parasite

  1. Rayfishowner

    White Stringy "Stuff" in Datnoid Gills

    Hi guys, I checked on my 6-7 inch indo tiger datnoid that I've had for a year or so now and found these weird white strings hanging from its gills. Not sure if its a parasite or an injury or something else. Could anyone let me know what it is and how to treat? It was eating fine and acting...
  2. P

    What’s wrong with the belly of this fish?

    I don’t know what happened. Water parameters are all good, No aggressive tank mates, fish eats and properly and no behavior changes.
  3. H

    Need help identifying parasite

    I have a 53 gallon tank with one pumpkinseed and one bluegill, both taken from the same pond at the same time, about 3 weeks ago. Tank is cycled and has been running for 6+ weeks using the fishless cycling process; my ammonia and nitrites have been 0ppm for 2+ weeks, while nitrates are generally...
  4. D

    Need HELP can’t identify what’s wrong

    So my discus seems to have gifted these orange-ish color sores the one in the right almost looked like some white thing was sticking out so I assumed parasites and an treating him which parasite meds which after 24hours I can’t say much has changed. My filter media is removed of course but if...
  5. C

    Found this on my Mbu Puffer

    His display tank is 270 gal with a 180 sump. No other fish in tank. He's about 12-14 inches at the moment. 78F water temp. 5ppm nitrate, 0 ammonia, 0 nitrite. Was doing a water change and found this thing on his back. I don't want to just throw medicine in the tank and hope for the best...
  6. G

    HELPPPPPPPP EMERGENCY

    Hello, I got a really nice SRD flowerhorn exactly a week ago. he was doing great until today. His head got a little smaller and he's colors are not that vibrant anymore. Also near were he poops the skin is weird, its like white and peeled off, you can see it in the pics below. Please help i...
  7. N

    Pleco problem?!

    Hi, I’m asking this in breeding because I figured this group would know. Do sailfin pleco spray milt or do they have a penis? see picture. My son insists he’s had this for at least 6 months (that he noticed it a long time ago when he was in our smaller tank). I really hope this isn’t a worm, we...
  8. A

    Flowerhorn anal prolapse?

    So I've been having some issues with my flowerhorn, he hasn't been eating for about 4 weeks so I've been tube feeding small amounts once a day of hikari pellet mush. He is/was doing white and clear poop so i treated him with fumpid and he's a lot more active and some colour has come back. 2 days...
  9. Jakec96

    Ram cichlids with ich

    Hi all! I have a 30 gallon tank with a pair of German Blue Rams, 25 (ish) Neon Tetras, and 1 Powder Blue Gourami. For filtration I'm using 2 AC 50s and 1 AC 30. Heating with the new version of Aqueon pro set to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. The tank is newly setup maybe a few weeks but is completely...
  10. Plec123

    How to kill parasitic copepods

    I recently acquired a larger wildcaught L350 pleco and he seems to be having a tough time acclimating to my tank. Hanging out at the surface, breathing fast, blowing bubbles, etc. Params are fine, pH around 7.2, ammonia 0, nitrites 0, nitrates <30ppm, temp 77. I believe part of this stress is...
  11. N

    Transparent rounded dots on aquarium glass!!

    I have a lot of transparent white dots like jelly on my aquarium glass and spawning slate which are only visible on glass while doing water change and once water is added, they are invisible. Is it harmful to fish and if yes how to get rid of it? They are not nematodes or other common worms. I...
  12. F

    Help! Is this a parasite or illness?

    I noticed this red “thing” on my African Pikes tail and I don’t know what it is. Can some tell me if this is dangerous? I’ve never seen anything like it before. I’ve attached some images. If anyone knows what this is please help. Thank You.
  13. M

    Trying to identify a gash behind flowerhorns gills

    Long story short made a rookie mistake and forgot to clean my filter during regular maintenance and shot disgusting water into the 30 gallon tank. Cleaned it again after and added an extra sponge filter just to be safe but the next day my flowerhorn had a strange gash behind it’s gills. Assuming...
  14. A

    Tiny white bugs in betta tank and on betta

    Just recently I noticed tiny white bugs on the glass of my betta tank. After research I was under the impression they were safe to have in an aquarium. I had doubts when numbers increased however the research still said the same. This morning I woke up to find the numbers exploded and now...
  15. CMTrey5

    Parasite on ATFs fin?

    Hey all, just noticed that my Golaith african tiger fish’s dorsal fin had these strands either hanging or attached to them. They were not there the night before. Wondering if anyone knows what they are/how to treat this. No other fish in the tank has this issue.
  16. Rayfishowner

    Lapradei Bichir Problem

    Hi everyone its me again. I have not been on MFK for a year, but I'm back because of my bichir. She has been with me for a year and a half now and after everything I've tried, such as general cure, salt, and high temps, she is still quite skinny and eats very little. She hasnt grown much in the...
  17. Breeze

    Plz ID: Black, segmented worms, parasite?

    Hey all, Found 10+ little worms cruising on top of the sand substrate in my 55 gal. They are black, kind of segmented, and just under 1cm long. This tank has regular 30% water changes, weekly. There haven't been any issues, as far as tank health, since the tank was setup over 6 months ago...
  18. F

    Epsom salt solution help!

    Hey guys, first post here! I have a question as I recently bought my first flowerhorn but had a question regarding treating internals with epsom salt (I keep other large cichlids and some australian natives as well aa a community tank but never had to do it). As the fish is refusing food, I...
  19. B

    Oscar parasites or constipation?

    I recently got an Oscar at a box pet store and from the day I brought him home his uhhh fishy butt has been swollen and he has white poop, not stringy. He’s in a 20g quarantine tank, daily water changes ammonia & nitrites are 0 and nitrate is pretty dang close to 0 with the daily changes. I’m...
  20. M

    Flowerhorn thrashing?

    Finally got a big tank for My new flowerhorn. He’s about 5-6 inches and ever since I got him I’ve been dosing paraguard and ramped up the temp to 86 and have added salt to fight a nasty case of ich. I’ve had him for one week now and yesterday he really started to seem better after adding the...
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