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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:07 pm Post subject: Discus problem with pics Reply with quote

 Hello
 
 Once  again  two  of  my  5inch  discus  fish  in  trouble.  I  don't  know  what  i  am  doing  wrong,  need  help  asap?  
 
 Disease  Symptoms:-   
 White  feces,loss  of  appetite,weight  loss.  One  of  them  also  been  rapidly  breathing.
 
 Treatment  (till  now)  :-  
 Moved  them  to  Quarantine  Tank  (18(L)*18(W)*15(H)).   
 Tank  temp  raised  to  32c.
 Started  salt  treatment  for  3  days.  (with  magnesium  sulphate)
 Showed  improvement  so  continued  with  salt  treatment  for  another  5  days.
 WC  daily  50-60%.
 Reduced  water  temp  slowly  on  the  4th  &  5th  day  by  2degree  c.  
 Continued  WC  40%  daily  for  7  days  without  adding  salt.
 
 Showed  sigh  of  improvement  but  still  wasn't  eating.  Seem  to  react  as  i  try  to  feed  'em  maybe  a  one  pellet  sometime.
 
 So  this  time  treated  them  with  Metro  with  magnesium  sulphate.
 Tank  temp  raised  slowly  back  to  32c.
 WC  50-60%  daily.  
 Continued  for  7  days.  
 
 Still  no  improvement.  Also  looks  skinner  Sad  .
 
 
 My  Main  DISCUS  Tank  Specification  :-  
 Tank  Dimension  :-  42*18*18
 Fish  :-  8nos.  Discus  now  only  6nos.  with  2nos.  clown  loach.
 Filtration  :-  1200  ltr/per  hr.  HOB  &  one  sponge  filter
 Decor  :-  BB  Tank  with  Driftwoods.
 PH-  7.2/7.5  
 TDS-  280-300
 
 
 I  feed  them  Hikari  BIO  GOLD,  Tetrabits,and  hikari  spirulina  pellets.
 There  fav.  is  Tetrabits,  i  've  to  starve  them  to  feed  Hikari  bio  gold  n  spirulina.  
 
 I  do  've  Seachem  garlic  which  i  add  directly  sometime  to  the  tank  water  &  sometime  with  tetrabits.  
 
 They  keeps  on  spawning  in  the  main  tanks.  Although  the  hatch  rate  is  very  low  only  5-10  frys,  but  dies  as  i  am  unable  to  take  care  of  them   Sad  .
 
 Question  :-
 Wanna  use  API  Aquarium  Salt,  need  suggestion  or  magnesium  sulphate  ok?
 Where  do  i  find  praziquantel  &  how  to  use  it.
 Also  want  to  know  about  Azoo  Anti  Endoparasites,  will  it  cure  my  ill  discus  fish?
 
 Pics  of  the  ill  discus  (sorry  for  the  poor  quality)  :-
 
 
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:51 am Post subject: Re: Discus problem with pics Reply with quote

 Expert  comments  please.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:49 pm Post subject: Re: Discus problem with pics Reply with quote

 This  is  because  of  internal  parasite.Please  try  de  -worming  your  fish.
 you  can  use  Metronidazole.
 Experts  correct  me  if  im  wrong.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:43 pm Post subject: Re: Discus problem with pics Reply with quote

 @abhis9  -  Thanks  for  keeping  the  tread  going.
 
 @Prabha  -  I  've  already  used  metro,its  not  helping.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:53 pm Post subject: Re: Discus problem with pics Reply with quote

 Supro,
 
 Why  Magnesium  Sulphate  !!  This  is  for  stomach  bloating.  No  use.
 
 Why  Metro  !!  Are  they  doing  white  poo  !!  If  no,  Then  no  use.
 
 Actually  the  fishes  lost  their  appetite.  You  have  to  treat  them  in  different  way.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:23 pm Post subject: Re: Discus problem with pics Reply with quote

 Supro  ,
 
 If  you  see  your  discus  closely  ,  you  will  observe  that  their  forehead  of  your  discus  has  sunken  .  This  indicates  ,
 
 1)  You  had  not  taken  care  of  these  discus  properly  .
 2)  May  be  you  must  have  under  feed  your  discus  .
 3)  This  discus  may  not  be  eating  properly  or  completely  neglected  the  feed  for  last  15-25  days  .  
 4)  Flagellates  may  be  a  problem  ,  you  should  have  catch  the  problem  at  the  earlier  stage  .  
 
 
 Now  you  can  take  a  chance  by  feeding  these  discus  with  earthworms  ,  just  clean  them  chop  them  and  feed  them  .once  they   start  eating  they  may  recover  .
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:14 pm Post subject: Re: Discus problem with pics Reply with quote

 Hi  supro,
 
 1.  Epsom  salt  is  sufficient  
 2.Not  tried  so  far  but  u  may  get  from  wet  doctors/medical  shops
 3.  No  idea  about  Azoo  Anti  Endoparasites.  But  I  heard  it  is  very  effective.
 
