Old age or parasites

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Happyhomelands
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Old age or parasites

Postby Happyhomelands » Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:15 am

I noticed a fluffy string like thread coming from my Tetra yesterday. Today the ventral area looks wrong. There is a bulg/ growth which looks like the poor things insides have followed through. I have a healthy looking tank , nitatres and ammonia checked OK, fish all look normal except one very old black widow tetra. The tetras behaviour seems normal. I added a pair of gouramis and a yo yo loach a week ago.

Any ideas please. I have read that older fish can have these growth type things but am also worried about internal parasites and wondering if I should treat the tank.
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fluttermoth
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Re: Old age or parasites

Postby fluttermoth » Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:09 pm

Could you tell us; the size of your tank, how long it's been set up, exactly what fish you have, and the actual numbers from all your tests, please?


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