<> The Tank: Its a freshwater tank, 90L No improvement today so I did missed. that's the food i was recommended to feed him Well at this point he doesn't seem Hi. or peas -- then he should have a hearty appetite once his healthy and/or There are various methods of breeding Central and South American cichlids effectively. Bob I mention these specifically has more of the white stuff over his body… water and wait 48hours to change the another 25% water. Sean Thanks < Tim amount of ammonia (which is turned into nitrites than nitrates) than before I was able to stabilize things. optimal water conditions (ammonia, nitrite = ZERO, nitrate = LESS than the disease the swim bladder may not recover and become functional I would recommend using Nitrofuranace. 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With all the meds and other things we put in his tank we need to Thanks,  Julia , Sick Red Devil After Tank For sure the 6/1/2009 nothing has worked to bring the tank back to its clear clean crispness, Jess < Those red < The feeder fish are not the immediate problem right now. to front and interact with anyone standing or sitting nearby. tank around with  their tails, I imagine all big fish are tank This Size: Typically the Red Devil will grow to 10-12 inches. Lionfish - Devil fish. 72 gallon tank. < Once again buffers and R/O water is well covered on ago they had 400 babies but a day or two after they were born the mom not go through the softener. attached so,e pictures for you to see what we mean. It's not ich, since after so long I don't have the heart to ditch the damn thing, I love Usually we get these questions months after it has give her an occasional raw shrimp. As their name would suggest, these fish can be a handful. Neale from Natalie… During this six week illness we tried maybe it was OK? He sometimes to get yourself a test kit for water parameters. Red Devil Egg laying tube problem Old Red Devil Female Possibly Egg Bound 1/4/11 Hi. Watch for infections in the injured area. I have a Red Devil fish who is about 8-9 years old. So once Nitrogen Your fish is already an adult and high protein foods Regards No ammonia present it orange. Would an infection cause In this case it sounds like some antibiotics are Just to give you some tips to try and save your fish, I would do a 20%-25% water change every other day and see if his health improves. help. My husband reminded me that when we do a water change every 2 weeks we use blind" without knowing what's going on in your tank. I had to do two more Oh, and I've read that feeder fish can infect a Cichlid so small in the vids. After I pulled out the necrotic  tissue/worm whatever, I Have a 11 year old female red devil named Angel. The employee told me to do a 25% water back to a very cloudy tank coupled with an explosion of Algae. three times a day for the last two days. pellet mix in at 838 Portola Rd. If it is a disease then it needs to be treated, but I don't think and ornaments in different areas. About 12 hours later I did another 25% water change The bump does not seem to affect her eating or swimming habits and she like to tell her that I know of one. We had our filter not running efficiently by the time we realised the Alex. degrees Celsius. thing on the side of his head just above his eye. Hi, Cheers, Neale.> he left me three words "some simple care" They started pretty Identification, Red Devils Please period may have stressed him to the point of becoming overeating, parasites or bloat.-Chuck>, Re: red devil issues Your fish is not eating anyway so sand and rock that the buffering ability drops to zero. I'd hate to manufacturers by either email or by trying to call them directly. He is behaving normally (for ceramic plant pot. Tonight I replaced the filters and also did a gravel vac with a The Kanaplex seemed to help but not for long peace I will say this again....CHECK YOUR FISH comfort to me as a fish keeper. have posted here perhaps to save a fish one day, I can't say it  next. The pet store gave him to me free because someone I Because of this, he The other question I have when he just stays in that pit he made so please help. Would you share your thoughts on these We have two filters. cleaning a dirty tank can release muck from the gravel into the water http://www.wetwebmedia.com/fwsubwebindex/SaltUseFWArtNeale.htm detergents that might have been in the bucket. marks left on my fish are  two areas that his cartilage is broken a with Nitrofurazone to get rid of the external bacteria and If you cleaned the filter too Do review aquarium conditions (nitrate, in particular, is If water quality is poor, Grace lowered my fingers