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Acei shedding

Postby car0linab0y » Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:18 pm

Looks like ALL of my Acei are sick, but everyone else is healthy. Looks like their scales are peeling. Are they prone to illnesses other cichlids aren't?
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Postby mattawan_cichlid » Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:54 pm

I had a kenyi who did that but it was from aggression from the male what tankmates are there and what size tank?
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Re: Acei shedding

Postby DJRansome » Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:03 pm

car0linab0y wrote:Are they prone to illnesses other cichlids aren't?
No, not in my experience or reading. :(
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Postby riverpaws » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:05 pm

I have had groups do this a lot right when they came from the supplier. Where it looks like the scales are peeling: I suspected velvet disease in my groups.

Other people have said to me that in their experience, Acei are more susceptible to ich than other mbuna.
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Postby 24Tropheus » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:54 pm

Well they are not normal Mbuna. I read they are found in groups of 3 to 7 in the sandy areas near tree trunks or branches. I guess a fully all action Mbuna tank with scratchy rocks and stuff like Pseudotropheus demasoni is sometimes too much for them to cope with.

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Postby car0linab0y » Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:39 am

mattawan_cichlid wrote:I had a kenyi who did that but it was from aggression from the male what tankmates are there and what size tank?

Dems, Labs, and Acei, about 10/ea, and 2 small Rusties. Tank is a 125g. The large male actually had the signs before the females and smaller male, and NOBODY in the tank messes with him.
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Postby car0linab0y » Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:42 am

riverpaws wrote:I have had groups do this a lot right when they came from the supplier. Where it looks like the scales are peeling: I suspected velvet disease in my groups.

Other people have said to me that in their experience, Acei are more susceptible to ich than other mbuna.


Would an Ich treatment also treat Velvet disease? I have just enough time after work to catch the pet store before they close. Already started Melafix treatment in the meantime.
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Postby DJRansome » Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:26 am

From an article I saved a while back:

Treating skin parasite problems
Fortunately, numerous over-the-counter remedies are available.  Most types of skin parasite have life cycles that include free-living stages in the water or substrate â€â€
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Postby riverpaws » Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:16 pm

Usually I think ich treatments treat velvet too, though I have read that copper treatment is the best for velvet. If you can get chelated instead of ionic, that is better. Mardel coppersafe is one I have used in the past. It is non-staining and the fish don't seem as bothered by it as some of the other protozoan parasite treatments I've used.
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Postby SNDMN8Z » Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:29 pm

My ACEI's did the same thing when I brought them home fro mthe LFS. That is when my ICH outbreak happened and 7 of them died. My LAbs were not affected. After 10 days of treatment (salt/high heat) the 4 that are still living are prospering and all the Labs have made it through as well.
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