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Old 11-03-2015, 10:51 PM   #21
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You can try to treat with salt and quarantine it if you can

Try to find out whats wrong with your tank and to prevent it in fulture
Do you do the basic like water change and cleaning?
Yup doing that, i change 20 to 30% a week and clean as well.
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Old 11-03-2015, 11:12 PM   #22
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I feel thats its lively when with its species.
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Old 11-03-2015, 11:19 PM   #23
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I feel thats its lively when with its species.
Even when fully bloated with scales spiking they are still very active like normal from experience
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Even when fully bloated with scales spiking they are still very active like normal from experience
Oh then how long can they survive?
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Old 11-03-2015, 11:35 PM   #25
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Oh then how long can they survive?
Depends on the dropsy. Some may not be active too as there are different possible pre & post infections.
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I see, actually i see the bloat quite some time already at least a month, before i change tank
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Old 12-03-2015, 01:55 AM   #27
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IMHO, 'Dropsy' is very rare....1 in 50 maybe but bloat is quite frequent, for tropheus.

I've came across an article....like to share with you all....

Translation of that article.

Why do our Tropheus get infected with intestinal parasites, without one putting new fish in the same aquarium? In normal weather (without stress), our dear fish are born with a quantity from intestinal worms rather negligible and bearable for their body. They regularly eliminate them by pooing, so that they are not in excess, a little with the manner of the manufacture of our antibodies. It is enough with stress or not, that the multiplication of these intestinal worms is activated.

(Here, when I speak about birth, it corresponds more or less to the period between 12th and the 15th d' day; incubation when the larvae at the embryonic stage have already the head and the tail on the vitelline bag, and which start to catch all that can pass to range. The mother nourishing itself very little during incubation, the embryos benefit consequently occasion from the crumbs, and it is in this way that it infects her offspring by her contribution of her nibbling of algae and all which settles there including eggs and intestinal Hexamita larvae(in the poo), the fry also catch these, whipped by the filtration of the sand or substrate of the ground at the time of their first freeswim).

Unfortunately, our fish very often stress, following a bad maintenance, an unsuited food, being netted at the store or at our homes, changes of water parameters without an adequate acclimatization, internal and or external changes of scenery with the aquarium, an upheaval in the hierarchy of the group following the death of a member of the established group, a fish addition which should not be in company of our fish and which can stress our Tropheus, etc.

All these stresses play a very great part in the overdrive of the intestinal worms. When our fish are in a regularly renewed water and are nourished correctly, the risks of infections will be clearly decreased. On the other hand, if an unsuited food is given regularly, it is enough sometimes that change of water or aquarium so that an infection reappears and that the cycle of its harmful effects starts. For the food, it is imperatively necessary to conform to a food in spangles or granulated containing a high percentage of spirulina, but especially without proteins of warm-blooded animals. That generally not being written in the components of the spangles, it is preferable to get information from a serious salesman or directly at the firm producing these spangles or granules. We will not always receive answers and in this case, it is better not to distribute this food to our Tropheus. Most frequent and the best of the moment is "Tropical" , "Sera" , and "Osi" in that order. The disease of the "large ventre" and " Malawi Bloat" are very similar at least with regard to the symptoms. The disease of the large belly at our Tropheus, results in a swelling abdomen of the subject, so that the scales protrude from the body (see photographs).

Primary symptom: Swimming behavior of a subject with intestinal Hexamita, staying in the same spot and swaying, the tail and the fins generally clamped.

But attention, it is not always the protozoa which are the cause, it can be due to a bacterium such as Aeromonas, Gyrodactylus or Dactylogorus. Certain studies are in hand to find a remedy specific more adapted and effective with each one of them.

Second symptom: Refusal of the subject to eat and the poo becomes stringy and white.

Third symptom: The sick fish hangs out on the bottom or on the surface generally in a corner. Without signs of abdominal swelling and the subject dies rather quickly. It is critical to act when one discovers the first or second symptom, after that it becomes almost impossible to save the fish by treatment, because the infection is very contagious once the poo of an infected fish are on the bottom of the aquarium. Before beginning any treatment, it is necessary to do a water change from 30 to 50%.


Hope we can understand more about tropheus in future.
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Old 12-03-2015, 09:19 AM   #28
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Nice article, this is why regular wc is important so that.the pool or other unwanted substance can be remove.
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