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  1. Happy Superball Sunday, Moderators and Koko’s fans. I chose not to post this help request in the subscriber forum, because I'd like everyone have access to your answers. My mail order fish Lasagna is sporting white tissue in spots on her head, and front sides. Can you tell me what you think it is and what I can do? She’s about 3 years old and 110 grams. As always, your expertise is appreciated. Ammonia Level (1000 gallon pond): 0 We’ve had lots and lots of rain * Nitrite Level (1000 gallon pond) 0 (plants grow in the fountain) * Nitrate level (1000 gallon pond) 0 * Ammonia Level (Tap): Not using any tap water * Nitrite Level (Tap) Not using any tap water * Nitrate level (Tap) Not using any tap water * Ph Level, (1000 gallon pond) 8.0 KH Is a low 6, even though I have abalone shells and a cuttlefish in there for the snails. GH is currently 9 as of Jan 29th, down from a high 15. Chloramines; 0 Ph Level, (Tap) 8.4, but not using any Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API master kit * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? No filter, she’s in a small 2 gallon container getting a Prazi dip. The pond has a massive Tetra 3000 gallon an hour pump with a Tetra canister filter rated for 1500 gallons and a UV light. I clean it once a quarter. There is a 12” x 12” Mechanical filter, the media was changed on 1/25/17. The pond water is very clear, just the lightest shade of "pond." I also use bioadditives like Pond Perfect to feed the micro-beasties. I add a little Fresh Trace now and then. * What kind of water additives or conditioners? PraziPro – just added an hour ago: 1 teaspoon 20 gallons/ 1/2 t 10 gallons /1/4 t 5 gallons…I added 1/9 t for her two 2 gallon bath. * Water temperature? 56, but getting warmer in the house * How often do you change the water and how much? The pond has an overflow tank, so mother nature does the water changed. * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? I rely on overflow, rainfall and strong filtration. * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 2 gallons. Just a Tuperware container with a bubbler * How many fish in the tank and their size? 1, little Lasagna who is being a great sport about it and not panicking * What do you feed your fish and how often? Home made gel food, please see link for ingredients Pro Gold (yes I still have some don’t hate me.) * Any new fish added to the tank? No * Any medications added to the tank? No, but I gave her a VERY short Prazi Dip on Feb 29th * List previous issues experienced (dropsy, SBD, etc.) None with her, but she was a mail order fish and her shipmate, Fire Marshall Stanley died not being able to close his mouth. There were no outwards signs of a problem, unlike Lasagna. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Yes, please tell me if you think is fungus. I’ve attached photos. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? No, she’s acting normal. * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. I have a UV light running now for the last 4 months. I turn it off to let nature combat the string (hair) algae. * You can really help us to identify with the concern more accurately if you post some pictures and a short video. I’ll do my best.
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