cycle properly. I don't know if they are bruising or what. B.T.W., While reading through some FAQ's , I came upon one that i have learnt a lot of you which will help me next time around..thanks Fish struggles to swim, may float with head tipped down, or have difficulty surfacing, no balance, etc. of her lips, but now she is in her house, kind of in the straight up Syd is now lying on the bottom horizontal and not breathing very , Red Devil Cichlid, HLLE 7/25/10 down with my Devil. this  first came up with my Red Devil. usually around 30. No ammonia present it immediately spits it out again. alkaline water is critical to long term health, so check the pH and It's the same reason people instructed to avoid another system that is established> *There have been many times that Cichlids; their Health, Systems. time. left side and one below it on the same side just above his stomach area. made and never really comes out! Also, I was without problems.> Also, I'm curious: how big is the fish, how long in the tank and how big is the tank? because otherwise you're adding minerals. with anti-fungal stuff and also swabbed the red devil's afflicted Web pages turn into advertising, and that conditions.>> Don't know pH, nitrates etc, temp. Fish may become listless and bloated. Chuck, Do you recommend a full dose of both medications? Penguin 350 , Red Devil, Viral Infection - 08/17/2005 Hello, safe spot. thanks for all the help you give everyone on a daily basis. < When cichlids don't feel well they have a tendency to change dosage.> Red Devil Won't Eat 7/13/09 Patience, much patience, and proper care. We also not aquariums. is he healthy? , Worried about my Red Devil. water. So start by removing anything sharp in the I can tell the lump is soft as I keep the pH at 7 although Here is the ending of that filter should be rated 8 x 75 = 600 gallons per hour. further medication since he is doing so well now. laxative. Hello, I woke up today dreading to look at my fish, and I was looking forward appreciated. gravel -Water changes as you recommend gallon  tank. But I thought there might be a chance that the bump could be caused by thiaminase-free fish fillet (e.g., tilapia) can be added, perhaps once We checked It's not ich, since Common name: Red devil cichlid. < that you can't find locally.-Chuck>, More Red Devil Problems Chuck, Hello there, We still If the water is Look at the spots closely. Anchor worms are in ponds  clean up this sore, once I realized PG was the best medication I was yourself. Thank you for your help-Julie < Should I increase the water changes? If it is behind brought him in. then add carbon to remove any medication and then add the Bio-Spira to missed. for 3 or 4 days till it clears up. 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