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noodle_083 06/04/2007 02:14 PM

whats wrong with my fish?
My royal gamma looks like, his skin needs to moisterized with lotion. He swim eat and is active, no signs of been ill. Any idea what he has and how to treat it. :confused

Onesaltydawg 06/04/2007 02:15 PM

Post a pic and you might check the Disease forum to help you out too

saltyESQ 06/04/2007 05:24 PM

all my fish had a similar issue, it killed my clown trigger and nearly my queen trigger. I could not find any info on the disease.

noodle_083 06/04/2007 05:29 PM

that's the same thing that happend to me. i didn't find any thing any where that told me what is wrong with it.

saltyESQ 06/04/2007 05:37 PM

my queen trigger just seemed to recover on her own. I never even took her out of my display. But I didn't think she was going t o make it. She lost a ton a weight because she refused to eat and she could bearly swim and was floating almost sideways. This happened a few weeks ago and it was only this weekend that I could say that she is at 100%

sandman450f 06/04/2007 05:38 PM

Any chance of a pic Noodle?, or are we speaking in the past tense already?

saltyESQ 06/04/2007 05:40 PM

btw, I was thinking it was some sort of bacterial infection.

JownsenJesus 06/04/2007 06:42 PM

Does it look like the skin is cloudy or more tattered? A pic would be most beneficial.

noodle_083 06/05/2007 01:26 AM

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noodle_083 06/05/2007 01:37 AM

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noodle_083 06/05/2007 10:02 AM

Any one has any idea what it has?

JownsenJesus 06/05/2007 02:23 PM

Could be a monogenean Infestation. History/Physical Exam: Cloudiness to skin; grey-white cast or irregular areas on skin; eroded fins; focal hemorrhages on skin; pruritus and dyspnea. There are lots of treatments, including formalin baths and prolonged formalin immersion, freshwater bath, Praziquantel bath, copper, etc.

Could also be Icthyobodosis, which has some of the same treatments, like a formalin bath or you can raise temp to >30C if the others dont work.

saltyESQ 06/05/2007 04:41 PM

it just looks like rubbing to me.

JownsenJesus 06/05/2007 06:34 PM

It would be rubbing if it had a parasite or itchy infection. If a fish is ever rubbing against anything that is a definite sign of pathogen infection.

saltyESQ 06/05/2007 06:37 PM

in addition to my fish having flakey skin and losing their color they were scratching against everything. I did nothing and only lost 1 fish (which was the first to die and died before I could figure out what was happening). They have since stopped scratching and are fully recovered. I wish I had taken pics, it would have been helpful to others.

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