Recently one of our Neon Tetras developed this small white patch on the top of it's body and by end of day it was practically covered in white and died. We had added aquarium salt to the water and bumped the tempreature up to about 78F but now one of our old salt/pepper catfish is starting to get that same white patch on the top of it's body and we're thinking about beefing up the temp to about 82F to see if it helps kill off the disease.
The white patch in question looks like a saddle on a horse.
** EDIT: Wife just found pictures of a Neon Tetra that looked just like ours did and was related to Neon Tetra Disease. However, still concerning that our Catfish is getting the same starting effects.
Only problem is, we have a Goldfish in the tank. We're thinking about setting up a temporary tank just for a couple of days for the Goldfish so that it doesn't have to endure the high temps. We normally keep the tank running around 75ish.
I'm worried about it only because I woudl want to put it in fresh water of it's own, but then of course it's going to be stressed with a going through new tank syndrome. But I don't want to use water from our current tank with the possibility of transfering the disease... I just feel like we're in a lose/lose situation right now.
Top that off, if we run our airstones we get alot of microbubbles forming at the top of the tank and it looks like a bunch of foam. If we shut them down, the top of the water is clear with the except of a couple small bubbles being created from the filters naturally. Not sure what's causing the bubbles to form if it's something in the pipping or not. The right amount of conditioner to my knowledge is being used (žtsp to every 10qts = 1tsp to 10gal).
Any help or advise that anyone can provide would be greatly appreciated.