Discus female does not want to eat

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  1. stinadreyer7366
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    What can I do [​IMG]


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    we need water parameters, history and such.

    How often do you clean the tank? what conditioner do you use? when did you get this fish? we need to know to help :)
     
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    I have her for a 4 months do water change 2 times a week or pH at about 7


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    Why is this post in the classifieds if you are asking for help in diagnosing the problem with your discus?

    Are you selling her as well?

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    No not sale sorry i dit something wrong sorry


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    I am now expert at discus, although, I can give some general knowledge.
    Any fish can go on strike in terms of eating at any stag of their life, I usually deal with this by offering a different type of food, leaving a little bit of food inside the tank (very small amounts), or I completely stop feeding them until they become extremely hungry and desperate for food.
    However, there are some factors that could influence her feeding behavior, such as other tank mates, your pH of 7 could have an impact (I heard discus prefer very acidic pH) , the temp of the water (discus like warmer water, so maybe this winter can have an effect), is there enough hiding space, maybe a recent transfer from another tank, etc. The list can go on and on. Although sometimes fish just want to go on strike, it happens.
    How long has she been doing this?
     
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    Tanks of the advice shes started about 4 weeks ok not eating but I have 3 big discus and they are doing fine


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    I used to keep discus many years ago if the poo is stringy and looking alittle blooted they suffering from hex (cant remenber the full name ) HEX can be treated very easy with metronidazole 400mg tablets that you can get from the pharmacy go talk to the pharmacist and explain what you need it for somr may br reluctant to hand it over to you for your fish put the affected fish 8n to a quarantine tank filled with tank water with a old hob filter no carbon drop a couple tablets in to the filter and in a few days she will be eating again . Hex is a common discus problem just google hex and metronidazole for dosage and treatment

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    Thanx a lot that helps alot


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    Please don't treat a discus if you not sure what's wrong. Also remember metro will nuke your bio media as well. What size tank is it? How many discus total. How long has tank been running? Any new fish? What filtration ?

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    What do you feed how often? Can u post full tank shot

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