Discus help

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    Hi Guy's



    i noticed last night that one of my Discus Poo was a milky jelly looking stuff, is this from internal parasites? if so what must i use to treat it? where could it have come from? this is the first time i have seen this in my discus and they all still look healthy, the only new things that have gone into my tank is plants could it have come from there?



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    Sounds like a protozoan infection. You would need to treat Flagyl or Metro
     
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    Metronidazole from a pharmacy. But you need a script, so speak to your vet.

    day 1:
    30% water change
    dose 7mg per liter of water
    day 4:
    30% water change
    repeat dose 7mg per liter
    day 7:
    30% water change

    I remember there is a post by Prof Dirk somewhere on this forum; search for it.
     
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    Before you go treating discus with medication, you can perhaps tell us what your diet is. You can get the same poo if you do not feed any roughage.

    Kind regards,

    Dirk
     
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    My discus are eating hikari Discus Bio Gold and Bloodworms and i also give them brine shrimp as well, they get fed 3x a day morning the get hikari at 5pm they more hikari and at 9pm the get the blood worm and brine shrimp. all my discus are between 8cm and 12cm.


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    Hi David,

    Your diet is not adequate in terms of nutrients and in terms of roughage. In terms of nutrients there is a shortage of particularly vitamin C in this diet, which makes your fish much more susceptible to flagellate infections. However, just treating the fishes with metranidazole is not adequate you must treat the cause of the problem and not only the symptom. In spite of the fact that vitamin C will be shown as a part of the list of nutrients in the Hikari it is not adequate and you need to add additional sources of green foods.

    Please have a look at the thread I posted about nutrition of discus (mods can't we make this a sticky thread please?) to get a better idea of what you should be feeding and if you need some of these foods please send me a PM.

    Kind regards,

    Dirk Bellstedt
     
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    This one?
     
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    That one!
     

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