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highfly
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PostSubject: Discolouration   Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:37 am

I bought a trio of long fin commons about 7-8 cm

I've had them for about 4 / 5 weeks, My fish keep spawning but these guys havent yet.

I noticed yesterday that the males shoulder has turned to albino colour.

Its a common but from the back of the head 1 or 2 cm down the back its lost all pigment or colour.

Do u guys know what this might be ?
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PostSubject: Re: Discolouration   Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:59 pm

Hi,have you got a photo please?
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PostSubject: Re: Discolouration   Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:17 am

Photo isnt working

When I click host it nothing happens ??

I havent tested my water in a while
BUT,
All my other bristlenose are fine they are breeding prolifically

One of my albinos spawns and within a few days hes back in his cave fanning again.

I have possibly hundreds of fry up to about 3 cm growing really well and fast.

I do weekly water changes as well as whenever a low front is approaching and the tank is heavily planted.

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PostSubject: Re: Discolouration   Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:28 pm




Hope this works




http://s1297.beta.photobucket.com/user/blipblop3/library/
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PostSubject: Re: Discolouration   Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:07 am

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PostSubject: Re: Discolouration   Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:31 am

b]Tank size and setup:[/b] 5 ft 400lt,

Substrate: none

filtration (Internal, external, flow rate, last cleaned and what it was cleaned in): fluval fx5 cleaned about 6 weeks ago

Airstone/sponge filter etc:

Inhabitance: 2 m alb bn, 2 f alb bn 1 lf cmmon 2 lf f common plus heaps of cherries and crs, heaps of fry to about 3cm maybe 200 plus

Fish affected by issue (all/bottom dwellers, all bristlenose or a single fish etc): Only the single fish

Feeding system (what, how much, how often): zuchini once per week, cucumber once per week and algae wafers in between with the odd flake food and spirulina breeder conditioner

current water change system (before illness appeared): water change weekly plus any temperature drop

water changes made since illness appeared:

As many levels as you know (pH, Ammonia, nitrate, nitirite, KH, GH, TDS, aanything you can find out, your local fish shop should be able to help with this): all levels good

any chemicals used (including carbon/chemical fitration inside the filter): none

water source and treatment: always from tap with neutralizer

Major changes in the last 3 weeks (new fish, new plants, new anything or changes): no new chnges heavily planted with anubias and java moss

Symptoms (gasping, not moving, bloated, spots, wounds, stressed colours etc): only symptom is the colour noticed

Pictures:
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PostSubject: Re: Discolouration   Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:55 pm

Hi,the photo isn't working unfortunately.
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PostSubject: Re: Discolouration   Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:13 am

when u go to photobucket link click on fish file
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PostSubject: Re: Discolouration   Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:58 pm

Hi,before you do anything at all you need to test your water and give the readings,that is most important.Here is a link that i think will help you out,try upping the temp and adding aquarium salt first before adding other meds (you may want to quarantine first but the tank may need treating too) and see how that goes.If it doesn't clear up then medicate with the recommended meds.

http://www.aboutfishonline.com/articles/costia.html

P.S For bristlenoses i only add 1 TEAspoon aquarium salt per every 2 gallon.
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PostSubject: Re: Discolouration   Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:03 pm

thx will do
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PostSubject: Re: Discolouration   Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:36 am

Dont know if the discolouration is still there or not

But I spotted him in one of the caves yesterday and he is still in there today

Finally the long fins have started
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PostSubject: Re: Discolouration   Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:17 pm

Hi,did you do anything to treat him?
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PostSubject: Re: Discolouration   Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:20 am

I havent treated the water with anything reluctant because all the other inhabitants seem fine
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PostSubject: Re: Discolouration   Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:17 pm

My male common LF will get white patterning at the base of his head and his shoulder area. The patterning can change from a bright white to almost no pattern at all. I use to notice it a lot when he lived with another adult male who was dominant over him. Now I notice it most during water changes and when I am somehow disturbing the tank. This leads me to believe that it is stress induced (in my situation at least.)

Is the discoloration fuzzy,cottony, streaked, polka dotted, ect...?
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