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Author Topic: Angelfish "experts" re sick Manacapuru  (Read 705 times)

Offline Alex34

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Angelfish "experts" re sick Manacapuru
« on: October 15, 2019, 02:45:33 pm »
Hello all. Haven't been on here in a while and in need some help.

Two of my three Manacapuru Angels are sick and I cannot seem to correct it. Truthfully the upkeep of the aquarium has gone down in the last few months due to my father being ill and having to go back to the states etc, along with work being extremely busy.

Just to give a bit of background, the angels are in a community tank with Cupid cichlids, adolfoi and c121 cories, l397 and zebra plecos and a few rummynose. The tank is 4x2x2 with sand substrate, driftwood, river stones and a few live plants. The tank is no longer CO2 pressurised and hasn't been so for at least a year now. The manacapuru angels I've had from around May and were a large size when I bought them. They are about the size of a grown man's hand. I use remineralised RO water in my tank and no fertilisers.

About three weeks ago I noticed one of the angels had white stringy poo and immediately dosed with eSHa 2000 and eSHa Exit. The fish then stopped eating and I haven't seen it eat since. The fish is still active and every now and then does a breeding display with the dominate male and once in a while is seen nipping at the other two angels so it is still active. It even approaches the food but won't eat it. I've also dosed with eSHa Gdex and eSHa Hexamita but haven't been able to rectify it. I lost my MTS snails and three cory in the process of treating for Hexamita and am afraid of treating for it again.

Now one of the other angels has become ill and is not eating as much. I've tried bloodworm, frozen and live, and crushed garlic but nothing gets them interested enough to eat. One of them will eat a bit of the Fluval bug bites but that is it. The water parameters are fine and my Cupid Cichlids keep breeding so I assume the water is okay and this is worm/parasite based. No holes in the head that I can see but the one that has been sick the longest is starting to change shape a little with its facial features becoming more "beak" like. No visual signs of worms and no visual signs of deterioration.

Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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