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The members of this forum have come together to share our knowledge and experiences of fish keeping. We want to answer your questions, offer advice and fill the galleries with pictures of the fish we have all grown to love.

We are a unique community of Fish Keepers who seriously take our hobby to extremes and the NEXT level. The majority of our fish collections include RARE & EXOTIC Species of all sizes, BIG FISH with BIG APPETITES and BIG TANKS. It's not easy for most people or other "regular" fish keepers to understand why we maintain this type of collection and spare no expense on this fascinating hobby.

Hopefully, through this site and discussion forums we can encourage the next generation of Monster Fish Keepers to have the same passion and love we have for the hobby and our Monster Fish .

As one of the founding members, I personally invite you to register and join us today. Currently you are viewing this site as our guest which only gives you limited access to view most discussions, articles and photo galleries.

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  • We're constantly striving to improve our community to help make your Monster Fish Keeping hobby fulfilling and interesting. Comments are welcome.


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    1. Com3backKid

      Com3backKid MFK Members

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      Hey guys! So my Red Devil seems to have a problem, I noticed her with the shimmies last week after removing her cave that she could hardly fit under. As the week went on she stopped eating. So of course I did about a 30% to see if that would get her going again. It didn’t. A couple more days went by and no improvement on the eating and also her aggression seemed to diminish as well. So I did another 30% water change. Well today I noticed her skin seemed to be peeling, is it ich?

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      Sure looks like it. Turn your heat up hit the thank with some quick cure and salt. Do water changes and repeat the treatment every other day for no less than three treatments. It could take up to 5. You only kill one stage of the life cycle of ich so you need to keep treating to prevent it from reproducing. The fish may look better before it has been totally wiped out of your system. Do not transfer anything from this tank to another tank until this is cleaned up.

      Here is a good article.
      http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fa006
       
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    3. Com3backKid

      Com3backKid MFK Members

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      Thanks for the response! She’s the only one in the tank. Hopefully I can get it iradicated before the worst happens.
       
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      Especially in the 3rd pic, there also appears to be scarring from hole in the head disease, which is bacterial, coming from chronic stress.
      The best cure for that is plenty of water changes, and regular cleaning of filters, to keep nitrate levels down.
      What is your regular water change schedule
      If nitrate in the tank has been high since the fish was a juvie (I consider anything over 10ppm high) this could be the chronic cause, that is, if there are no other stress factors.
      Along with the ick treatment suggested above, daily vacuuming of the substrate , helps remove dormant ick cysts that will hatch out and try to reinfect the fish.
       
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      Looks like it based on the pictures. Increase the tank temp and add salt as was previously stated.
       

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