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Bennlfer
12-02-2009, 02:49 AM
My friends red tail catfish has gill curl pretty bad... There is a hole constantly open on both sides. What can he do for it?

Northernguy
12-02-2009, 02:54 AM
Any idea what the perameters are?
Is there a fungus or something helping them to curl?

Bennlfer
12-02-2009, 03:58 AM
Not sure. there is adequate aeration in his tank so i dont think its from lack of air or anything. It may be a fungus. Testing parameters now.

Crispy
12-02-2009, 11:44 AM
Gill curl is caused by too much ammonia in the water. He's gonna need some major water changes for a bit.

Bennlfer
12-03-2009, 02:51 AM
Will doing the water changes help to close the hole?

Crispy
12-03-2009, 11:44 AM
Will doing the water changes help to close the hole?

I'm not sure how reversible gill curl is, but I think if caught early enough, may be able to heal.