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Thread: Red Melon not eating Clamped Fin
08-13-2012, 02:44 PM #1Junior Member Guppy
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Red Melon not eating Clamped Fin
Need advice on treating this fish, by my limited knowledge I can assume it's been attacked by Hex since I believed the stress that the shipping caused on this little guy. Please help me determined if I'm right or if I need to treat them differently.
I just got these fish on Thursday Aug 9 from Discusmadness.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Nitrates 2.5 ppm
11-16-2012, 06:08 AM #2
I have found that using 1/2 doses of Melafix will cur ethe clampfin.
11-16-2012, 11:23 AM #3
I just posted that salt and high temp works wonders on discus for both illness and stress. Personally, I'd try the salt/high temp for newly shipped discus.
As for Hex, if you are certain, you will need special treatments . A discus forum might help with that illness. Maybe some here are experts on this illness and can voice in. Best of luck.
Aside. A minor issue is your nitrates - they are a bit high for young discus and it would help to reduce them.
Last edited by Cermet; 11-16-2012 at 11:25 AM.
11-16-2012, 05:48 PM #4
Really nitrates too high I thought <5ppm was good generally.Mucky
Unusually I have nothing more to add...
11-16-2012, 11:45 PM #5
Discus need as close to zero for all water parameters as possible but young, if you want them to grow full size, need zero nitrates and zero phosphates at all times. Discus keepers use R/O filters (after readding required minerals) and some (like me) use algae scrubbers. These devices get you zero for all the bad guys.
For adults (grown out) and never to breed, nitrates < 5ppm is fine.