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that's a big problem with these fish, i cant use any meds on hiim they are way to sensitive.

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You wrote about the lava rocks. I could imagine that the fish hurts its skin at them. Your Mbipia are very active fish and your round nose fish is more shy. So it may be possible that when it tries to find a hiding-place it gets in contact with the rocks.


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i have a castle thing in my tank that the whale lives in with the pleco, i thought he may have damaged his skin on the rock, he is now in a tank without anything abrasive

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quick update, i did a half dose treatment for ick, left him in it for about 12hrs then removed him to another tank and put the temp at about 83, and he seems to be getting better, skin seem to be clearing and he has begun to be more active

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That's awesome. Seriously awesome. The couple times I tried keeping these it broke my heart to lose them. Such cool smart fish.


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I agree, i have had this whale for 1.5 yrs now and i would hate to lose him, before i got him i went thru 3 before this one survived,

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I'm glad to hear his getting better.

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Glad it's getting better

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HAHA i just check and i have cured my whale of his issue, he is now looking as healthy as he ever did, i cant get a pic to show but his skin in now looking normal and his appetite had return with a vengeance!

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good new for shure!

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I'm glad to hear he is doing better.

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Good deal.
These type fish (Mormyrid weakly electric fish) are found in the Congo river and can get pretty large depending on the species. They emit an electric sonar like pulse that helps locate their prey in the very fast flowing waters. The head and tail are like poles on a magnet; if you put the leads of a voltmeter into the water near the fish, you will see the pulse register.
Check this (disclosure: I am a collaborator on this project):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnandthe ... 423733917/
http://mormyrids.lifedesks.org/
http://www.congofishes.net/Site/Welcome.html

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thanks for the info, ya hes a cool fish he's about 5" right now supposed to get 10-12"

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Great to hear he is himself again !

Al, cool stuff.


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