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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.

      Cheers
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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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      How can I get my baby red tails gill curl fixed
       
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      Probably have to get it to a vet for surgical correction.
       
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      Gill curl in any fish (unless a mutation) is a chromic symptom of too few water changes, and either ammonia or nitrate poisoning, and usually manifests over a lengthy period of time.
      To me a 25% water change for that fish is very tiny.
      I change 30-40% every other day for much smaller fish, in much larger tanks.
      When you say water parameters are good, what are nitrates? over 10ppm? if so nitrate poisoning (fish living in urine soup) may be your problem.
       
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      Ok thank you
       

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