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9 years 10 months ago #27172 by Hydro4892
I do 30-40% water change once a week. I checked all my nitrates and everything, everything looks to be normal. I did add some salt a few days ago and did raise the temp 3 degrees. Didn't seem to do the job, so I put green malachite/ick remover in there yesterday and am waiting to see if this works...
9 years 10 months ago #27167 by baldtaxguy
Replied by baldtaxguy on topic Cichlid scratching?
Its called "flashing" and could be a sign of a bug/parasite that they are trying to "scratch" off. Raise the temp, add some salt and see if you see it diminish. If not, may need to get some meds.
9 years 10 months ago #27166 by spumagoo
Three weeks is a long time to go between water changes, and that's what my cichlids do when I get lazy. I think the nitrates build up too much, so I do at least 25% water change and add a little salt. Then do it again in a couple of days. I don't want to change conditions too rapidly. If you have gravel in your tank, be sure to use a gravel cleaning siphon.
9 years 10 months ago #27135 by Hydro4892
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