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Very Sick Fish [see Pic]


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After thinking all my guys were fine after dosing with Rid-Ich for a few days (and having my one Koi die) I thought I was in the clear, but looking today one of them is very sick. Covered in white stuff. What is it, and how do I get rid of it, very worried this guy is going to die soon.

http://static.flickr.com/30/52707657_db8c83e495.jpg?v=0

What is it, and what should I do, water is fine, as it's always been, whatever this was came in on some plants I bought. Very, very frustrating not knowing what to do.

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Water Tests all show the water is fine

20 gallon tank 1yr old

Fluval 400

Monthly water change 25%

3 comets, about 5-6" long

Fish had Ich

Clamped fin and looks awful as per pic

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Well the biggest problem is that you only do a water change once a month. Increase this to 20-30% each day for a while as clean water is paramount to any disease they may have.

After a bout of ich its common for fish to be stressed with lowered immune systems and it looks like the slime coat has thickened up.

You really need around 15 to 20 gallons per fish for them to feel comfortable and filtration to be 10 times tank capacity.

What exactly did you get for tests?

Any new fish recently?

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The filtration I have is for a 100g aquarium (this guy http://www.shop.com/op/aprod-p21385366?sourceid=3) so that should be more than enough for my 20g tank! From the second pic does that really just look like an increased slime coat and not some kind of infection? Doesn't a clamped fin indicate something wrong? (on flickr click the all sizes to see it bigger)

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The filtration I have is for a 100g aquarium (this guy http://www.shop.com/op/aprod-p21385366?sourceid=3) so that should be more than enough for my 20g tank! From the second pic does that really just look like an increased slime coat and not some kind of infection? Doesn't a clamped fin indicate something wrong? (on flickr click the all sizes to see it bigger)

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