11-14-2008, 11:40 AM #1Junior Member Guppy
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Angelfish gets red veins! with pics
Hi, 4 days ago I put my fish in a new tank.
I made sure to look at the water quality levels, therefore I am using the old huge external filter, the old water, stones and plants etc.
Everything seems fine except 1 angelfish:
He started to get a red vein (where the fins begin), now he has even more.
Food is accepted without problems- it's just these vains and the fact that he is hiding all the time.
What could it be? Bacteria infection or "just" stress?
P.S.: The other fish, including 3 baby angels don't show any of these symptoms
Thanks a lot in advance
11-14-2008, 01:44 PM #2
I would guess stress but im not for sure. I would just watch closely.55gal: 1gold severum(jasper),1 Green Sev (Spot), 3 tiger barbs (left), bovarian ram.
29gal: 3 goldfish growing out
11-14-2008, 02:02 PM #3
Everything seems fine or is fine? Check your water parmeters and make sure you have no ammonia or nitrites and if you do, do a water change.
11-14-2008, 02:02 PM #4
That looks really bad. I've seen similar things when I was breeding angels. That kind of redness usually starts as stress but ends as an infection. Keep and eye on the fish. If it doesn't start to look better in a 2-3 start treating with anti-barcterial meds. Also, keep an eye on the ammonia levels in the tank. Ammonia spikes can also cause this sometimes.
11-14-2008, 02:09 PM #5
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Do you have a test kit?
If not take a sample to the local fish store and have it tested.
it sounds like it high in ammonia.
How long has your tank been set up and running?
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11-14-2008, 02:53 PM #6
Red streaks can be a sign of ammonia poisioning. You may have transferred over used filter media but it may not have enough bacteria established on it to keep up with your current stock.
11-15-2008, 12:53 AM #7
You might start by doing a nice water change - maybe once a day for a few days. See if that helps.54 gallon corner tank:
6 gold barbs, 6 zebra danios, 1 pearl gourami, 4 ornate rainbows, 1 boesmani rainbow. Eheim 2215 cannister.
11-15-2008, 01:39 AM #8
sounds like septicemia, if it is its a hard disease to treat