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  1. #1

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    0 Not allowed!
    volume of the tank? 55 gal
    How long has the tank been running? 2months
    Does it have a filter? Topfin silentstream 75hob and two 4.5 in sponge filters
    Does it have a heater? Yes
    What is the water temperature? 80
    What is the entire stocking of this tank?
    24 total mbuna
    4 hongi
    4 rusty
    4 yellow lab
    4 red top trewavasae
    4 mbamba
    4 hybrid

    Maintenance
    How often do you change the water?
    50 percent every week
    I missed this week and just changed 60 percent 5 days late after normal day
    What do you use to treat your water? Prime
    Do you vacuum? Yes lightly every water change

    *Parameters - Very Important
    Did you cycle. Yes fishless
    Test kit? Api master

    Ammonia:0
    Nitrite:0
    Nitrate:30
    pH:8

    Feeding
    How often do you feed your fish? Once daily 6 days a week
    How much do you feed your fish? I put pinches as needed for about 2mins
    What brand of food do you feed your fish? Omega one super color cichlid small pellets and zoo med spirulina flake
    Do you feed frozen or freeze-dried foods? No

    Illness & Symptoms
    How long have you had this fish? 2months
    How long ago did you first notice these symptoms? Today
    In a few words, can you explain the symptoms?
    Looks like a fungus or he got really beat up. As soon as I saw him i took action with a water change and this post
    Have you started any treatment for the illness? Not yet
    Was your fish physically ill or injured upon purchase? Not really a little red around gills but some fish did display white poop so I treated with general cure and I thought a saw 3 little tiny ich spots on another fish so I treated for ich too
    How has its behavior and appearance changed, if at all? Havent got a chance to watch him but seems to be active

    Explain your emergency situation in detail.
    Hard to tell some of the fish apart but I think he is second in command to the tank boss. He looks a little too roughed up to just be aggression but this is my first mbuna tank. I'm guessing a fungus or fin rot type deal but definatly not sure. Everything was good last I checked. I am very busy but try to observe them every day from feeding and I feel this would have stood out do had to have started within a day or so ago. I did miss my Sunday water change this week but I wasnt worried because I didnt think it would get over 40 before i changed the water. I actually came to do a water change when I noticed it and I dont feed on water change day. I do have meds on hand. Which ones do you think I should use. I listed all I got below

    General cure
    Erythromycin
    Ich x
    Pima fix
    Meleflex
    Aquarium salt
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    55gal
    23 Mbuna

    Decommissioned
    10 gallon FOWLR Cycling
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    110 gallon planted
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    looks like aggression

  3. #3

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    0 Not allowed!
    Sorry I just saw this but yes I came to the conclusion it was agression also. I also had another of the same species get beat up the same. It seems they had a power struggle and now I have a new tank boss. I rearranged the tank and added a nice big centerpiece with alot of hiding spots. Did a nice water change and treated with melafix. And they are on the road to recovery
    Currently
    55gal
    23 Mbuna

    Decommissioned
    10 gallon FOWLR Cycling
    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=82475

    110 gallon planted
    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=50266

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