12-02-2008, 09:18 PM #1
Angel fish injury due to battle help????
I need some adice i do not like putting meds in my tank. But these angels and there breeding lately have left one angel with dents in her skin. NO fluff just like skin scraped off. Can that heal on its own or should i put melafix in there. IT works on discus. Can it hurt plants i don't think so. But this angels is badly bruised and i don't want to get rid of her i have to save her. OH she is scarred.
12-02-2008, 09:58 PM #2
If your water is clean and the parameters are all ok...you do your weekly maintenance and the Angels are healthy just let it heal on it's own.
Mine fight all the time when breeding with scales flying left front and center - chunks out of the fins etc. and I have never ever had any healing problems or disease problems arise from it.
12-02-2008, 10:03 PM #3
okay good. i have seven of them all together. oh nasty. But one is going for sure. i can't take it anymore . Everytime i get a good number of them they start to lay their eggs and oh well the other night they just keep fighting and they really go for it. Maybe they need a really big tank say 180 or soemthing. i just love the angelfish. Cant be without them or why be in the hobby. But so many i have traded over the years. Difficult to keep in large groups. And these zebras are saucy fish. oh yes brutes! so i will just leave this one alone to heal up. Thanks
12-02-2008, 10:12 PM #4
I had 6 in a 150 Gallon tank... I am now down to only two in the 150 Gallon tank... the fighting got so bad that the remaining two didn't give any other angels a proper life anymore - they were scared to come out and hid all day long.... I found new peaceful homes for them ;)
They are such beautiful fish but ooooooooh so nasty!! LOL
Last edited by Fishalicious; 12-03-2008 at 12:12 AM.
12-03-2008, 12:07 AM #5
I couldn't take it either. I put each pair in their own tank and would just remove the eggs so I wouldn't have more to contend with. Ended up giving all 9 away and now I wish I had a pair.!!
Mine never fought with their mates. Only with others.
12-03-2008, 10:56 AM #6
oh when they breed well i think that is what set it off. I am after having gone through so many. But these are special these were babies the size of dimes. Now they just get into laying eggs and then fighting. hmm You should see my clowns this morning. i have to get a pic to you. Beautiful stunning clown loaches. one is chubby. I hope they do not get big too fast. Can't wait for the baby tank to get established.
12-03-2008, 11:24 AM #7
Angels are awesome, terrible, beautiful, horrifying, graceful, insane, and I couldn't go without at least a pair.55 Gal- Fluval 305 & Aqua Clear 70;
2 Gold Veil Angels, 1 GBR, 1 Gold Nugget Pleco, and 11 pesky Zebra Danio's.