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Author Topic: Please help! my Bristlenose has something wrong!  (Read 223 times)

Offline AaronS

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Please help! my Bristlenose has something wrong!
« on: May 19, 2017, 04:02:41 PM »
The first picture was taken a few days ago. I did a full water change and added some aquarium salts. I have ordered some Melafix which will arrive tomorrow. the last picture was taken today. I also have some anti-fungus used for fin rot but not sure if that will help at all for this.

What should I do??

Thanks
« Last Edit: May 19, 2017, 04:13:52 PM by AaronS »

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    Re: Please help! my Bristlenose has something wrong!
    « Reply #1 on: May 19, 2017, 04:57:11 PM »
    Hi Aaron. I don't have a lot of experience, but this looks serious to me unfortunately. I don't know what, if anything, to suggest myself, but I've used the report to moderators option, to see if someone more experienced than me can have a look for you.

    Mods, I hope I was OK to use the option like this, it suggested to do so on the forum list page.

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    Re: Please help! my Bristlenose has something wrong!
    « Reply #2 on: May 19, 2017, 05:01:00 PM »
    Hi Suelo,

    thanks for the reply and reporting to the moderator for help. Yes it looks really bad I don't know what could have caused this and I hope it won't spread to other fish. This fish is getting weak and seems like its dying but I don't have any clove oil to help ease its passing sadly. :(

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    Re: Please help! my Bristlenose has something wrong!
    « Reply #3 on: May 19, 2017, 05:01:24 PM »
    Wow 😲 that dose look bad looks like it has rotted away I would premier for the worst. I wouldn't know were to start treating it.

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    Re: Please help! my Bristlenose has something wrong!
    « Reply #4 on: May 19, 2017, 05:07:02 PM »
    Ouch! that looks painful... I think it may be too late looking at that... not a clue what that could be but i'd guess that he got an injury on something sharp or a heater burn, and it got infected?

    Hopefully one of the mods knows what's up

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    Re: Please help! my Bristlenose has something wrong!
    « Reply #5 on: May 19, 2017, 05:14:54 PM »
     *blink* I think that will need something a little stronger than melafix.

    Esha2000 maybe?

    Cheers, Andy.

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    Re: Please help! my Bristlenose has something wrong!
    « Reply #6 on: May 19, 2017, 05:16:18 PM »
    Either burns from the heater, i'm also not sure about using aquarium salt with scaleless fish. I think that can cause burns or lesions.
    That does look bad, I honestly dont know if he/she will recover from that.
    I would recommend a large water change to dilute the salt.
    How long has your tank been set up and what are the parameters? Ammonia, nitrite, nitrate ph etc


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    Re: Please help! my Bristlenose has something wrong!
    « Reply #7 on: May 19, 2017, 05:20:41 PM »
    Perhaps its the salt then as I used that to treat Ick. The tank is around 6 months old and Ammonia etc are non existent.


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    Re: Please help! my Bristlenose has something wrong!
    « Reply #8 on: May 19, 2017, 05:34:11 PM »
    Thanks for your help and advice unfortunately the fish has died  *bye3*.

    I just hope I can find out what it was for sure so it doesn't happen again.


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    Re: Please help! my Bristlenose has something wrong!
    « Reply #9 on: May 19, 2017, 05:38:07 PM »
    Did you add the salt directly to the tank?


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    Re: Please help! my Bristlenose has something wrong!
    « Reply #10 on: May 19, 2017, 05:41:14 PM »
    I scoped out some tank water and added it to their 1 teaspoon per gallon ratio until it dissolved then poured it in.

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    Re: Please help! my Bristlenose has something wrong!
    « Reply #11 on: May 19, 2017, 06:12:44 PM »
    Sorry for your loss :(


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    Re: Please help! my Bristlenose has something wrong!
    « Reply #12 on: May 19, 2017, 08:19:18 PM »
    Terrible. My advise would have been to euthanise. Looks like a flesheating bacteria of some kind. Yackkkk

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    Re: Please help! my Bristlenose has something wrong!
    « Reply #13 on: May 20, 2017, 09:30:50 AM »
    Sorry you lost it. :(
    If you don't have a guard for the heater, get one, they will try to get algae off them and burn in the process of doing so.
    Sent from my PC as I still don't understand the the logic for mobile internet usage ;) *grin*
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    Take it easy
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    Re: Please help! my Bristlenose has something wrong!
    « Reply #14 on: May 20, 2017, 11:58:58 AM »
    Hi,
    I have found this replacement heater as I do not have a guard and rather just buy a new heater with a included guard.
    Underworld Aquarium Heater Visitherm150W
    or
    FLUVAL E Advanced Electronic Heater, 200 W
    or
    JBL Pro Temp S 150 Watt

    This is what I found and seems to have great reviews plus a guard included. Any thoughts?

    Thanks
    « Last Edit: May 20, 2017, 12:48:36 PM by AaronS »