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First off hello everyone and thanks in advance for your help and time.. This is my 7 year old fair fish Pretty. He lives in a 75gal alone he has a sponge filter and fx6 canister loaded with media. Tank has been in this setup for about 4 years now. Weekly water changes of 30% (well water)ph constant 7.2 ammonia low so are all other parameters. Only change of environment recently is new guppies in a separate tank in a complete different room. Cross contamination is possible due to having kids. Symptoms are flashing and splashing late at night or early morning. Not eating and staying at bottom of tank. What has been done so far is large water change and a dose of API super inch cure. As I suspect ick or white spot. What do U’s think?



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Hi and :welcome

That isn't Ick :( That is either fungus or a bacterial infection. :(


Please copy & paste the following form and fill it out to the best of your ability when requesting help for Goldfish Problems:


Test Results for the Following:

 Ammonia Level(Tank)

 Nitrite Level(Tank)

 Nitrate level(Tank)

 Ammonia Level(Tap)

 Nitrite Level(Tap)

 Nitrate level(Tap)

 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 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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Edited December 6, 2018 by koko

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So thanks for the bacterial infection advice . Took a water sample to my local aquatic store and the results where less then ideal. Purchased the medication they had on hand which was Melafix. Did a massive water change and cleaning found the source of the problem which was uneaten food stuck behind sponge filter. Dosed the tank and the following morning he went from a half dead looking to swimming around and even coming to the glass to say hi. So again thank you so much! 






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