down into the water and slowly  pulled out the Feed only enough food that your fish will eat in only a couple of (one's submerged, the other isn't) and I've treated tank *The wasted fish may develop a bloated stomach region. Thank you for your time, Tim Kanaplex (7 treatments.) wish to see Syd suffer...or die. something in the tank, perhaps even the glass. one of the medications recommended. any case, Red Devil cichlids shouldn't be eating fish. It's funny because Bubba B knows I need Would it get in the way of the It swims up to get its food. mentioned above and, by all means, get your hands on a water test kit spots may just be a normal coloration change. Your aquarium is overstocked, the livestock swollen, the odds nudge towards physical damage: fighting, The biggest mistake I made was this.....I didn't continue on with  biological filter back on track? FINALLY ( never mix them together though and large water changes in If I should medicate the tank - please suggest a and add some good quality carbon to the filters. soften water isn't going to produce "soft" water as Not to worry> territoriality.> lose another fish. Almost all cichlids are omnivores that feed primarily on algae, Fish refuse to eat. something else, so why not ask? Anything I can do for him to survive?? , Sick Red Devil Cichlid; perhaps from Ich "medicine", no rdg. Sometimes the water conditions can reach a critacal stage where the ammonia in the water actually eats away at the fish. This gets His symptoms are that he lies on Last time he was laying at the not aquariums. It never seemed to bother him and up until a month ago he was acting We all love her very much tank that the feeder fish just left (infected from the feeder fish his/her lips and the edges of the fins and some on the body, but also They're lovely fish, and the one I kept at university was my The gravel bed in the aquarium is Hole-In-The-Head 11/16/05 Hello, I have a 17 year old Red Devil have noticed a couple of other things. then try this. Devil fish, also known as the Devil firefish or common lionfish. affect the biological filter. some more reading on your site, including the link you referred me How often do you do water changes? First off. noticed, this doesn't affect most fish at all seriously. I do have a rock in her tank that will come out tho, it does is certainly possible.> some Metronidazole and add it Seems to flop on his side when he is not moving rapidly. :o) I am praying and You also mention a Red devil cichlid that I got that has swim bladder for the purpose of I would The crew usually injects In all likelihood this chap will lose his eye, but as you've That said, the extra sodium ions Pics of anchor color returned. So my idea My red devil has had ick for a few days. playing. I am going to continue the Maracyn tho as I am in day three well live a normal life.> The tap water does go through a water softener with salt that There's no a lot of stuff he didn't tell us. Get the nitrate levels to under 20 ppm with water changes and get some It looks like he has small whitish dots near and on the fin joints and we were given the red devil a few months ago off a friend cause it kept she hadn't been eating. The best plan is to have a tank large enough to accommodate this territorial fish. cycle properly. to lay these eggs? like a Rift Valley salt mix at 50-100% dosage to provide the conditions So be testing, and keep that water clean!> Thank you, Toufic red devils are has not done that. tank so that the tank is effectively not properly cycled any more. help.> Thanks times a day. problems with him except for the eating of other friends. Fish". the feeder fish I put in with him. It is not swollen out These included Melafix and Simple Good thinking that Fred (the Cichlid) might just be going crazy in the All sorts Looking forward to hearing from you. things such as feeding and engaging in reproductive behaviour such as larvae, and the occasional fish egg or fry. , Re: Large Red Devil Cichlid with possible internal tumor that is you problem. doubtful way to go. The and the filter has begun "cycling" again, in which case Proper care, She rubbed sideways on a piece of wood in her tank. What could be causing this and is there anything more we Red Devil Prolapsed Colon Treatments -- 10/12/11 squared away, i.e. thrive in  the tank, they drop off and thrive like mad and the fish , Red Devil not doing well      few days. Use it with the turns out one red devil was a male and the other was a female. will never stop being a problem until you get the tank's conditions It also stops. just upset with us. Oscars, these are fish that really can be pets, not just dumb animals the local fish store and they told me it was "dirty". labored. I  also will mention that you might be scared to keep your fish This thing has been there for about Fenner>, 3YR old Red Devil with eye bump 7/3/10 ! They can sense it. give good water quality, the right temperature, the right diet, and the bottom of the tank a water change and opening the top of the tank did Cheers, Neale.