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fuzz16 02-16-2007 09:21 AM

unkown sickness. HELP!
 
i dont know what it is, i noticed it yesterday night but everybody was acting as usual so i didnt htink much of it.
now thier all hiding and wont come up and see me.
one has these white patches on his side...almost looks like a concentrated area of ich except the spots are finer...almost cottony.
also he has a little coat of slime coming off him.
thier all very stressed out and im getting very worried...any ideas?

params
ammonia: 0
nitrate: 0
nitrite: 0
pH: 6.7

i do 40% wc's almost every other day but at least twice a week if nothing else. doing another bigger one now.

Lupin 02-16-2007 09:32 AM

Hi Fuzz16.:wave:

Which tank in your sig were you referring? Pictures will help.:) What test kit were you using?

Quote:

Originally Posted by fuzz16
one has these white patches on his side...almost looks like a concentrated area of ich except the spots are finer...almost cottony.

This is difficult to determine properly unfortunately without pictures. It sounds like a case of bacterial infection to me.

fuzz16 02-16-2007 09:46 AM

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y14...Picture027.jpg

most of the mucus stuff seemed to be gone but he has scratches now and thier all still very stressed out

its the 75g

Lupin 02-16-2007 09:57 AM

All of the fish are affected or just the discus, Fuzz?:blueshake: Use Stress Coat to allow the discus to produce mucous membrane preventing any secondary infections particularly fungus. Melafix will do the job on scratches. What about the cottony patches? You might have mistook white filaments from scratches for cottony patches.:question:

fuzz16 02-16-2007 12:10 PM

theres still some white spots but i am leaving soon to get melafix and the waters been treated with stress coat. thier all eating fine and right now its just the one but the three that hang around each other most are stressed

bettababy 02-16-2007 01:50 PM

How long has this tank been set up? I'm concerned about no nitrate level...

FDStation152 02-16-2007 01:55 PM

The extremely low nitrate level could be caused by the atleast twice weekly 40% water changes being done. That would effectively hold the nitrates to a very low level...especially in a lightly stocked tank.

fuzz16 02-16-2007 02:51 PM

i have plants
and the tank is about 6 months old.
its gotten to the point where hes at the top...his friend is bumping him and he follows him down but then goes back up. just fed them and he got excited as usual.
the white is spreading, i think il be setting up a 10g for him tonight and start treating with something..
would macaryn help with this?
and i looked at pictures of chilodonella, but it doesnt look like that on him. should i maybe be worried it is this...

fuzz16 02-17-2007 03:37 PM

need help...WCs arnt helping
neither is melafix.
3 fish are infected, and i moved out my breeding rams to reduce stress which i think may have caused the oncome of the disease.

will someone help me before i loose these fish...
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y14...th_Picture.jpg

Lupin 02-17-2007 07:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fuzz16
would macaryn help with this?

Use it if you clearly suspect bacterial infection. It seems to me chilodonella is also another possible suspect which Maracide will treat against. Are your fish scrubbing themselves? Be careful not to overdose when your treating the fish or you risk killing them as they are already stressed.


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