Posts by Kuhlilove

    What you said is perfectly true. Always separate sick fishes, as they need special care, attention and diet to get better. Examine the reason for their sickness and provide suitable antibiotic course. Check the ph level of the isolation tank and see if the water is aerated optimally and also check for the water temperature. Your fish will get better soon and you can release it to your main tank again.

    Fishes are considered as disposable pets, hence Vet's don't practice and provide solutions for them. But in case of exotic fishes and expensive fishes which have larger life span, few vets help in maintaining them. Mostly aqua cultural farm employee these specialist, they help in breeding and maintaining these fishes. But I would suggest you to stick with informational forum such as this and your aquarium specialist to take care of you fish instead of depending on a vet which is an very expensive option to me.

    Social media is just a common meeting place, we have to be careful as where we get information from. It is better to get specialised information from specific sites like our forum where, people who are really interested in the topic share and contribute their knowledge instead of listening to some random strangers without any experience in maintaining an aquarium. My advise is whenever you are going to try some new treatment or new procedure to your aquarium, always do it in an isolated separate tank with some fishes rather than trying our in your main tank with all your fishes.

    Now after having a good experience in aquarium, i don't run into diseases now. But during my early days would often get white spots, fungal infections and fin rot. Now am free from these headaches. You can easily avoid these diseases by keeping a separate fish tank where you will put new fishes that you buy from the aquarium and observe them for a week before introducing them into your main tank.

    If you want to reduce the food waste build up in the tank. Would suggest you to introduce fish such as sucker fish into your aquarium to keep the fish tank clean and to clear the left over food in the tank. This would gradually bring down the level of snails and other bottom feeders in the tank.

    Change your fish into an isolation tank and put it in a 7 day antifungal and antibiotic course. Fin rot is mainly due to fungal infection. Add aquilibrium salt to the tank and maintain proper ph levels and maintain water temperature at optimum levels. The fish would get better in a week.

    The easy and natural way of maintaining the fish tank is to regularly change the water every two weeks. Flush out 80% of the old water and add fresh water. Maintain the ph levels of the water and add aquilibrium salt to boost the immune system of the fishes. Have a good quality thermostat to maintain proper water temperature to ensure active and healthy fishes.

    White spot disease is a fatal disease. It's better to treat them at the early signs. Isolate the fish and provide 7 day anti fungal and antibiotic course for the infected fish. Also flush out the 80% of the water in the main tank and add fresh water with aquailibrium salt to inhibit the spread of the parasites and to aid the immune system of the fishes in the main tank.

    Clamped fins are caused majorly due to bad water and parasites. If you see any fishes with these symptoms isolate them and provide them with antibiotics and maintain proper ph levels in the isolation tank and wait till it recovers. Then also change the water in the main tank, flush out 80% of the old water and add new water add antibiotics and check the ph levels of the main tank to avoid the disease spreading to other healthy fishes in the main tank.

    Clean the old water and fill new water and scrub the tank. Again flush out the water. Fill clean water add vinegar and sodium bi carbonate, let it rest of 6 to 8 hours, drain the tank again. Let it dry and add clean water and introduce your healthy fishes into the tank again. Keep infected and dull fishes in separate tank and observe them. After they get better introduce them to you tank and observe them.

    I believe the fish food and the tank size plays an important role in the fishes growth. Provide nutritious food for your fish. And sometimes, the fish tank might be long, but the width of the tank would be small. That might affect your fishes growth. Have a tank that is long and also has a good width, so that the fish can easily turn around. I think these two suggestions would be helpful.

    What I feel is it might be due to the collection of fishes in your tank. If you have any carnivorous fishes or dominating fishes in you tank would cause other fishes to panic. Would advise you to keep any carnivorous or dominating fishes in separate tank if possible and to install small coral reefs or structures that would help the fishes to hide and rest. It would also make your fishes playful and vibrant.