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Apistogramma flabellicauda breathing heavily

Bramgroet

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Perhaps choose a less delicate dwarf cichlid?
That probably wasn’t the problem here. The hobbyist I got them from says that the same species of fish from his tank so the brothers and sister and parents aren’t doing so well either. I will probably be getting new ones from him.

Also I think that a cardinal or pencilfish might be even more susceptible for diseases. I have the right waterparamaters feed them well pretty good waterchange schedule. I wouldn’t know what went wrong on my side.
 

Bramgroet

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Yes it is a bummer really. Would you have a clue what I did wrong? Or is it just a case of bad luck. I am getting new ones but they are much smaller and these were really nice specimens.
 

MacZ

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We all have lost fish all of a sudden and they both showed that typical dwarf cichlid syndrome. I doubt this is on you.
 

Hanzle

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Dit is zeer jammer. Zie het al de laatste 10 jaren. Alleen bij dwergcichliden, vd apistoos vooral de mannetjes, zowel W alswel NZ, maar ook microgeophagus beide geslachten. In jou filmpje ziet het mannetje r ook slecht uit, mager...het knijpen met de staartvin is meestal ook een slecht teken. Vaak komt het door een voor de apistoos (te) hoge dosering co2 maar daar is in jou geval geen sprake van. Bij mij was dat wel het geval, in een gezelschapsbak, n dat ondervang ik door iedere week 30% water te verversen. Heb gelezen dat kiew worm veel voorkomt onder dwergcichliden n heb dat zelf een x gehad. Alleen weer de apistoos...ik d8 ff omdat die op d bodem grazen maar de otocinclussen hadden het niet, vreemd. Vreemd is ook dat vooral de slanke vormen apistoos r last v hebben....agassizi, biteaniata etc nd hogere vormen, viejita, borreli, hongsloi niet. De ellende begint met snel ademen.
 

apisto_fan4evr

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Have you tried adding an air stone like what MacZ had suggested? This similar scenario happened to me a month ago (fish started dying and even a few tetras jumped out of the tank) and adding an air stone quickly fixed the problem.
 

MacZ

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You are aware that the fish in question here is already gone?

And no, an airstone only works if it's due to lack of oxygen. In cases of that "apisto syndrome", there's nothing one can do. I suggested it, as it was a slim chance of this being the problem, so trying it was part of checking all the possibilities.
 

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