I have a 55 gallon tank with 6 discus. I do water changes of...

6 years ago #1
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I have a 55 gallon tank with 6 discus. I do water changes often, the PH is 6.6 and the temp is at 87. At first I thought it was cloudy eye so I did 3 treatments of fungus cure but the problem is now worse. I have been on vacation for a week and the person looking after them never mentioned the sick fish to me while I was gone. I don't know what to give them it doesn't look like hold-in-the-head it looks like open fleshy wounds. it looks like fin rot too but wouldn't the fungus cure have fixed that? ill post up some pictures the water is still green from the fungus cure so they aren't so clear.

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6 years ago #2
achintya
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what is the nitrite, ammonia level of your tank? your tank may be cloudy due to this reason.ya you please post picture so that it will be easier for me to identify the disease or what to do for you discus..
i also request you to join our forum...

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6 years ago #3
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the worst of my fish

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6 years ago #4
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fin rot??

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6 years ago #5
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spot by tail

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6 years ago #6
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he just got a spot

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6 years ago #7
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he eye is still cloudy - i have done 3 treatments of fungus cure

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6 years ago #8
concetta703
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I had my water cheaked by Parrots of the world just to double check my at home kit and my water was perfect.

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6 years ago #9
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You might want to look at these:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columnaris
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lymphocystis
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hexamita

I hope this might help a little.
Good luck with your discus, they are beautiful!

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6 years ago #10
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Here is an article that is a little more in-depth than the other one on Columnaris:
http://freshaquarium.about.com/cs/disease/p/columnaris.htm

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6 years ago #11
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do you think it could be a Bacterial infection? if it is how could i go about treating that?

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6 years ago #12
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It didn't say in the articles? Hmm, I will look and then post what I find.

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6 years ago #13
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I found this very extensive article for you on columnaris:
http://www.americanaquariumproducts.com/Columnaris.html

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6 years ago #14
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In case it's helpful, I found this very in-depth article on Flexibacter columnaris earlier today.
http://www.flippersandfins.net/Flexibacter.htm

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6 years ago #16
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ya in your 1st picture the discus has hole in the head.your discus is stunned discus. they stop growth.you may read this article from my blog... http://discusfishcaresecrets.blogspot.com/2009/09/keeping-disease-free-discus-fish.html

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6 years ago #17
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now what you do...you should keep those discus is a hospital tank. provide proper medicine to those discus and also keep in mind that you DO NOT provide food to those discus...do this treatment for 15 days or more until they will be ok....for more information i have a blog about discus fish care secrets..you can find that link from my signature..

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6 years ago #18
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YAYY for Achintya! I am so glad you came on here and found this post. WHEW! Thanks!

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6 years ago #19
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hole in the head would be on his hole body like that?

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6 years ago #20
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Discus are one of the more delicate freshwater aquarium fish. There is a chance that their temporary care giver was over feeding them. That could cause an ammonia spike which, in turn, would compromise their immune systems and make them vulnerable to all sorts of diseases and parasites. I hope some of the medications work, but you need to also be sure about water quality.

Most aquarium fish can go for at least a week without eating, so a temporary care giver is not always necessary.

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6 years ago #21
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ya this is the hole in the head disease...

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6 years ago #22
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now you should take out those disease discus fish, and most importantly keep them in a hospital tank, there you should do also partial water change and also provide some medicine as recommended by pet shop. also do not feed them, i am sure that your discus will cure..

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6 years ago #23
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thank you for all the help!!!

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6 years ago #24
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I really wish you luck Concetta. You have beautiful fish and I hope they all make a speedy, full recovery! I know they are not cheap fish either.
Keep us updated!!!

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6 years ago #25
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ya keep in touch, and also provide updated news of your discus..

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1 year ago #26
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ya i also hope so.

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