bicolor angel fins rotting

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    haimi

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    Appreciate advice please.

    My bicolor angel has been around for two weeks and have been eating brine shrimps well and sometimes pellets too. But for the past few days, the fins are rotting with white spots. Still eating fine and swimming actively. At times, it stops near my
    cleaner shrimp and let the shrimp nibble on its body.

    My other fishes, damsels + wrasse are fine. Have just done 20% water change.

    Thanks
     
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    Try feeding something more healty. Brine shrimp has no nutritional value at all. Kind of like us sitting down to supper for a plate of twinkies. Try feeding mysis shrimp and vitamin fortified Brine. What are your water parameters?
     
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    Hi, I didn't know that brine shrimps are nil in nutritional value. OK will try to feed mysis shrimp tonight.

    Water parameters are ph=8.1, temp=29 deg C, Ammonia = 0, nitrate =0
     
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    Your tank water is running very warm -- that can cause disease in fish. Do you have a heater? Can you lower the temp?
     
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    If my water is warm, should I make it cooler and not using heater? I am running a FOWLR tank. What is the recommended temp required?
     
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    There is also the chance that your fish is stressed - which doesn't allow it to fight off disease very well.
    1. It was added to your tank (how was it acclimated)
    2. Are your damsels treating the new angel OK? Damsels are evil fish and if they have been in your tank since the beginning, they may be territorial and attacking the angel and stressing it more.
    3. Angels need a tank minimum of 30-55g. Smaller tanks (especially with rock) will not give the angel active swimming room and good hiding spots.

    Keep us updated. Sorry to hear about your angel :(
     
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    Try keeping it between 24 and 26 degrees C. Disease spreads easier in warmer water.
     
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    Thanks guys for all the replies.

    I have no QT thus the acclimation process is a simple one by submerging the bag with the fish for 30 minutes, pour in some water from my tank to the bag and wait another 30 minutes, and eventually slowly let the fish swom out of the bag.

    My angel is almost 2.5" and the damsels are mere 1" so no aggression from the damsels at all.

    Despite the condition, my angelfish is swimming and gazing for food actively. It will immediately swim to the surface when I hover my hand on the water surface - responsive.

    On temperature, heard that for FOWLR, 29 to 30 deg is fine. Nevertheless will try to get a fan to bring the temp down.
    Any other advice will be greatly appreciated. Thanks
     
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