Butterfly becoming dark...

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  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    My butterfly has some white spots yesterday (when i buy it), and i put some medicine into it. Today, the white spots seem to have disappeared, but the fish become darker and its pattern on the body seems to have blurred and ugly. It is breathing heavily and sometimes went vertically up to the suface.

    Here's some picture i took of it :

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    OH NO! Now i took a look at it, and it is lying against the wall, not moving except his mouth.

    What should i do!? :'(
     
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  3. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    This is a fish you bought Yesterday??
    I don't imagine it was a very healthy fish if it had white spots on it.
    Could you tell us about your Tank. How long have you had it running. What is the amonia, nitrite, nitrate, SG, temp. readings from the test kits
    what medicine did you use?
    do you hare a Reef tank (corals and Fish)
    Or just fish


    Jason
     
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    The medicine's for marine fish, or so they say.
    THe temperature is 25 degrees celsius, and my test kit says that my amonia, nitrite, nitrate are good. :'(
     
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    He died... :huh:

    And mysteriously, the scale pattern came back to original...
    And can someone tell me the problem with it so i can find the solution for it if i raise another butterfly
     
  6. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Do your Test kits have a number scale?
    I would not by fish that have white spots.
    Also I would not buy anything form that store for at least 4 months.
    Do you have anyonther fish in the tank?
    How long have you had your tank up and running?

    J
     
  7. Guest

    Guest Guest

    No number scale. You just put some water into the chemical and it will change its color. If the color is about the same as stated in the instructions, it' good.

    I have some other fishes in there, and they're living around 2 months in my tank.

    The water has been running around 3 months.

    And if you need, the tanks is of 4 feet length.
     
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  9. Gresham

    Gresham Great Blue Whale

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    Never buy a sick fish, period. With the amount of visiable damage, just imagine the damage to internally and inside the gill plate. Ich attacks the gills 1st, if you see it, its all ready doing damage. Butterflies as do many other fish, will turn darkish when sick. The reason it was breathing heavy and going to the surface is, it was being overcome by ich in its gill plates. The best advice we can give you is what I openned with, never buy a sick fish.
     
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    ps. I'd shop elsewhere if you LFS sold you such a sick fish.
     
  11. Guest

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    Thanks for the tips, i'll look carefully at it next time i got one.

    (Grr...how i hate ichs...it kills so many fish of mine...i'm starting to grieve over the dead fishs)

    and LFS?
     
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    Gresham Great Blue Whale

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    Local fish store