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Green Terror in Shock

8 years 7 months ago #28869 by ADOGG80
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Cool. Thanks.

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8 years 7 months ago #28868 by baldtaxguy
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My only juveniles now are Amphilophus chancho, but not everyone is as excited about this fish as I am. :D 

I have fry tanks cooking of Herichthys Carpintis, Herichthys pantostictus (Blue labridens) Rio Panuco, Amphilophus flaveolus, and a very pretty convict. They won't be sized for sale until a few more months. I ain't going anywhere so send me a pm down the road and we'll work out a visit.

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8 years 7 months ago #28866 by ADOGG80
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I know, it seems odd to me also. I didn't think it was related to the ick either, but knew it would make matters worse. I watched the guy catch him. He actually had a pretty easy go of it. Fish wasn't dropped or anything. I am stumped. He eats still which I know is a good sign. The Gt has actually been a bit more mobile today, so hopefully it is pulling out of whatever is goin on. Thanks for the advice baldtaxguy.  Hey, I have seen some pictures of your fishroom. Very nice. I have also been to Albert's fishroom. Nice as well. How would one go about buying from you? Thanks again. Aaron.

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8 years 7 months ago #28865 by baldtaxguy
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Seems odd, almost like he's injured.  Got me stumped. Likely unrelated to the ick.  If its "shock" you would think it would have dissipated after a week's time.  Somewhat unrelated, I was gifting a nice-sized lyonsi to a fellow club member, placed it within a bucket, and the fish instantly died, as if it had a heart attack.  I only mention it by analogy - maybe your GT suffered something "physical" as a result of transport.  If so, hopefully it recovers and gets back to normal.  Good luck....and welcome to the forum.

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8 years 7 months ago #28864 by ADOGG80
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Yeah, I salted and turned up the temp. The ich is just about gone. He is in a 120 gallon tank. I put him in my 135 at first and didn't realize he was in shock. My other cichlids were attacking him. Only option I had was to put him with my freshwater ray. The ray is the only thing in the tank with him. I did step up circulation. He is eating but still on his side and swims erradically when he does swim. The ich I am not too worried about. I know how to fight that off. I just dont know why he would still be in shock? My nitrates are high, I know that. Would that be whats doing it? It is at 50-60ppm. Thanks for your advice.

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8 years 7 months ago #28863 by dragonkeeper
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How big of a tank is he in?

Decorations (IE hiding spots?)

If it is ick salt the tank to 1tablespoon per 10 gallons and bring up the temp to about 83*-84*. Make sure you have plenty of water movement to keep the oxygen circulating in the water.

My guess is the darting around is related to him not being comfortable in his current environment. Make sure there are plenty of spots for him to hide.

If he's eating and swimming ok he will pull through the ick and be fine.

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8 years 7 months ago #28862 by ADOGG80
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Yeah, I figured I would get a few more responses. Not much love for a newbie I guess. Lol. Thanks for your opinion. Appreciate it.

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8 years 7 months ago #28861 by keltonsports
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i think there is a good chance he could recover. Lets let the ick go away and see if he gets better. i hope there is another person who can respond for you too with thier opinion...

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8 years 7 months ago #28860 by ADOGG80
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It has been a week today. He came down with a case of ich. From the stress I'm sure. I slowly raised the temp and salted the tank. I only see a couple of spots on him. He is still eating so that's good. He does swim at times but in a real jerky motion. He twitches around. I don't know how much longer I should give him? I don't want to put it down if there is a chance it will recover. What do you think Kelton? Could it be something more than shock from the move? Thanks for your response.

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8 years 7 months ago #28859 by keltonsports
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i think he prob was in shock due to the move.... but he needs a few days to a week before he will be happily swimming around... just my opinion...

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