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red sores on fish help pls

Postby soulracc » Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:24 pm

I'm a little concerned about what these sores might be they weren't there before and it seems to be getting worse. :-?

Pictures taken from my Iphone 6.
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Re: red sores on fish help pls

Postby deeda1 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:58 am

Welcome to C-F!!!

I'm sorry you are having problems with your fish and the pics do look pretty bad to me. Can you answer the following questions to help narrow down the issue?

If you decide to post a question, keep in mind that the best way to get help/input from other forum members is to provide all the pertinent data in your post.

:!: What is the size and dimensions (L x W x H) of your tank and what SPECIES of fish do you have? (This helps identify potential aggression or overstocking problems.)

:!: How long has it been set up? Is it CYCLED? (This can rule out cycling issues.)

:!: What are your water parameters: Temperature, ammonia (NH3/4), nitrite (NO2), pH, GH, KH and nitrate (NO3)? It's not sufficient to say that your water tests "okay" or "fine." Sometimes a misunderstanding about WATER CHEMISTRY requirements is the root of the problem. If you don't have TEST KITS, you should purchase them. In the meantime, your local fish store will probably test your water for you -- just be sure to get the actual results rather than just a "thumbs up".

:!: How long have you had the fish and what symptoms do they have?
Have you introduced any new fish recently?
What is your MAINTENANCE schedule, and what product/s (if any) do you use to neutralize chlorine or chloramines in your TAP WATER? (This helps to determine if a new disease has been introduced to the tank or if it's some kind of husbandry problem.)

Lastly, we would be grateful if you let us know the outcome of the situation and what treatment worked or didn't. That way other members can learn from your experience! :wink:
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