 
 As  you  said  white  feces  and  loss  of  appetite,  it  is  better  to  medicate  the  fishes  using  metrogyl  tablet.  Hope  u  know  the  process.  If  not  let  me  know,  I  will  send  the  detailed  procedure  which  I  am   using.
 
 U  can  also  try  to  give  live  mosquito  larve  so  that  they  may  show  some  interest  in  eating.   try  goat  heart  chops  too.  
 
 Fast  Breathing  may  also  due  to  gill  flukes.   http://www.clcdiscus.com/category/health-diease-and-treatments/
 otherwise  u  can  also  use  melafix  very  effective.  
 
 Overall  conclusion  from  my  side  is  treat  with  metrogyl  with  epsom  salt.  
 
 thanks
 ashok
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:18 am Post subject: Re: Discus problem with pics Reply with quote

 @Shiva  Nair  -  ¬†First  of  all,thanks  for  your  reply.  Yes  i  've  notice  that,  forehead  of  my  discus  has  sunken.  
 As  per  your  points
 1)  Well  i  raised  all  my  discus  from  1.5inch  juvi  size.  Maybe  i  did  take  care  of  them  but  not  well  enough  as  most  of  them  dies  with  the  same  problem  after  5  inch  size.I  've  lost  3  discus  till  now  with  same  problem  before.  So  trying  hard  to  treat  these  two.  
 2)  Under  feeding  is  out  of  question  here.
 3)  Yes,agreed.  Tried  different  food  but  they  neglected  it  all.
 4)  Yes,agreed.  After  lots  of  researched  in  google  i  know  that  its  flagellates.  I  did  treat  them  before  with  metro,  they  did  recover  but  same  problem  returns.
 
 Will  try  feeding  them  earthworms.  Can  i  try  with  frozen  black  worms  with  seachem  garlic  guard?
 
 
 @ashok  -  Thanks  for  the  information.  Well  as  for  the  metro  treatment  i  follow  shiva  nair's  -  
 Through  Water  :  If  discus  has  stopped  eating  ---
 1)Put  heater  and  maintain  the  water  temp  to  32  deg  .
 2)Dissolve  Metro  in  warm  water  .
 3)  Dosage  of  Metro  1-  1.2  gm  for  100  ltrs  .
 4)  Every  day  do  50%  WC  and  redose  as  above  .
 5)  After  5  days  stop  the  treatment  .
 6)  Slowly  bring  down  the  temp  to  normal  .
 7)  Give  rest  discus  and  start  normal  feeding  ,  if  possible  with  metro  mix  food  .
 Cool  After  a  gap  of  3-4  days  again  restart  the  treatment  for  another  5  days  same  as  above  .


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:28 am Post subject: Re: Discus problem with pics Reply with quote

 I  forgot  to  ask  has  anyone  used  Azoo  Anti  Endoparasites  &  Azoo  Magic  treatment?  How  good  &  effective  are  they?
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Supro  ,
 
 If  you  see  your  discus  closely  ,  you  will  observe  that  their  forehead  of  your  discus  has  sunken  .  This  indicates  ,
 
 1)  You  had  not  taken  care  of  these  discus  properly  .
 2)  May  be  you  must  have  under  feed  your  discus  .
 3)  This  discus  may  not  be  eating  properly  or  completely  neglected  the  feed  for  last  15-25  days  .  
 4)  Flagellates  may  be  a  problem  ,  you  should  have  catch  the  problem  at  the  earlier  stage  .  
 
 
 Now  you  can  take  a  chance  by  feeding  these  discus  with  earthworms  ,  just  clean  them  chop  them  and  feed  them  .once  they  ¬†start  eating  they  may  recover  .                

 
 Well  Well  Well.......So  here  it  is.  
 
 Supro  don't  waste  anymore  time.  Just  start  feeding  the  eartworm  as  Shiva  suggested.
 
 Yesterday  I  want  say  the  same  but  waiting  for  master  comments.  Till  now  I  have  face  the  same  problem  and  I  able  to  solve  it  in  99%  case.  Also  I  suggested  to  my  friends  and  they  also  able  to  save  them.
 
 (Note:  I  have  done  it  with  normal  bloodworms.  No  problem  still  now)
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 @Abhis9   -   Thanks  for  your  inputs.  Well  no  one  here  in  my  place  source  live  worms.  Well  that's  the  reason  i  asked  if  i  could  go  for  frozen  black  worms  or  can  i  feed  them  newly  hatch  -  brine  shrimps?
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 Hi  Supro,
 
 No  idea  about  frozen  black  worms.  You  can  try  "Today"  frozen  bloodworms.
 
 Brine  shrimps....Can  try  out  also.
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 Very  informative  thread,
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