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#1 HCpetraitis

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 01:18 AM

I've been noticing that my black molly has been getting kind of white. She has white lips and a little bit of white on the tips of her gills. I've gotten pics of her lips. Is this just old age or is it sickness. I know it isn' some kind of parasite because it isn't stringy stuff on her lips its just white.....


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Sorry its not the best quality picture but, can you see that her lips are a little lighter? She wasn't like this before.

#2 OldMan47

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 01:43 AM

Have a close look and try to figure out if there is a fuzzy coating on her where she is lighter in color. If there is, go to the tropical emergencies section and post exactly what you have seen along with the picture. I don't recall the name of it but when I was in the hobby years ago, I lost a lot of fish to something that looked like that.

#3 HCpetraitis

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 02:25 AM

Alright. thanks. DO you know what its called?

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 01:33 PM

Could be the start of Columnaris.

#5 HCpetraitis

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 08:16 PM

What's that? And is there meds for it?

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 08:28 PM

It's a bacterial infection. Any medicine that treats gram-negative bacteria should do the trick.

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#7 HCpetraitis

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 08:40 PM

Well, she doesn't have the thig on her fin. But I'm not really sure about her lips. Do you have any pics of the front view?

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 08:48 PM

http://freshaquarium...olumnaris_p.htm

I'm still working on finding you a pic from the front. :)

#9 HCpetraitis

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 12:11 AM

I read the attachment and her only symptom is the mouth. I'm not quite sure thats what she has. Maybe she's just getting old.




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