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Help Sick apistogramma agassizii

Julian

Member
Hi I have a male apistogramma agassizii double red white this weird white spot the size of a scale does anyone know what it is
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MacZ

Well-Known Member
Not a clear picture. Was there any fighting lately? If so it could be a lost scale.
 

Julian

Member
Not really not that I have noticed at least

if it is a missing scale is there anything I can do or should I leave it to heal
 

MacZ

Well-Known Member
If it's just a lost scale, leave it. Can't do anything and it'll grow back by itself. Maybe up the waterchanges and add more botanicals.
 

MacZ

Well-Known Member
Unless you have asked in another forum, how about some info on your tank?

What are the water parameters? (Numbers please. "Good" or "perfect" are useless)
What and how much are you feeding?
What's your cleaning schedule?
What tankmates are there?
Do you use any additives to the water?
Tank size?
Can you post a recent picture of the fish and a complete view of the tank?
 

Julian

Member
water parameters:ph 7.0(im trying to get some oak leaves to lower it a bit) the other parameters im waiting to go to the fish store to get them
feeding:frozen brine shrimp,flake food and mosquito larva
cleaning schedule:25% water change once a week
tankmates: 10 guppies they keep on breeding (i know they need higher ph but they seem to be doing fine) ,1 bristlrnose pleco,2 rummy nose tetras (the rest of the school died a few years ago) and a pair of apisotgramma agssizii
tank size: 100 litres

ps ill send photos soon
 

MacZ

Well-Known Member
Do I get that right? You have no test kit besides for pH? You might want to invest in your own.
Otherwise: Do bigger waterchanges and think about rehoming the pleco, as they have quite a big bioload.

More I can't say right now.
 

Julian

Member
the guy at my chiclid store said to bring him in and he will look at him and im a teenager i dont earn any money
 

MacZ

Well-Known Member
what test kit would you recomend

As I guess we live on different continents I have no recommendation, sorry. Hope somebody else can say something about that.
But you should have at least pH, Nitrates, KH and GH when keeping Apistogramma. I guess test strips are the best alternative for you, those are usually less pricey.
 

Julian

Member
Here are some photos
 

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MacZ

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What a shame. With dropsy (just a symptom, don't let anyone tell you something else) depending on how bad it is you don't have to put a fish down.
 
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