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Hello, my discus have become ill i have read up and i came to the conclusion fin rot and ick. ...

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    Question my discus are dying

    Hello, my discus have become ill i have read up and i came to the conclusion fin rot and ick. i have treated with aquarium salt, quik crue and other protazon. some have responded the others have not. my most prize dicus has lost all the fin on her tail . i want so much to save her i have isolated her, she started to do well but the other discus would attack her so i had to isolate her agian. she is really deteriorating and it is hard to watch. i do frequent water changes and i have 0 ammonia 6.5 ph 85% temp . I feed frozen brine shrimp,blk worm,flake high n carotene. since they have been sick and to maintain the tank clean just flake. i have already lost a golden nugget pleco and a baby blue discus my 2 large discuss are now infected, the colbolt is on her death bed the blue discus has white dust on front fins and tail please help. oh id like to mention that i have 5 discus in all 2 med lg 1 med 2 sm and they are always attacking each other . i have read the should be kept in groups of six or more there is noo harmony, they are very territorial.i have even re arange the tank to restablish hiding spots but the bulling is constant iam really concerned about this .

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    With your temp that high, ick shouldn't be able to survive. What are your nitrite and nitrate readings? Fin rot is usually a sign of poor water conditions. When you do water changes, are you vacuuming the substrate REALLY well? If you don't, the ick spores that fall onto the substrate from your fish will just keep regenerating and reinfecting your fish. Also, what size tank are they in?
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    I am not so sure the discus have ICK. It is very, very rare in Discus. Can you provide pictures? PH is not so important as a stable PH. What are nitrates and nitrites? How big of a tank is it? How much and how frequent are the water changes.

    Discuss can be very aggressive especially if one is smaller. You may have to rehome the smaller ones when they are better.
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    2 Punctatus Cory Cat
    1 Clown Pleco
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    12 Gallon Planted community tank
    3 Neon's
    1 Platy
    lots of Platy fry
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    2 Burmese Border Loach
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    Bass-LOL you must have been typing the same time and things I was!
    55 Gallon Planted tank
    1 Koi Angel
    1 Black Angel
    1 Sunset Angel
    2 Punctatus Cory Cat
    1 Clown Pleco
    6 Oto's

    12 Gallon Planted community tank
    3 Neon's
    1 Platy
    lots of Platy fry
    2 Oto's

    30 Gallon Planted community tank
    2 Burmese Border Loach
    12 Platys
    2 Platy Fry
    6 Fancy Guppies
    1 Guppy Fry
    1 Bristle Nose Pleco

    10 Gallon Nursery
    8 Platy Fry
    2 Guppy Fry

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    I'm a ninja that way! lol
    55-1 angel, 4 fm bettas, 1 male GBR, 10 harlequin rasbora, 10 black neons, 7 cories, 1 featherfin cat, 1 BN pleco, 4 ghost shrimp
    46-4 tiger barbs, 1 SA bumblebee cat, 1 horseface loach, 1 clown pleco, 1 zebra nerite snail
    29-1 ryukin goldfish, 4 WCMM, 2 leopard danios, 5 gold barbs, 1 gold dojo loach
    28 reef-1 occellaris clownfish
    20gL-3 panda cories
    10-Anubis
    10-Blitz
    9-Chloe

    ^Credit goes to Lludu!^

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