The employee at fish store had me purchase api fungus cure which is why the water is green. I treated yesterday and the white growth appears larger today. Please advise.
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Are you talking about the white worm like things just behind the eye?
If yes, this could be the start of hole in the head disease or head and lateral line disease. Both of these diseases are normally caused by a dirty environment.
Check the water quality for ammonia, nitrite, nitrate and pH. Post the results in numbers here.
Do a 75% water change and gravel clean the substrate each day for a week. Make sure any new water is free of chlorine/ chloramine before it's added to the tank.
Clean the filter if it hasn't been done in the last 2 weeks. Wash filter media in a bucket of tank water and re-use it. However, if the filter is new (less than 6 weeks old), then don't clean it unless the flow rate is reduced. Once the filter is established then you can clean it at least once a month and every 2 weeks is great.
Most of use the API master set which contains testers for ammonia, nitrite, nitrate and pH, both middle and high range. The nitrate tester needs to be shaken as per the instructions. Actually, shake the bottle more than it says, but shake the tube as it says.Also, might anyone recommend a reputable test kit?
My fish all got cottony fungus because my son put 2 endlers from the wild in, and I was so upset. All my show quality green guppy fry died, and half my green/blue fry, one of my adult guppy's died. I used the green API fungus cure as directed and it managed to keep the rest of my guppies alive, and helped kill any lingering fungus, after about 5 days from the day I put first treatment in, I did a 70% water change, and the water still had a tinge of green, however, the filter cleared it up within a day or two. Your best bet is to continue with the treatments, make sure you removed the fish that had clear signs of illness and put them into a special hospital tank so it can heal and the other fish stay healthy. Be sure the sick fish are clear of all illness for about 2 weeks before putting back into the community tank.The employee at fish store had me purchase api fungus cure which is why the water is green. I treated yesterday and the white growth appears larger today. Please advise.