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This article was worked on by our good friend Nads, this took a lot of her time up to sort it out which will help our members time and time again. Thanks to Nads for this.

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PostAuthor: Nads » Sun Feb 17, 2008 11:08

Hi all - this area has been created to help with the identification of some of the more common ailments. It is by no means an exhaustive list and you should seek clarification of your fish's particular symptoms before any treatment is undertaken.

If you have any pictures or other symptoms that would help expand this section then please post them below. Once they have been included they will be removed from this thread.

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PostAuthor: Rdwh » Sun Feb 17, 2008 17:54

Well done Nads for the work put into this, it will help the members a lot with ailments, and as Nads has stated any more pictures/symptoms/feedback would be good to see.
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PostAuthor: thomson » Sun Feb 17, 2008 18:51

WOW ... VERY informative Nads - an excellent idea and i can see you've put ALOT of work into it too. it will be extremely helpful if not invaluable!!! well done indeed and thank you :D

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PostAuthor: TERRY » Sat Jun 14, 2008 09:29

valued information there nads nice one well done :good:

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PostAuthor: Nads » Sun Jun 15, 2008 09:12

Thanks Terry - I am working on a more interactive version at the moment so hopefully that will come together and replace this one eventually :wink:
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PostAuthor: Nads » Sat Feb 07, 2009 00:01

blodwen wrote:Hi guys, is it possible for you to put pictures up of things such as nuisance algae, pests etc. that afflict the tank and glass rather than the fish? For instance Is it possible for a colourless mould to grow in a tank. My corydora tank has some form of infestation - strands of white slime that coat the surfaces of the glass and plastic plants. Is this more likely to be algae? Photos are not available since I scrubbed the glass and vacuumed it all up. :?:


Good plan, but will take some work and getting hold of the pics is fairly hard as you have to get the owner's permissions - but will certainly look into it.

Currently developing the disease id area so will look at pests etc as a part of that.

In the mean time I have moved your post to the health and feeding section so that you can get advice on the white slime.
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PostAuthor: Malawi DK » Sat Apr 10, 2010 22:33

Hey nads

if U need sick fish pic show ure email adess and ill provide U wiht a few U just copyright them with my name and use them :yes
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PostAuthor: matt_harry_harrison » Sat Apr 10, 2010 22:57

Nads,

Please use mine if they can be useful

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PostAuthor: Nads » Sun Apr 11, 2010 10:09

Thanks guys, you can use my email on here, Nads@lakemalawi.co.uk
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PostAuthor: Clare » Mon Apr 12, 2010 20:07

This is common. Its a fighting wound. Had a right blaze up with my old Maisoni reef zeb. this was when it was 2 weeks into healing, cant find the photos of when it was done but it was bad.

Treated for 3 weeks salt bath once a day.
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PostAuthor: baldymartin » Thu Jul 01, 2010 21:48

any suggestions about shrunken bellies in malawi`s - i`ve visited natural world on many occaisions [ and bought fish ] and a good majority of them have sunked bellies - is this a common fish problem with malawi`s or just a lack of food - any advice would be appreciated nads

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PostAuthor: FunkyFish » Thu Jul 01, 2010 22:59

baldymartin wrote:any suggestions about shrunken bellies in malawi`s - i`ve visited natural world on many occaisions [ and bought fish ] and a good majority of them have sunked bellies - is this a common fish problem with malawi`s or just a lack of food - any advice would be appreciated nads


a slight sunken belly is probabley a hungry fish yes... a big sunken belly is probabley worms.

Here is a pic of my guy that had worms:
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he got slimmer too! Now he is better though! :D
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PostAuthor: matt_harry_harrison » Thu Jul 01, 2010 23:06

Baldymartin - you may find this helps, not all skinny fish have worms but from what I have been told 9 out of 10 times its the cause.

viewtopic.php?f=80&t=12606

Funky - is that the fish I think it is :wink:

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PostAuthor: FunkyFish » Thu Jul 01, 2010 23:14

matt_harry_harrison wrote:Baldymartin - you may find this helps, not all skinny fish have worms but from what I have been told 9 out of 10 times its the cause.

http://lakemalawi.co.uk/forum3/viewtopi ... 80&t=12606

Funky - is that the fish I think it is :wink:

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Thats the one you helped me out with :D

He was looking stunning until yesterday... my dominant male is now in a breeding trap because he decided this guy tasted good :(
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PostAuthor: iwade4fish » Fri Jul 02, 2010 03:42

That's what my L. Mbamba's look like!!!!! What's the treatment, as I have not had many experiences with ailments, knock on wood.
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