Yes it began with holes in his tail, and ended with what i thought was cotton fungus...His ventral fin (and dorsal just a little) was infected, and his tail...I treated him with bactopur, and it was better, then the day before yesterday i bought him a filter, and catappa leaves and something called Easy-life Voogle (it says that it is a fish life saver :)) So removed bactopur after finishing treatment, and changed water, put filter in, one catappa leaf and Voogle, and he is great now, fungus is not coming back anymore...:) Just his fins look like ripped now, but i hope it will heal too in time...:) What do you think about this? I saw some posts that reminded me of my case, but never determined if it was a slime coat, or fungus or something else..So i'm not sure either :)
I went to a local pet store today to see what I could use to get rid of this ammonia. The guy at the store told me that you can't get rid of it. He said the best thing to do is a 50% water change. After I told him it was a 2.5 gallon tank, 1 fish, fed 3 or 4 pellets every other day, he was very surprised to hear the reading was as high as 1 (which is very high). I asked him if the ammonia could be in my tap water, he said ammonia is toxic to humans to. I use tap water to brush my teeth and take my meds. He assured me it wasn't in my tap water.
I took this sample Thursday morning. Ivory hasn't acted any differently than he usually does. I'm sure it was a false reading. If the ammonia really was that high, he would be very sick, or floating by now.
I still am glad that I moved. When I was at the home, I spent most of my time in bed, now, I am up most all day, so my energy feels drained, that will hopefully change in another month. All 3 fish are doing well. Mazda and Zoom-Zoom arebbeginning to recognize me, and since I've had Ivory moved into my living room, he is happier (getting more attention). I still think he is a bit bloated. Someone from the forum suggested to feed him mosquito larvae found outside. I'm wondering if I could just give him the freezedried bloodworm twice a week. I'm going to ask her. How r u doing?
Hello! I still have him in a 1 gallon tank. I'm going to keep him in here until the virus clears up. This morning, it appears that the virus is growing bigger on each side of his fin but has no spread to any additional areas. I guess that's the best I can hope for at this point!