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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-23-2006, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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Albino Cat fish help!!!

I have had an albino catfish for a few months now and he has developed this weird shiny discoloration on his gills. Anyone know what I can do or what it is? I heard melafix was supposed to help. I posted the best picture I could get.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-23-2006, 08:49 PM
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Do you mean an albino cory cat?

What size tank do you have and what other fish are in it? Did you test the water?

The picture didn't show up for me .




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yes sorry. I have 3 neon tetras, 2 mickey platys, a speckled tetra and then him. Kinda new at fish tanks so, what exactly would I use to test it? Thanks! (btw I have a 10 gallon)
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What size tank and what is your setup? Albinos are sensitive to light, do you keep the light on a lot? Does he have plenty of stuff to hide under if you do?
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-23-2006, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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I dont really have it on alot and here is a picture of my setup.
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The pictures still aren't showing up .

You should be using a test kit (like this one: http://www.shopping.com/xPO-Aquarium...ster_Test_Kits) to test ammonia, nitrites, nitrates, and pH. Ammonia and nitrites should be at 0 in a cycled fishtank and nitrates should be less then 40ppm. A good pH level for your tank would be around 7.

Here is an article you might want to read:
http://saltaquarium.about.com/cs/bio...a/aa073199.htm

By the way, is there any way you could either move some of your fish to another tank or return them? Otherwise you'll have some stressed out fish. The thing is, tetras like to be in large groups (at least five) and cory cats prefer to have at least one or two friends. But your tank is already stocked to it's limit. Just figured I'd warn you.

By the way, if your tank isn't cycled but you want to keep your current fish then I recommend a product called BioSpira. You'd just have to change all the water and then pour it into the filter cartridge. It cycles your tank overnight...no other product can do this.




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