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I just came back from a 5 day vacation and Larry was swiming lazily and looking down but he didnt have any other visible signs of anything. Then recently i just went to check on him and he has a coule white patches on his tail fins. Witch u can barely see in this poorly taken photo :\

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Is this finrot? Is there a med i can buy from a pet store ot fix it? And i dont have a quarentine tank so i cant move him.

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If its hazy white spots, no its not finrot...yet. These are fungal spots that are very quickly healed in good water and 0.1% correct kind of salt. When did you last clean (with old tank water to preserve your beneficial bacteria) your filter media? I have a fish gets these spots when my filter maintenance is overdue. Pipes are clogged, impellers slimy etc. Upping water changes always helps too.

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ok, phew. I gave them a tank cleaning right when i came home from vacation. I'll start watching the water closer. I can't add salt though because i have 2 snails in there. Thanks for your advice.

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FYI, picture advice... see how the background is so clear and the fish is not? The camera was focusing on the background... it probably picked out a plant or the statue or something to focus on. If you take a few pictures, chances are the camera will chose to focus on the fish in one of them. Most cameras have a feature too where if you only half-push the camera button and the LCD will show you where its gonna focus with a little box. You can then keep trying half-pushes until it picks the fish.

The other possibility is just that the fish was moving very fast. In which case a few tries should probably find him slower at one point. If he's an extremely excitable guy, you may want to see if your camera has a 'fast motion' mode.

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Post up the answers to these Q's when you get a moment, hun.

Ammonia Level?

Nitrite Level?

Nitrate level?

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

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

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

[*]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 fish in the tank and their size?

[*]What kind of water additives or conditioners?

[*]Any medications added to the tank?

[*]Add any new fish to the tank?

[*]What do you feed your fish?

If it's a water problem, we'll be able to help more easily once we have some bakground info. You can copy and paste and add your answers to the side of each Q. :)

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