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Sick Red Blood Parrot Cichlid


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I have a 40g with hob and sponge filter also air stone and water wave. The ammonia, nitrate, nitrite are all at 0. I’ve had these babies for about 3 weeks, they both came in with some black spotting on their fins n such I’m sure from the stress of transport. One of them have oranged up really good but the other(picutred) is not doing so well. Seems to be struggling to breath and is running into the decorations in the tank like he’s blind. I’ve done a cpl 30% water changes in the last week n a half. Doesn’t seem to be getting any better. Anyone have some advice?

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blood parrot fish commonly develop These black patches some think it's caused by stress or a hormone imbalance  you can also get black patches with ammonia burn if he's having difficulty breathing and not seeing very  it more than likely ammonia burn  he could have chemical burns on his eyes from the ammonia I would Qarantine and add extra air stone to increase the levels of desolved oxygen and add aquarium salt 1 table spoon for 2 gallons that will help improve Gill function and add essential electrolytes to help reduce stress in your fish   you could also do a course of maracyn to cover against any possible secondary infection as well just remember to only put the amount of salt back in that you take out so if you do a 2 gallon water change put one table spoon of salt back in @Charity

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I have done 30% water change each 3rd day the last week and have checked my ammonia because that’s what I thought it might me but it’s at a 0. Also he has one tank mate that is perfectly fine. I will attach pic of the tank mate. They are the only 2 fish in the tank and there are no live plants can I do the salt treatment in this tank? Will it affect his tank mate?

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The salt shouldn't affect his tank mate he could have got ammonia burn from the lfs before you got him but if you look on line these a lot about blood parrots developing black patches it doesn't seem to affect their eye sight or appetite that why am leaning towards ammonia burn

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