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    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.

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    How would the krib get the parasite if born and raised in the tank?
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    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

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    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.

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    What are the readings for ammonia, nitrIte, nitrAte, ph?
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    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

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    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.


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