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    Gill Curl red tail catfish

    Discussion in 'Freshwater Diseases and Health Issues' started by davemac, Mar 14, 2009.

    1. davemac

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      I need advice on Gill Curl./ My red tail cat has now got a serious problem it apears to have happened bvery quick indeed certainly noticable over the past 4 weeks. housed in a 72 x 24 x 24 tank temperature and all water parimeters are good for the cat. 23 inches long 2 1/2 years old feeds on sild, muscle, shell on prawn, heart and almost anything else that he is given. I do a 1/4 water change per week.
      he soon to be re housed in a large indoor vat.
      does gill curl kill, is there a cure, can it be limited.

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      Try doing a lot of WC's if you want to cure it. It is mostly cosmetic. It will go away overtime with waterchanges, salt, and an upgrade.
       
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      i agree. more filtration, maybe add some powerheads to the tank.
       
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      I have the same problem with my 11" redtail
       
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      not true. WC's wont cure it, its not just cosmetic and it will worsen overtime. Whats your current filtration
       
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      Ya my 4 inch baby had it bad when I got him
       

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