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Does anyone know what is going on with my Apistos? I can’t find anything on google...

Discussion in 'Apistogramma' started by Brian, Apr 29, 2019.

  1. Brian

    Brian New Member

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    I have something going on in my tank and I can't nail it down... Here is a link to the images of the two Apistos: [**https://imgur.com/gallery/M6mP8bg**](https://imgur.com/gallery/M6mP8bg)



    Around April 18th, I noticed the male wasn't looking so great and I hit the tank with API General Cure. On the 20th, I hit the tank with round two of general cure and on the 21st the male died. On the 22nd I did a 50% water change. On the 27th, my water parameters were: pH 7.4 - Ammonia 1PPM - Nitite 0 PPM - Nitrate about 5PPM. I added Ammonia Detoxifier.



    Today I noticed the female showing similar characteristics to when the male was sick - staying out in plain site, lethargic, not eating, gaunt...



    I was wondering if anyone has any ideas. The other tankmates, ember tetras, zebra danio, corys, platy and neon tetra are all fine and show no signs. The plants in the tank are all alright as well...
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    gerald Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    I cant see the photos on imgur. But Mycobacterium or Camallanus are my first two wild guesses.
    Please delete your duplicate posts.
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    Jordan New Member

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    I agree with Gerald,
    I can’t see the images either but from your descriptions it sounds like something I went through a while back, this came from feeding bloodworms, since I’ve stopped feeding bloodworms it has not happened again.
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    Brian New Member

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    I did feed them bloodworms. Here is the picture. Is this similar to what happened to your fish?

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    dw1305 Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Hi all,
    It is difficult to tell from the camera angle, but assuming the vent in the male <"was as swollen as it looks">? That suggests <"Camallanus worms">.

    You need to treat any remaining fish with <"Levamisole">, because it is highly contagious with fish to fish transmission.

    cheers Darrel
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    Brian New Member

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    I did feed them bloodworms.
    Thanks. Is this something I can get off amazon or at a local fish store?
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    Jordan New Member

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    I agree with Gerald,
    I can’t see the images either but from your descriptions it sounds like something I went through a while back, this came from feeding bloodworms, since I’ve stopped feeding bloodworms it has not happened again.
    That definitely looks like camallanus, I havnt had any luck with treating an Apisto with a case that developed, but if you wish to try levamisole is how you would go about it :)

    P.s I would stop feeding bloodworms too and move to brine shrimp.
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    Brian New Member

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    I did feed them bloodworms.
    Thanks. Since this is the second apistos I am going to lose, should I worry about the other tankmates?
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    Jordan New Member

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    If it is the callamanus works causing their deaths, yes I would worry about the other tank mates :) I would run a course if levamisole if I was you.