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My electric yellow (3) are breathing hard, water quality is fine, were itching earlier, and not eating. One of their side fins is pressed against body, another back fin is beat up looking and a side fin looks beat up as well?? I have some compressiceps, and zebras that seem to be doing fine, including newly hatched zebra frys. I do not see any evidence of ich, but treated for parasites. I only treated for two days though.

 

Has anybody else had experience with this??

 

thanks

smv

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Guest Brian

My electric yellow (3) are breathing hard, water quality is fine, were itching earlier, and not eating.  One of their side fins is pressed against body, another back fin is beat up looking and a side fin looks beat up as well??  I have some compressiceps, and zebras that seem to be doing fine, including newly hatched zebra frys.  I do not see any evidence of ich, but treated for parasites.  I only treated for two days though. 

 

Has anybody else had experience with this??

 

thanks

smv

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Sounds to me like you have a yellow lab that has been picked on or got stuck somewhere between a rock and a hard place...I have had mine get stuck in texas holey rock a few times and after i fish them out (no pun intended :lol: ) usually the fin condition that you have mention exists.

 

What I do is take the carbon out of my filter and place a good dose of Kanamycin (made by Aquatrol, Inc) for 24hrs. Just follow the directions. I will also toss in some cichlid aquarium salt and a little 1/10th dosage of any water conditioner that claims it reduces stress and recoats fish in slime. I find that with in a few weeks the fins look normal again.

 

Of course this won't work if the lab is getting beat up. The only way to stop that is to remove the lab or the aggressor. Good luck!

 

Jeff

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Guest loretta82

i had the same problem it was do to stress from other fish picking on the smaller try the salt or stress coat

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