Sick Cichlids

Discussion in 'Fish Disease' started by NY13a13eNY, Mar 19, 2005.

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  1. NY13a13eNY

    NY13a13eNY Plankton

    Jan 22, 2005
    Mineola, Long island, NY,New_York
    I have a 55 gal tank of chiclids, one of them died a few weeks ago. His belly was swolen for about 3 days and his mouth was white not to mention he was coughing out a white substance. Well he is dead now and I am thinking another one of my fish has what ever he had. The other fish was one of the dominant ones now his mouth opens and closes alot like he is breathing hard and he sits under a rock all day and gets chased around by one of the little fish which is odd seeing that he was one of the tuff guys
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  3. Birdlady

    Birdlady Finback Whale

    May 8, 2004
    PhillySuburbs, Pennsylvania
    I don't know much about cichlids particularly, but some things to check would be pH (they like about 8 right?), and nitrates - sometimes they can build up in the water to levels that stress the fish.

    Meantime, hopefully someone else can pick up here, as that is about all I have...sorry... :)

    How long have you had the fish and what is your setup? (you can enter setup info under your profile in the signature section and it will show with each post) Thanks...
  4. Black_Raven

    Black_Raven Scooter Blennie

    Apr 5, 2004
    Woodbury, MN,Minnesota
    I would consider treating the whole tank with a broad spectrum antibiotic like sulfamethoxazole.