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garvondavis14
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PostPosted: 2005.05.02(Mon)15:16    Post subject: itching? Reply with quote

okay, I remember reading a post that had to do with this before, but I forget what it said. I have several young mbunas and every now and then they will rub their side(s) on the crushed coral in the bottom, or on a rock. I thought maybe that meant the nitrate was high, but it was at zero. I'm just wondering what the reason could be. thanks
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kjh90
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PostPosted: 2005.05.02(Mon)15:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do they have white spots on their bodies? It could be ich. You should probably go to your lfs and by some ich medications.
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garvondavis14
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PostPosted: 2005.05.02(Mon)19:11    Post subject: Reply with quote

definitely not ich...there isn't really anything visible on their bodies...
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dr_fosg8
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PostPosted: 2005.05.02(Mon)20:37    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most fish will rub themselves on substrates or decorations from time to time. If they are not doing it constantly or showing visible signs of disease I wouldn't worry too much about it.

If your nitrAtes are zero you should check for ammonia and nitrItes. The only time nitrAtes will be zero is in an uncycled tank.
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Josh Hansen
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PostPosted: 2005.05.04(Wed)4:10    Post subject: Fish rubbing Reply with quote

Fish rub themselves on frequent basis your fish can have parasites and the tanks needs to be treated with medication.

from Josh
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