Flukes I think? Anybody got first hand experience?

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21 May 2015 08:24 #1 by gunnered72 (Eddy Gunnered)
This is driving me nuts now for a couple of weeks and the best i can come up with is Flukes..Most of the fish are flicking and scraping with no other signs of illness whatsoever..Swimming and eating normally..No heavy breathing, no spots, no fin damage, no lethargy, no marks or lesions etc etc etc...Nothing, just this damn flicking...Ammonia zero, Nitrite zero, Nitrate ten average with weekly 50 % water changes...Stress Coat as dechlorinator..my water quality is always good and i keep my gravel bed clean...

Has anybody dealt with Flukes in the past if this is Flukes and what symptoms did you see and what treatment worked?

Please dont give random suggestions as i have googled this to death and need somebody who has first hand experience to get to the root of the problem :(

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21 May 2015 08:40 #2 by Fishowner (Gavin fishowner)
Have you noticed the fish looking washed out ie a dip in their colouration?

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21 May 2015 08:59 #3 by gunnered72 (Eddy Gunnered)

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21 May 2015 16:39 #4 by Eric (Eric Corcoran)
Have you shined a light on them ? A few weeks back my chocolate gouramis were flicking and rubbing themselves off the decor for a while and I could see nothing on them. It was only when I shined a on them up close I found out they were riddled with white spot and I ended up losing them all.

Eric

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21 May 2015 17:45 #5 by gunnered72 (Eddy Gunnered)
Honestly if they have whitespot its practically invisable..gonna get some of the fish scraped to get to the bottom of this..

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22 May 2015 21:07 #6 by Gonefishy (Brian oneill)
Are your ammonia levels ok? If so, and they keep flashing gills off edges and the like it def sounds like gill fluke...gentle but effective treatment is kusuri wormer plus....I preventatively treat my discus tank every 4-5 months with it....btw, even though it is suitable for a wide variety of fish including Rays, I did fine my dennison barbs died when I used it....never had any issues with it other than them..
Hope that helps! Brian

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22 May 2015 22:22 #7 by ger310 (Ger .)
What are the fish?........Thinking it could be just a territorial thing

Ger

What do you call a three legged Donkey?

A Wonkey....duh ha :)

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23 May 2015 03:28 #8 by gunnered72 (Eddy Gunnered)
Had a couple of the fish scraped..Its some kind of Protozoa..started treating with Waterlife Protozin and salt..hopefully it works! But it remains to be seen...

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24 May 2015 02:33 - 24 May 2015 02:34 #9 by serratus (Drew Latimer)
Hi dont use salt with meds, not good, Esha exit is a very good alround parasite treatment, but firstly its water quality ;)
Last edit: 24 May 2015 02:34 by serratus (Drew Latimer).

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