Atitagain Posted November 27, 2021 Share Posted November 27, 2021 (edited) I have my African cichlids in a 75G parameters are stable and good. The nitrates ride a bit high at times up 50ppm max. I generally do 25%-50% water changes every 5 days or so depending on test. There is a red shoulder that is the tank boss and he can get very aggressive sometimes, been trying to get him out sooner but… Last couple weeks he’s been on quite the rampage. 3 days ago I noticed on one of my OBs what I thought was either a bite or damage from being chased around the logs in the tank. I salted the tank 1 tablespoon per 5G. It’s almost perfectly round, it has to be a cyst or ulcer or growth right? made plan and moved some fish around then rehomed the red shoulder and two others into a 55G last night. As I was catching them on damaged fish I notice a reddish blotching on him. Then this evening when I checked on them his blotching got way worse. Not sure if it comes through on the pics but he looks in bad shape: color off, scales look dry, and the blotching. none of other fish showing signs that I can see. Not sure what this is and didn’t want to just start guessing because I came across Ichthyosporidium when researching what was up and it says that it’s untreatable and need to isolate and euthanize infected fish and do a lot of prevention to stop spread. Could also be fin rot or red pest disease from what I am finding. Or am I over analyzing and it’s just damage from fighting the red shoulder? these two ⬆️ Although it may look like blotching that’s natural, they are brothers I breed. Edited November 27, 2021 by Atitagain Title change Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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