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Can someone help me identify this disease?

Discussion in 'New to the Hobby Questions and Answers' started by ElizabethFrancine, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. ElizabethFrancine

    ElizabethFrancine New Member

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    Sorry the pic isn't great, but could someone tell me if this so Ich or a fungus? How does one treat fungus?[​IMG][​IMG]

    This seems to be affecting only one fish. I just saw another fish swim up and nip at the side of this fish too.


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    The photos look more like whitespot, but I would expect more fish to be affected with that.

    You can see the fish, do the white spots look as though salt has been shaken onto the fish?
     
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    What's your water chemistry ?
     
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    ElizabethFrancine New Member

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    PH is 7
    0 Ammonia
    0 Nitrite
    2 Nitrate
    GH/KH 80ish

    I think it is white spot too. I now see a couple spots on a couple of the other fish. I've raised the temperature for now. I have Corys, so I want to avoid the store's Ick treatment in a bottle. Should I add salt?
     
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    salt is worthless in whatever treatment
     
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    OK. I'll stick with raising the heat. I know all my fish should be OK with the heat, so I'll see if that works first. Thank you.
     
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    Raise heat and do fifty percent water changes twice a week until it goes away. You don't need to treat most "injuries" or infections, as its mostly a sign of bad water quality. From Then on do fifty percent WC's a week until the tank is dismantled.
     
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    I don't think it's white spot now. It does look a little fuzzy, and I see one of my Corys fins is affected. [​IMG]. Could it be fungus?


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    What could be causing the bad water quality? Every week I diligently do a 30-40% water change, vacuum and check the water levels for ammonia, nitrate,PH, etc. The tetras and snail are a recent addition, and I have a few live plants as well.
     
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    Edit: finding out usually comes with time but idk. what filtration are you using on what size tank again?
     
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    It's an aqueon 30. 20g high


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    hm... Yea idk, what filter media are you using and how often do you clean it(them)?
     
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    I just buy the media that is premade for the filter. I change the every 3-4 months. Did so a couple weeks ago.


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    is this the filter just to clarify?
    https://www.amazon.com/Aqueon-06082-QuietFlow-Filter-200GPH/dp/B000SP65OC
    If so don't use charcoal in the filter... Use a Bio Sponge which is sold almost every LFS. And Filter Floss. I have never changed my bio sponge, as it collects the beneficial bacteria to destroy ammonia and nitrites, etc. Filter Floss is just an aesthetic cleaner.
     
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    Yes it is. Are you suggesting this while I treat the tank only?


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