View Full Version : EMERGENCY!! please help :(

03-29-2003, 11:10 PM
I have a red devil (fish) & I think he's really sick. Mango has been fairl mellow the past 3 days & not eating when I'm around or when the lights r on... I just finished changing his water & then it looked as if his slime was melting off his body... please if anyone knows anything, just say something :( :( :(

03-29-2003, 11:39 PM
I know nothing!!! :( I'm so sorry. Just wanted you to know that I will be thinking of you and hoping that you can get this figured out, and soon!!!

03-30-2003, 12:21 AM
I put ABBA on for him... ABBA makes anyone feel better... & the funny thing is, is that he moved to a diff spot in his tank for the first time in 3 days

03-30-2003, 12:56 AM
I hope he gets better soon.go to your local fish store and ask about it.maybe they can give you some medicine to put in your tank.

03-30-2003, 03:40 AM
Eep, definitely give your local aquarium store a call, perhaps a few of them to get a general concensus. Best of luck with him, keep us updated!

03-30-2003, 10:26 AM
He was swimming artound a bit late lastnight & he ate all his food (several hours after I fed him)... Hes been acting funny shortly after I put the new filter in, but I thought he was still scared of it

03-30-2003, 10:40 PM
"looks as if slime was melting off his body"

I think this requires a little more than some ABBA!!

I don't know much about fish but I lost 3 goldfish in 2 weeks last summer :( and learnt pretty quick a few things.

Anyway I did a quick google search and found this page with diagnoses for skin problems


It says it could be a fungal or bacterial problem.

Could you go to an aquatics centre (somewhere where they atually know about fish unlike most petstores) and expalin everything and get some meds for him?


03-30-2003, 11:57 PM
thats a great site, thanks :)

03-31-2003, 12:03 AM
I hope you can save the little guy,

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for him.


03-31-2003, 01:02 AM
he's looking ok right now, he ate as soon as a fed him, but he's still hiding all the time whish isn't normal for him... I'm going to go to the aqua store as soon as I can (I don't drive) get out there.. & talk to my fish guy & show him what I found online & see what he says.

But I'm just glade hes eating again