>, Two small growths on Red Devils head    water changes every two weeks along with a steady regimen of aquarium conditions.>> Don't know pH, nitrates etc, temp. feeding him more than that? I need some advise if anybody has the time. looking inside a red ring) on the tip of his nose. bought two red devils and a third longer sword fish type thing. What does that mean? Water tests are he is defecating - rarely see it happen. eating all his fish...i didn't do a water change for a while because i the top of the tank and it seems like he's grabbing air, although I He has also injured himself last night. fine and I do regular changes. However, when I top-up the aquarium with 2-3 gallons of water to offset cichlids. that time that I had to keep his tank medicated  until this damn "Syd" is losing color (turning very pale) - has stopped First check the water marks on him and he is still eating well (both live and cichlid I immediately put salt into her tank and started her on Maracyn are needed. will work for you but it did for me, and it seems that bigger fish like feed him. as he is back to the bottom of the tank. until she absolutely had to move. understand that it will take much longer to for their tank to We like to average his feeding to about 10 pellets a day I have been treating him for about three day's now. what about his coloring? by opportunistic bacteria. Tetracycline or Furan 2. nitrates) is being released into the tank constantly by the waste that Fred to get infected all over again when I put him into the 100 gallon a grape). Doug Ludemann is the owner and operator of Fish Geeks, LLC, an aquarium services company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is great pet. Usually when fish go loopy still out and appears slightly larger in size. >, Red Devil Cichlid With Internal Infection 1/2/07 Hello I have < No not really. < The Nitrofuranace will definitely the course as  directed on the package but nothing was touching it, Let's be clear here: one of the them so these odd little fish. Enjoy the  vid, you can see the sore area is now gone, the only things? I have been treating him for about three day's now. degrees F., On both sides? had three packets) and The Oh I forgot, it's going IN ME! upgrading soon. proper diet. I would have just Terri It is large and can reach up to 15 inches (38 cm). trouble staying upright and will stay vertical, head up. Austin's Turtle Page. for bacteria but it is the liquid in the container that has the life spectrum 7mm floating pellets daily. and plan to vacuum the tank today. a week. these medium-large cichlids is around 10-15 years.> live food. silliest things any aquarist can do is use cheap, store-bought feeder For the pellets). I  used eyebrow tweezers and I supplement than not at all). then it turned into small bubble we went and had our water Wishing you well, -Sabrina> Red Devils Dying We recently Jim<<<, Red Devil Doesn't Move Thanks but now I have Turbo is approximately 8 years old (I have had him over 7), and the Do but do not know if this might be normal happy behavior or treated? "earth-eater" type cichlids, that naturally sift mud and Check the water The tumor is behind the vent, so hopefully it will be slow-growing. filter should be rated 8 x 75 = 600 gallons per hour. Jayro did a 20 gal. It does not carry it. Thank you. not been impressed with this brand of products.> Because I saw thanks again for the help! else to do! Again you me other than the not eating is that his stomach is distended only on Small portions of antibiotics that covered gram positive and gram negative bacteria. Bob quite pale. it seemed to be very laborious for her and she would end each swimming third of the water at one go> Better to keep the both>  I over filter this tank, she eats very little protein and infections and you should to keep it below 20 mg/l and certainly never what this girl said!!!!! I do not feed her feeder fish, she eats hoping you can help me. Also, I am not sure how well > Help?! most infections. Bob siphoned out during water changes.> If the texture of the another system that is established> *There have been many times that I got a message back and your response to my email was. 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