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    blood parrot with puffed gills

    Discussion in 'Flowerhorn, Blood Parrots and Other Hybrids' started by Jacob._.merc, Jan 8, 2018.

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      Hey guys so ive had my blood parrot for about 3 months now and he is about 3 inches. He has had the black stuff come up on him a lot but i know how to treat him for that. My main concern is his gills. They are super puffed up and there is like a really thin whit layer at the end of the gills that just flap around. When he eats, whole food chunks just fall out and are left behind. He swims around normal and seems happy as ever. Is this normal or is there a problem? When first bought they were not like this. I will post a before and now pic. His tank mates include 2 small bichirs, a silver dollar and a pleco all in a 20 gallon (i know its small, its just temporary until i can move him to the large tank)

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      It might be gill mites. Ive had this bfore on one of my fries because i didnt put a heater in it and my filter was just not efficient enough probably. Didnt managed to save it though. But u better isolate him before it strikes other fish.
       
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      Are you sure? Could you see like the red insides of their gills? He's been like this for like a few months already
       
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      Yeaa they were red and evrytime he eats the food comes back out of the gills. Mine didnt last long bcuz it was still a fry.
       
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      Medications with sterazin or octozin are generally used for gill mites.Quarantine the fish and medicat.It will probably heal
       

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