View Full Version : Angel Fish Problems

10-09-2015, 08:55 AM
My angels are not eating.. Water is testing perfect and removed larger fish that were dominating the tank.. Any ideas on what could be going on with them?

10-09-2015, 12:26 PM
stress , water quality or sickness...thats the only three reasons...or water temperature. so if its not water quality or temperature, then sickness or stress. with sickness, parasites or bacteria, yo should see more symptoms, and usually its not the entire group. one will isolate or two, then die, then others drop off one at a time or so. if thats not happening then more likley water quality, or stress. double check the water if you have any reason to suspect its that.

10-09-2015, 01:09 PM
Agree, it could be internal parasites, esp. if they look at food and don't eat it. But if the big fish were removed recently they may just be afraid of whatever huge predator got them (you). Feed a little and get out of sight. Or wait a few days until they adjust.

10-09-2015, 01:48 PM
We have lost a couple.. so far.. This is our first time with Angels... What is the best way to tell if it's a sickness or internal parasite? Besides finding them floating..

10-09-2015, 03:06 PM
Where did you get the fish from? What are you water parameters? pH, temp etc... How long have you had them? What was the larger fish? How long what it in your tank? What food do you give them?

I had the case recently with angels that would not eat for 1 week until they learned to eat flakes. Sometimes they need to learn to adapt to new types of food.

10-10-2015, 02:17 PM
If they are dying quickly its likely not parasites. Either a more aggressive disease or water quality. Do a huge water change and try to get a good pic.