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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2008 2:47 pm Post subject: discus turning black Reply with quote

 hi  
 i  have  2  discus  about  5-6  inch  in  3ft  bb  tank,  3x1.5x1.5  (tank  mes)  two  diy  sponge  filter.
 they  only  eat  tubifix  ,i  have  tryed  all  sort  of  food  but  they  dont  touch  it.
 one  of  the  discus  has  turnd  black  ,till  yesterday  it  was  very  fine  ,eating  and  swiming  properly.
 there  has  been  change  in  temperature  due  to  rain  ,i  have  turned  the  heater  on  this  morning  .
 
 pl  advise  what  more  can  be  done  .i  have  not  change  the  water  from  past  2  days.
 
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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2008 3:18 pm Post subject: Re: discus turning black Reply with quote

 BTW  IQSS  where  do  you  get  tubliflex  in  Lucknow  ?
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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2008 3:20 pm Post subject: Re: discus turning black Reply with quote

                                                   
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they  only  eat  tubifix                  

 This  is  the  main  cause  of  your  problem  ,  Live  feed  are  from  polluted  source  always  carries  parasites  ,  bacteris  etc  ,  never  to  feed  to  discus  .  
 
                                                 
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,i  have  tryed  all  sort  of  food  but  they  dont  touch  it.                  

 You  must  have  not  tried  100%  ,   these  discus  must  be  feed  with  live  feed  from  the  earlier  age  .
 
 Your  Discus  are   infected  with  Parasites  and  bacterias  ,  multiple  infection  .  
 Remove  the  heater  ,  No  need  to  put  on  the  heater  .  start  with  Kitchen  salt  and  75%  WC  daily  ,  stop  feeding  .  In  severe  condition  you  need  to  give  them  PP  bath  (  pottasium  permaganate  )  .
 
 If  you  still  continious  to  feed  live  feed  ,  you  may  always  face  such  problem  with  your  discus  .
 You  can  feed  discus  with  any  animal  heart  ,  tetra  bits  etc  .   
 
 
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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2008 3:55 pm Post subject: Re: discus turning black Reply with quote

 Dear  Iqss
 First  of  all  check  out  the  water  parameters.  9  times  out  of  10  Discus  will  turn  black  if  their  water  is  not  correct.  Do  some  partial  water  changes   If  your  water  quality  checks  out  ok,  and  your  pH  is  6.5,  try  treating  the  fish  with  Metronidazole  for  3-5  days.
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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2008 4:38 pm Post subject: Re: discus turning black Reply with quote

                                                   
Kaushik  wrote  (View  Post):                
 If  your  water  quality  checks  out  ok,  and  your  pH  is  6.5,  try  treating  the  fish  with  Metronidazole  for  3-5  days.
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 pH  of  6.5  is  not  a  requisite  although  it  will  make  the  Discus  feel  better.  As  long  as  the  water  isn't  extremely  hard,  pH  should  not  pose  a  problem.  
   
 
   Nothing  like  good  old  water  changes  for  Discus.  Make  sure  that  the  water  you  use  is  'aged'  or  aerated  for  atleast  24  hrs.
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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 9:01 am Post subject: Re: discus turning black Reply with quote

 Also  i  feel  that  keeping  just  2  discus  is  never  advisable...go  in  for  at  least  6  and  8  would  be  a  better  group...feed  beef  or  something  from  hikari  instead  of  tubiflex
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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 11:00 pm Post subject: Re: discus turning black Reply with quote

                                                   
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they  only  eat  tubifix                  
Live  or  frozen/dried  ones?
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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 11:32 pm Post subject: Re: discus turning black Reply with quote

 thanks  to  all  of  u  for  the  suggestion,
 the  discus  is  recovering  it  got  its  color  back  and  is  eating
 i  thing  temperature  was  the  problem  as  it  rained  and  the  temp  came  down.  
 i  know  that  tubifix  is  a  problem  but  they  dont  eat  any  thing  apart  from  live  tubifix,  i  have  tried  BH  mix,tetra  bit,freeze  tubifix  and  freeze  blood  worms,nothing  is  taken  ,i  fasted  them  for  almost  4  days  so  hunger  might  force  them  to  eat  diffrent  food  but  no  result.
 any  way  to  get  rid  of  parasite  in  tubifix.
 
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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 10:21 am Post subject: Re: discus turning black Reply with quote

 its  ok  even  if  they  fast  for  20  days  its  fine..sooner  or  later  they  will  give  up..you  doing  more  harm  than  good  by  feeding  your  fish  worms
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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 11:41 pm Post subject: Re: discus turning black Reply with quote

 ok  i  will  try  again  to  fast  them  and  see  if  they  eat  something  else.
 
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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 11:42 pm Post subject: Re: discus turning black Reply with quote

 ok  i  will  try  again  to  fast  them  and  see  if  they  eat  something  else.
 
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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 9:00 am Post subject: Re: discus turning black Reply with quote

 Try  if  you  could  get  live  bloodworms.   Bloodworms  are  pretty  safe  for  discus  provided  u  give  them  a  Potassium  permanganate  bath  before  feeding.
 Please  search  through  previous  threads  as  there  has  been  a  lot  of  discussions  about  treating  live  worms.   Tubifex  also  can  be  safe  if  you  could  get  a  startup  culture,  treat  it  thoroughly  and  have  your  own  stock.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:50 pm Post subject: Re: discus turning black Reply with quote

 Hi,
 
 Sorry  if  its  a  bit  off  topic  but  how  do  you  give  bath  to  discus  ?
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 11:22 am Post subject: Re: discus turning black Reply with quote

                                                   
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Sorry  if  its  a  bit  off  topic  but  how  do  you  give  bath  to  discus  ?                  

 
 Which  bath  ?  for  what  purpose  ?  which  bath  you  are  referering  to  ?  Pl  let  us  know  will  make  a  try  to  explain  you  .  
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 11:32 am Post subject: Re: discus turning black Reply with quote

                                                   
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In  severe  condition  you  need  to  give  them  PP  bath  (  pottasium  permaganate  )  .                

 
 Hi,
 
 I  was  refering  to  this.
 
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