? I live in the US so I shouldn't need a prescription from what the article said.

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    Last edited by mommy1; 11-09-2015 at 08:45 PM.
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    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.
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    All of this was after she had been happy in the tank for 2 months, I got her a male, they paired after 2 days and spawned 2 more days after that. The pair guarded the eggs pretty well, but couldn't maintain against the 6 cherry barbs.
    Stress from being unable to defend against the cherry barbs caused the fish to get sick. How long did it take for the fish to get the HITH? If it is overnight, then it is a bacterial infection and not hexamita.

    If you are treating for hexamita, get New Life Spectrum Hex Shield 1mm.

    If the pellets are too big, then make your own using Seachem Metroplex, Seachem Focus Epsom Salt (Magnesiume Sulfate), garlic extract like Seachem Garlic Guard and a gel based food like Repashy or New Life Spectrum NutriGel/AlgaeMax (NLS requires an extra 1/4 teaspoon added per teaspoon).

    The Epsom Salt will destroy the protozoans causing the hexamita in the gut, and the Metroplex will kill the protozoans once it is in the blood stream. Using epsom salt for hexamita is rather new to the fish community, which is why only NLS hex shield has it an as ingredient.

    First set aside the correct measurement of the dry ingredients needed, and do not mix the Seachem Metroplex and Focus with the gel food. You will need a wire wisk for mixing. Next create the 3% epsom salt solution, mixing 1/2 cup of Seachem Garlic Guard and 3/4 teaspoon of epsom salt. Heat the garlic solution in the microwave until boiling. Mix with the appropriate amount of gel food, and when it starts to thicken, add the Metroplex and Focus and mix thoroughly.
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    those were great links mommy1. I went to order a small bag of the food and they happened to be out of stock at the moment. Then I read the other article and it said I could just soak regular food in the medication...might try this. My other ram is possibly showing similar signs. He has white/clear stringy poo. I currently do not have a quarantine tank, so would feeding this medicated mix to the whole tank (i.e. all the other fish that don't seem to have symptoms) be ok? Or should I wait until I get a quarantine tank?

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