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Zander
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PostSubject: Albino female, discoloration, not eating, shrunken belly   Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:54 am

Hey guys
Got an albino female that seems to be in a bit of strife
Was a very healthy active little breeder til about a week ago

Sockets around eyes are red
Her snout is very red as opposed to her usual whiteness
Belly is colourless and shrunken
Not eating
Bearly moving

All the other bnose in the tank are active as ever
Just her.

Parameters
180L
1000L filter 3corners 1 sponge
25deg
Ph7.3

Mainly bnose, a couple of platies and shrimp in tank aswell.

Fed
Zucchini
Wafers
Cucumber
Peas deshelled

Not really sure how to treat her?
Stresszyme?

Cheers for any help in advance
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PostSubject: Re: Albino female, discoloration, not eating, shrunken belly   Tue Apr 08, 2014 4:10 am

without any major indication of what is going on I would suggest just the Pima and Mela combo...Sounds like she is ill in a non-treatable way Sad

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PostSubject: Re: Albino female, discoloration, not eating, shrunken belly   Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:39 am

Wonder what caused it?
You reckon shes just over done it with the breeding?
Shes been pumpin out alot of eggs for a long time...

Will go get some meds now,
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PostSubject: Re: Albino female, discoloration, not eating, shrunken belly   Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:06 pm

Just old age maybe

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PostSubject: Re: Albino female, discoloration, not eating, shrunken belly   Wed Apr 09, 2014 2:30 am

Okay,
Well thanks heap for the help anyways
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PostSubject: Re: Albino female, discoloration, not eating, shrunken belly   Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:13 am

you could try moving her to a tank and raising temperature to 32 for 5 days like described in one of kfenks posts worked for me on a female pepp that was on deaths door and not eating.
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PostSubject: Re: Albino female, discoloration, not eating, shrunken belly   Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:14 am

you could try moving her to a tank and raising temperature to 32 for 5 days like described in one of kfenks posts worked for me on a female pepp that was on deaths door and not eating.
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PostSubject: Re: Albino female, discoloration, not eating, shrunken belly   Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:53 am

Yea i had a look at that but i only have 2 four foot tanks,
One with peps, other albinos commons calicos shrimp n platies.
I did turn the tempt up a little but wasnt sure itd be smart to do it in a community tank.
What you reckon?
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PostSubject: Re: Albino female, discoloration, not eating, shrunken belly   Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:57 am

Gunna kick it up to 28 tonight and keep medicating and see how she goes
Could it be worms?
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PostSubject: Re: Albino female, discoloration, not eating, shrunken belly   Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:04 am

I think you need to do it up to 33 but really need a separate tank
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PostSubject: Re: Albino female, discoloration, not eating, shrunken belly   Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:39 pm

Yea i know man
Well see how it goes i guess
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PostSubject: Re: Albino female, discoloration, not eating, shrunken belly   Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:52 pm

if it was worms then the whole tank would be infected

and generally they are quite a visible disease

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