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help please. fungus eating fish away.


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thx for your concern :-)

right my quarentine tank is 20 gallon with fluval u2 filter. has been up and running for about a year, my fish used to live in it until i bought big tank.

tap ph is 7.4 after standing for 24 hours form tap as are my tanks

ammonia 0,nitrite 0, nitrate 10.

using api test kits for all.

using seachem prime conditioner.

only put 7 t spoons of salt in yest will put more in today and tomorrow.

fish looks exactly the same today.

it's fin is up and eating as has been since got him.

thx kev.

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Kev, I'm sorry for all this confusion. Now that your fish is in some aquarium salt, could we please start back with this:


    Test Results for the Following:
  • * Ammonia Level
  • * Nitrite Level
  • * Nitrate level
  • * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)
  • * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)
    Other Required Info:
  • * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops?
  • * Water temperature?
  • * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running?
  • * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)?
  • * How often do you change the water and how much?
  • * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change?

  • * How many fish in the tank and their size?
  • * What kind of water additives or conditioners?
  • * What do you feed your fish and how often?
  • * Any new fish added to the tank?
  • * Any medications added to the tank?
  • * List previous issues experienced (dropsy, SBD, etc.)
  • * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment.
  • * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus?
  • * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.?

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  • * Ammonia Level 0
  • * Nitrite Level 0
  • * Nitrate level 10
  • * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) ph 7.4
  • * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.4
    Other Required Info:
  • * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? api drops
  • * Water temperature? 23
  • * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 20 gallon running about 7 months
  • * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? fluval u2
  • * How often do you change the water and how much? every week a 3rd
  • * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? not changed,as was treating with primafix

  • * How many fish in the tank and their size? 1 fish 4 inches
  • * What kind of water additives or conditioners? prime
  • * What do you feed your fish and how often? veg,hikari pellets,daphnia,bloodworm
  • * Any new fish added to the tank? no
  • * Any medications added to the tank? api primafix
  • * List previous issues experienced (dropsy, SBD, etc.) only had him a couple of weeks
  • * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. primafix, and now salt
  • * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? white fury fungus on mouth and tail eating away at areas
  • * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? swims and eats ok

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Thank you! I appreciate your patience, and thank you for your forbearance at the unseemliness earlier, in our enthusiasm to help.

Anyway, I'm really glad that he's active and perky, and we want to make sure to beat this fast. I have several comments/suggestions:

1. With sick fish, we need to up the WC to daily, with at least 50% of the water being removed. This is as important as any med treatment, since it will keep the water clean and reduce the microbial load, which will help the fish to heal.

2. Salt can be increased to 0.3% or 3 teaspoons/gallon.

3. As coco kindly linked to the old thread, you also have the option of treating with Myxazin Waterlife. This is basically a disinfectant solution, and should work well with external issues. If you choose to go with this route, then salt should be removed, but can stay in there until you start dosing in with Maxazin.

4. I would also like to give him a salt dip in a stronger solution, but I would like to wait until tomorrow, to see how he continues to do.

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