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White Puff On Fins


El Pez

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He has a white fluffy looking ball on his fin that protrudes on each side. The white mass has red blood looking dots/small streaks. We have started a treatment of 0.3% salt as a start. Anyone have ideas as to what it is and how to treat it further.

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If it is just the one and its on a tail fin, a topical sterilisation may be a good idea. Do you have any hydrogen peroxide or bio-bandage at hand? We also need to have your tank water params and a little more info on the tank set up and fishes history plse.

Meanwhile, yes salt is good.

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The tank is a 18 gallon with him and a black moore both are young. The water params are fine but the tank sometimes has a algea outbreak.

it sounds like this:

Fluffy cotton wool-like growths that appear on the fish?s body or tail, fish fungus responds well to proprietary treatments. Brief saltwater dips using special brine salts can also be effective, provided they don?t overly stress the fish. Since fungus typically only affects one fish at a time, it is best to move the patient to a separate hospital tank or large bowl, which should be kept clean via frequent changes of aged water. Note: A special kind of mouth fungus is much more difficult to treat, and may only respond to antibiotics from a vet.

any other ideas on how to treat or how to apply things like hydrogen peroxide?

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El Pez, what are "fine" parameters? Could you give us some more precise number, please? :) You can do a peroxide swap on the fish's fin with a qtip, dipped in peroxide. You have to hold the fish for that - did you ever do that before?

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