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Ammonia Level?


Nitrite Level?

0 ppm

Nitrate level?


Ph Level, (If possible,KH and GH and chloramines)?

No clue

Ph Level (KH/GH) out of the Tap?


Brand of test-kit used? (strips or drops?)

Drops, Pharmaceutical Master Kit

[*]Tank size (How many Gals) and How long has it been running?

Only a few days, used some cycled media for the quarantine.

[*]What is the name and size of the filter/s?

Aquaclear 20

[*]How often do you change the water and how much?

Every 3 days

[*]How many fish in the tank and their size?

1, small-medium sized

[*]What kind of water additives or conditioners?


[*]Any medications added to the tank?

Only swabbed Permoxyn with a Q-Tip on the fluffy patches

[*]Add any new fish to the tank?

He's the new fish in a quarantine tank

[*]What do you feed your fish?

Hikari, Flakes, Broccoli, bloodworms, brine shrimps, oranges

[*]Any unusual findings on the fish such as

"grains of salt",

bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus?

Fungus, splits in dorsal fin

[*]Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating,ect..?

Bottom sitting, although when there is food, he perks up and goes to eat.

I bought a new fish recently since Renoir the oranda passed away. It's a black moor with a butterfly tail. He is still in quarantine in my 5 gallons tank since he has developped a fluffy looking patches on both sides, and it is more apparent under good a good light. The filter media in the quarantine tank is cycled since some of it has been borrowed from the main tank and the water is coming from the tap, of course it has been dechlorinated with Prime. Seems that the Permoxyn swabbing doesnt have any effect and I have yet to try hydrogen peroxide (sp?).

Help? =)

Edited by Stampede

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does it look like cotton wool if so i would use a standard treatment for fungus and fin rot as i have found with fish in past fungus can appear when fin rot is present. fin rot may well be causing the splits is there any redening in the fins it will be hard to see on a moor unless you catch it right with light. I normally use a product with phenoxyethanol in it which treats both fungus and fin rot.

it may be helpful if you have a pic jus so we can see what you do :)

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I cant really provide a photo as I my camera isnt working, although I do know that the white looks like fluttering cotton. As for red streak, I haven,t found any under the light, which I suppose is a good sign?

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Sorry for the bump, but perhaps this should be moved into emergency, I kinda browsed there and I think this topic would be better off there.

Anyways, update! He still isnt moving much but instead of keeping him in a really cramped placed, I've set up my 25 gallons for him. He now resides in there, recovering in clean water with two aqua clear filters running (20 and 50).

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