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Fishwatcher14 11-24-2012 02:14 PM

Rainbow shark has fungus!
Hello! I've got a rainbow shark who I believe has a fungus. There's a video on youtube that I posted if you would like to see what it looks like.
My platies in the tank had ich. Each one is dead including the one in the video. :cry: The water in the tank is blue because of the medicine I had just put in there.

Does anyone know what I should do to help my shark? It's the only fish I have left and I want to do everything I can to keep it from dying. Thank you!

lakemalawifish 11-24-2012 05:00 PM

I am no expert but the shark may be having a reaction to the ich meds. Sharks are scaleless I think and most scaleless fish just can't tolerate certain meds and salt. Just my thoughts and someone correct me if I'm on the wrong path, but I would do a 50% water change, run some carbon in your filter to get the meds out of your tank. After I guess about a day of the carbon running, take the carbon out and see if Pimafix and Melafix will cure that, if it is in fact a fungus.

Fishwatcher14 11-25-2012 09:38 AM

Thanks! I'm so worried I might loose my shark as well. I'm going to put him in a 10 gallon while I re-cycle my tank. I'm using pure ammonia so I'm sure I won't want him in there. I never knew that my shark was scaleless! In fact, I think it says right on the bottle that it may harm scaleless fish. Thank you so much for telling me this. :) I've got Melafix at home. I'll use some of that on the ten gallon. We had to get some because my goldfish had fin rot. Hopefully it'll get better!

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