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Cyathopharynx foai looks sick

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I bought a pair of Cyathopharynx foai (6 inches) 3 days ago and they look uncomfortable. Tested water and was ok. temperature is around 28C...

day 1: was soaked and put in tank, not fed, but they were kinda slow moving
day 2: tried feeding but were not eating to much, wasting a lot.
day 3: not active, not eating, and waste not thick anymore .....

I am wondering are they fish sick? or it takes a while for this fish to get used to a new enviroment?

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It does take fish a bit to adjust to new surroundings, new food, etc.

Are they eating at all? Do you know what they were being fed before?

What are the exact water parameters on the tank?

Were they shipped?

You may have fish with internal parasites. I'm not sure what is available for you there to treat them with. Something with metronidazole in it would be ideal.

There are two links regarding treating bloat under my signature, you might read over these.

From what I can find on the 2-amino-5-nitrothiazole, it's not something I would want to use for my fish. It looks like it has been used in controlled animal testing to induce cancer.

The gentamycin is an antibiotic, and I don't see how it could be effective against internal parasites.

Check with your LFS or veterinarian and see what is available specifically for treating internal parasites. Anything with praziquantel or metronidazole would be helpful. The longer they go without treatment, the harder it will be to save them.

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