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Your sick Altum Angels

Randy wrote:
Subject: Ultraviolet Filters

after putting 2 altum angelfish in my planted tank, they and my other 
angelfish in the tank came down with some kind of diseases.it looks like 
some kind of white slime on their body and eyes and their fins are all 
raged.i tired using Aquari-sol for a few days but it was getting worse so 
today i switch to using Ampicillex hopefully that will work.
i am thinking of adding a Ultraviolet Sterilization Filter to my tank what 
i am wondering is will it cause problems in a planted tank. dose anybody 
have anything good or bad to say about  Ultraviolet filters. and if they 
are good to use can anyone recommend a good one.


Your Angels have probably died by now and I'm pretty certain that they had the Angel and Discus 
disease (probably a virus).  They do  not respond to medication and I have found that the best 
results are to immediately drop the pH to 4 (yes, four); keep it there until the fish are 
entirely well -- then slowly raise the pH to the preferable 6.8 (IMHO).  Sometimes this takes 
two weeks for a cure, but it is the only thing that seems to work!  The reason that I believe it 
to be a virus is that, once cured, they do not get this problem again.

Good luck!

Merrill Cohen