Aquarium Forum
 


Menu
  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· Calculators
· Free Aquarium Ebook
· Feedback
· Photo gallery
· Plant species
· Tropica Plant DB
Tropical fish species
· By Common name
· By Scientific name
Tropical Marine fish
· By Common name
· By Scientific name

Articles
  · African Cichlids
· Algae Control
· Aquarium Decoration
· Aquarium Resources
· Aquatic Plants
· Barb Fish
· Betta Fish
· Breeding Fish
· Catfish
· Central American Cichlids
· Cichlids
· Clownfish
· Corals
· Corydoras Catfish
· Discus Fish
· Dwarf Cichlids
· Fish Diseases
· Frogs and Turtles
· Goby Fish
· Goldfish
· Gourami
· Invertebrates
· Jellyfish
· Killiefish
· Lake Victoria Cichlids
· Livebearers
· Malawi Cichlids
· Marine Aquariums
· Marine Aquarium Fish
· Other Fish
· Pleco
· Predatory Fish
· Photography
· Pond Fish
· Responsible Fish Keeping
· Rainbow Fish
· Shark Fish
· South American Cichlids
· Tanganyika Cichlids
· Tetra Fish
· Tropical Fish Food

User Tag List

Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Posts
    27

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Default Kribensis Breathing Rapidly!!


    0 Not allowed!
    This is my second Kribensis that I found hiding and breathing rapidly. The other one unfortunately passed away. But I am assuming it was/is some sort of internal parasite, judging by the anus of the last fish being very red.

    What can I use to treat? And should I treat the whole tank? I have a 75 Gallon, and I do not have a quarantine tank. Nor do I have room for one.

    Side note: this Krib was born in this tank and is almost a year old. Also water parameters are all good.

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    5,398

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Happy Christmas! - Slaphppy7   Happy V Day! - WhistlingBadger   Happy Holiday to you! - Boundava   Merry Christmas! - Slaphppy7   My fish say thanks - KoryKat   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    How would the krib get the parasite if born and raised in the tank?
    Last edited by Rocksor; 11-20-2017 at 05:44 PM.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Posts
    27

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by Rocksor View Post
    How would the acara get the parasite if born and raised in the tank?
    I have no idea... this is just an assumption

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    5,398

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Happy Christmas! - Slaphppy7   Happy V Day! - WhistlingBadger   Happy Holiday to you! - Boundava   Merry Christmas! - Slaphppy7   My fish say thanks - KoryKat   

    Default


    2 Not allowed!
    Without a fish host a fish parasite can't be introduced into the tank. Need more information about other inhabitants, if planted, and any changes to the tank. Rapid breathing can be caused by stress or lack of oxygen.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Southeast Texas
    Posts
    52,304

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    My fish say Thank You - KoryKat   Thanks for the Rep ;-) - steeler58   Enjoy your weekend my friend - Taurus   Happy Birthday. - gadget228   Happy Belated Birthday! - Silbar   
    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - steeler58   Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - steeler58   Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - aquariumlover10   Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - gronlaura   Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - SeaLady   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    What are the readings for ammonia, nitrIte, nitrAte, ph?
    10 Gallon Beginner Tank... Journal
    40 Gallon Breeder: ... Journal
    29 Gallon: ... Journal

    “If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went” - Will Rogers

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Posts
    27

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    It’s definitely not oxygen, and I highly doubt it’s stress. Judging by how my other Krib died. Is there something I can buy to deworm the whole tank?

    The tank is heavily planted and there are plenty of hiding areas

    I have a few Angelfish and a couple Discus
    1 other Krib (daddy)
    6 Bloodfin Tetras
    4 Rainbows
    2 mollies
    Bolivian Ram
    Small clown loach
    And a bristle nose
    Some ottos

    No changes as of late.

    Nitrate N03: 20
    Nitrite N02: 0
    Hardness GH: 180
    Alkalinity KH: 180
    pH: 7.5
    *Ammonia .0

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    5,398

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Happy Christmas! - Slaphppy7   Happy V Day! - WhistlingBadger   Happy Holiday to you! - Boundava   Merry Christmas! - Slaphppy7   My fish say thanks - KoryKat   

    Default


    1 Not allowed!
    did you take a fecal sample and look under a microscope to confirm worms? You do have other cichlids that can be territorial when you are not watching them.


    http://www.loaches.com/Members/shari...ydrochloride-1

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Jan 2020
    Posts
    1

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    I have a pair of kribensis in my 20 gallon tank which was heavily planted. Suddenly I noticed that they have babies with them about 50 small kribensis.

    SHould I move them to a new tank? Bec the tank right now is housed with a dwarf african frog, golden gourami, cory catfish and a small goldfish. Seems that everytime the gourami and frog gets near to their territory the kribensis chase them away and very violent.


    thanks!
    Last edited by franzink; 01-26-2020 at 05:03 PM.

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Southeast Texas
    Posts
    52,304

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    My fish say Thank You - KoryKat   Thanks for the Rep ;-) - steeler58   Enjoy your weekend my friend - Taurus   Happy Birthday. - gadget228   Happy Belated Birthday! - Silbar   
    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - steeler58   Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - steeler58   Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - aquariumlover10   Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - gronlaura   Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - SeaLady   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Please start your own thread with your question, this thread is now over 2 years old, now closed.
    10 Gallon Beginner Tank... Journal
    40 Gallon Breeder: ... Journal
    29 Gallon: ... Journal

    “If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went” - Will Rogers

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •