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jamorel 08-13-2012 07:47 PM

Hello - I am new to the forum - have three tanks, 26g, 36g and 10g hospital tank. loaches, molly, platy, red serpae, neons and cards.
I do have a question - I have a molly with white "fungus" although not sure it is fungus. have read another thread on here about similar situation - not sure how it ended. She is isolated and eating well but this white film and ulcers have been on her head and front of body for four months. I isolated her three months ago. I have used general cure, then tetracyline, salt, pimafix, melafix and have metro but not yet tried...levels in the main tanks are fine...cycled and happy for a year (I say main tank as hospital tank is always under flux so I do a 20 to 50% change every day or every other day). The female molly was prolific and older...may be run down by harrassment from male and age, but that is the only explanation I might have for her affliction. she has and continues to have a healthy appetite and is very active...but I am afraid that this bacteria or fungus will advance to the point where I may need to euthenize. please...thoughts?

sidluckman 08-19-2012 06:09 AM

I have something of the same thing going on with one of my adult platies. Everybody else in the tank is fine, but the oldest female and mother to most of the others in the tank is looking like old livebearers sometimes look: stroppy, hunchbacked, less active and less hungry: not her usual spritely self. She perks up during the course of a water change, then it's back to apathetic sulking.

So your thoughts regarding her age and the inevitably wearing effects of being a prolific fish are what I thought of first.

It seems you have gone over and above in terms of trying to effect a cure, so I rather doubt additional courses of heretofore untried medications will bring about a change. Perhaps, if the fish is wasting and not eating, it would be better to humanely euthanize her.

I wish I had a better idea for you, but already you seem to have tried everything I would have.

Good luck. My sympathies. . .

LADY K 08-23-2012 07:58 PM

welcome to the forum:-)

Reefing Madness 09-02-2012 10:10 PM


onefish2fish 09-03-2012 08:27 AM

welcome to the forum.

eaturbyfill 09-07-2012 03:03 PM

Hello and welcome to the forum! :-D

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