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A. elizabethae in poor health

Discussion in 'Dwarf Cichlid Health' started by Søren K., Mar 14, 2019.

  1. Søren K.

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    9037AF9F-4853-4F7A-9D3F-91E43E49098A.jpeg F769E7D3-A824-4D2C-B013-93CA90D2CEA2.jpeg Hi there..

    I received this pair of wc elizabethae less than too weeks ago, and the male was very skinny and looked unhealthy on arrival. He has an arched posture and he rests on a leaf like a catfish for much of the day. He eats relatively well and gives the female a little attention from time to time. But he is not getting any better in his new environment despite lots of good food and clean water. Ph 5,95 and 53 ppm.

    Does anyone have an idea of what it could be an what to do?

    I have Sera Nematol for parasites in store, but not much else..

    Best regards, Søren
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    dw1305 Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Hi all,
    I'd treat him with what you have straight away.

    You don't know what parasites he has, it could be nematodes or protozoa etc., but you have nothing to lose, he is not going to last long the way he is.

    cheers Darrel
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    gerald Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Thank you for your reply’s. I have started an anti parasite treatment (had to do something), and if he survives I will try some kind of anti bacterial medication - but I don’t think he will be around for much longer..

    Thanks again

    /Søren
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