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|Cut up mbuna?|
Ok. I have no idea whats happened. Things had been going well in my 30 gallon until i added some java fern. The tank had been stocked with 2 mbuna and 2 stinging cats and it had been cycled for 3 weeks. Then right after I added the fern, 2 days later and my female mbunas eyes have bulged slightly and her mouth looks cut up. Shes cut up all over her head and shes breathing pretty fast. Shes lost her apetite and is a little shy now. She still has all her colour. I think the eyes have to do with the fern but im not sure. The cuts I think was my male, i've noticed him biting at her sometimes. Any ideas?
Water parameters: ph:8.7 ammonia:0 nirite:0 nitrate:3 temperature: 78 f
|Posted 09-Jan-2010 21:02|
ill try to upload pics soon.
|Posted 09-Jan-2010 21:03|
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The only possibility I can think of is that you imported a nasty when you put the java fern in. Is the Fern attached to any thing sharp. If so have a very close look and run your hands over every bit of it.
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|Posted 10-Jan-2010 00:47|
|Posted 10-Jan-2010 01:08|
im going out to get melafix tonight and hoping for the best. shes definetly looking better though
|Posted 12-Jan-2010 00:49|
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Your numbers are good but I'd still do a WC before doing the melafix. If you did bring something in with the java fern getting fresh water in will help a bit. Just be extra careful with matching the water temp, don't want to go stressing out your girl when she's already under a lot of stress.
|Posted 13-Jan-2010 23:18|
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