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post #60521 of 71165 (permalink) Old 04-06-2013, 08:05 PM
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Greetings to all..

I'm a new member, just signed up, can't believe it hasn't happened sooner.

In addition to pet stores, I stumbled across Craigslist as another source for all things fish..

About two months ago I came across a 90 gallon setup which was nice, but let go.. Could hardly see the fish inside..

It's in my basement now, clean, but I'm down to 1 fish, 2 others were so taken over by various infections that, we'll they didn't make it.. But this last one is also quite skittish, and slowly recovering.. It was the bully of the bunch, and honestly I don't even know what type of cichlids it is? Maybe a Texas cichlid?

My recovering patient is a 7-8 inches in length.. And for whatever reason will not eat while I'm around.. Must be eating something?

It had fin rot, scales infested with fungus.. Which all seem to be better.

The eating concerns me, and its belly is all sucked up.. Any ideas?

Any help would be appreciated, even though this guy was a bully and beat up on the others, I would still like to save it..

Best wishes, and thankyou in advance for any help or advice..

Cepuras :)
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Yep, we want to keep the forum family friendly. You can always create a group on FB to disscuss things that aren't family friendly.
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Ohhh what a cutie!!! No idea what it is....but...does anyone know of a really good goldfish forum?


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post #60525 of 71165 (permalink) Old 04-06-2013, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
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Cepuras, that looks like a Black Belt cichlid. South American cichlid, usually docile but if you get a male that may be the reason why he was a bully.



If the big fellow is eating but not gaining weight and he has no outward signs of illness like ulcers on his body, he could have parasites. Treat him with API General Cure for internal parasites.

If, after parasite treatment, he still is not getting better then there's a possibility he has a very dreaded disease called mycobacteriosis. If the tank was kept in pretty poor conditions before you got it, that would explain things. :/
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I just saw Taken 2! Love love LOVE Liam Neeson!! He is like the uncle everyone would want in the family I think. :P

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post #60527 of 71165 (permalink) Old 04-06-2013, 08:32 PM
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Thank you very much!
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No problem. Feel free to PM me or start a thread in the Other Fish section if you need further help.
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hi all back from work was a very busy day. back hurts too thank goodness i can sit for a bit and made it home for gt too yay so wish us luck that we can make it to the end.

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Hey Yuuie!!! Good luck for making it to the end!!! ....what's "the end"???


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