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Sick fish. Any idea what it could be?

I goggled it, but there are a million different answers. My Afican Cichlid has white stuff all over him. My catfish just died and had the same thing. He's not eating either.

We introduced 2 sucker fish 2 weeks ago. Could they have given the tank something? I need to figure out a treatment for him. Dd is so upset. She's had him a long time.

Any ideas?

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texasgurl33

Asked by texasgurl33 at 2:47 PM on Sep. 27, 2012 in Pets

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  • My guess would be ick
    There is a liquid you put in the water repeatedly to kill it. IF all the fish die be sure you thoroughly sanitize the tank and everything in it with boiling water and then allowing everything to get absolutely dried out. Ick is nasty stuff that is either brought into the tank by a new fish or due to stressful conditions.
    You will want to do at least a 10% water change and raise the tank temerature a bit even before you go to the pet store.
    Dardenella

    Answer by Dardenella at 2:52 PM on Sep. 27, 2012

  • Is the white stuff spots? If so, my first guess would be ich. Most fist stores sell medication for it.
    anng.atlanta

    Answer by anng.atlanta at 2:53 PM on Sep. 27, 2012

  • It is called "the ich". Scroll all the way down for treatment options. I bet it came from the sucker fish.


     


    Hope your little fishy friend makes a full recovery.

    SleepingBeautee

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 2:54 PM on Sep. 27, 2012

  • Hope your fish makes it
    Alisim

    Answer by Alisim at 2:56 PM on Sep. 27, 2012

  • Hurry and treat it, their health can deteriorate quickly.
    SleepingBeautee

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 2:57 PM on Sep. 27, 2012

  • I've been treating him w ick medicine. It's not working. This is day 2.
    texasgurl33

    Comment by texasgurl33 (original poster) at 3:43 PM on Sep. 27, 2012

  • Did you take the sucker fish out? I'd take them back to the pet store with a sample of your water and tell them all your expensive fish are dying.
    staciandababy

    Answer by staciandababy at 4:01 PM on Sep. 27, 2012

  • sorry
    WHITELIGHTJENNY

    Answer by WHITELIGHTJENNY at 9:44 PM on Oct. 1, 2012

  • Did you call the pet store?
    booklover545

    Answer by booklover545 at 4:10 PM on Oct. 3, 2012

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