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New Aquarium. New Fungus!!!! HELP
Old 09-12-2011, 11:40 AM   #1
 
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Question New Aquarium. New Fungus!!!! HELP

I set up a new 36 gallon tank last week. Filled with bottled drinking water, conditioned added plants and two driftwood. I have been testing water everyday. PH is 6.8 soft water everything is perfect! Until I see fungus growing on one of my fish then I see fungus circulating in the tank! My three corys are still ok, no spots on them, but two of my rio tetras have spots. I moved the rio tetras into a small gallon tank and treated the water and also treated water in aquarium. What else can I do. Should I remove the corys before they catch it, or let the treatment work its course? Why does the water test perfect but I now have fungus? Confused - agravated - upset Im loosing fish!!!!
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Old 09-12-2011, 06:16 PM   #2
 
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Can you post a clear photo of this "fungus"? Did you have the fish already in another tank, or are they new?
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:58 PM   #3
 
It's just my opinion, but I believe that a fungus problem in a fairly new setup can be fairly common. I had a fungus problem with my black mollies when my 60g setup was 'fresh'. The other fish (Platy's and neon tetras) were fine. I think there's a lot going on in water chemistry on the 'road to the established tank' as all sorts of bacteria and fungi develop and stabilize. I 'cured' my mollies in a hospital tank, only to see them have fungus signs again not long after I moved them back to the main tank.

You've already treated the victims and the tank. Continue with your water changes (I'd do 50% twice weekly for now), using a good conditioner, and be patient. Resist any urge to add more medication to the main tank - it has other negatives. Treat severe patients in a hospital tank.

Now if/when I see any signs of fungus, I wait and let nature have a chance for a cure.
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Old 09-13-2011, 07:25 PM   #4
 
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Hi. Two tetras have died due to fungus. I have three alive no fungus on the third day of treatment. Should i put them back in tank? Or leave the 5 days in diff small tank with no filter.
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Old 09-13-2011, 07:33 PM   #5
 
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Not sure how to answer, as I don't know what this "fungus" is. There are dozens of species of fungus. I've never known any to float around the tank though. And i would wonder how so many fish could so quickly have fungus.
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Old 09-13-2011, 08:39 PM   #6
 
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Not sure how to answer, as I don't know what this "fungus" is. There are dozens of species of fungus. I've never known any to float around the tank though. And i would wonder how so many fish could so quickly have fungus.
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Old 09-13-2011, 08:42 PM   #7
 
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The water is perfect conditions. There is a white cotton stuff floating around maybe three small particles. I have read on this non stop. The tetras end up with a white cotton on the either side or back of body.
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Have you been over feeding by any chance?
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Old 09-14-2011, 09:04 AM   #9
 
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Everything seems to be normal now

So the three tetras still have no fungus. I put them back in the tank early this morning. The corys are doing very well too...even growing :) I hope this is all the trouble I see. I will post a pic so you can see the particles and what the fish looked like with the "stuff" on it. I appreciate everyones help! Thanks again!
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