White Cotton Like Stuff On My Fish
Posted 22 July 2008 - 12:18 PM
Posted 22 July 2008 - 12:58 PM
I have a 55 gallon fresh water tank. I have three large Parrott fish. I added water to my tank two days ago and now my fish have a white fluffy looking substance on them. It is on thier bodies, eyes, and fins. They are all laying around at the bottom. I do notice some white crusty stuff on the top of my tank. What is that? Could that have gotten on my fish? What do I do? Thank you
Are you able to post any pics? Without seeing them, we could take a guess at whitespot or a type of fungal infection.
Have you tested your water yet? If so, were all the readings ok?
Could the white crusty stuff at the water line be limescale deposits? (i.e. if you live in a hard water area) - and did you remember to condition the water before adding to the tank?
If the fish do have whitespot or fungal infection you could treat with something like Protozin, which is very good.
Edited by Athena, 22 July 2008 - 12:59 PM.
Posted 22 July 2008 - 01:41 PM
It is contageous and the tank will have to be disinfected and a complete water change done. Off course with the fish removed to temporary quarters.
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