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HELP!!! My Discus is growing pimples and not eating!!!
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PostPosted: 2003.09.07(Sun)1:58    Post subject: HELP!!! My Discus is growing pimples and not eating!!! Reply with quote

Hi

My discus is not looking good, it is growing little white spots like pimples, and has stopped eating as well. I would vastly appreciate if you guys can tell me whats wrong and what sort of medication to use.....

My water seem to be okay....0 on both ammonia and nitrite......and just a little bit of nitrate......and it is a community tank with a dozen or cardinal tertras....a ram.....couple of upside down catfish and a black ghostknife fish....

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PostPosted: 2003.09.08(Mon)10:34    Post subject: Reply with quote

When Discus don't feel well they quit eating.
Spirochetes multiply in the gut and damage the lining of the intestine making the fish uninterested in food.
To cure this issue you must get an antibiotic into the gut of the fish.
Hexamita can be mixed into the fishes favorite food and dosages should eb added to the water every 8 hours.

The pimples are from poor water quality. I know that nitrates are fine... Nitrates are only a measure of the water quality and not the actual thing in the water affecting your fish.
Have you checked the GH, KH of your source water? Checked for heavy metals like copper or aluminum?

Also, what size tank is this. Crampt conditions are enough to trigger the stress related diseases you are seeing.
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