I all, I really hope someone can help me or has some good advise soon. I have a 15 gal tank with some guppies of varing ages, 2 mickey platys, and 5 neon tets. 20 gal Whisper filter with bioammonia filtration. Plenty of hiding places. Temp norm 72-78 F. pH 7.3, ammonia 0.00 ppm. Conditions tested weekly with liquid test kit.
Now, the problem....about a month ago I noticed some of the guppies showing the characteristic signs of ich and lost my algae eatter. Everyone I described the situation to said it definately sounded like ich. So I started treating my tank for this condition using Quick Cure daily at half dose as directed due to the neons in the tank. I increased the airation by adding another air stone and raised the temp to 80 F. All seemed to go well for about 2 weeks, yet I still could see "crystals" on some of the fish. All of a sudden, one night I came home and went to take care of the fish as normal and found 3 dead guppies. I also found what looked like fuzz on the large rock in the tank and also on one of the plants (plastic). By examining the fish closer, I found several of them also showed this fuzz on their tails. Everyone seemed affected except the neons! By the next morning I lost 2 more guppies.
Now at this point I was worried and went to my local fish keeper who stated that it appears to be a serious fungus outbreak. This was last Thursday. So I started treatment with the product API Fungus Cure (main ingredients 3mg Victoria Green B and 30 mg Acriflavine). Treatment for ich was stopped and a 25% water change was done before starting the fungus treatment.
The rest of Thursday and Friday was uneventful. The fish appeared to be doing ok. Saturday night was time for the second dose of the fungal treatment and all seemed well.
Today (Sunday) when I got home from work, I found that all was not well with my fish! 3 more guppies died! Everyone is the tank looks terrible and stress is obvious. Even now the neons are showing signs of the fungus...or ich...just not as bad as the others yet. Its surprising since the neons are supposed to be the sensitive ones that none of them have died yet and even tho they are now obviously infected, they don't seem as bad yet. All the fish have lost their appetite...which is very rare for the guppies. Little "fuzz" balls are obvious on the tails and pectoral fins. Some of the fish also show this "fuzz" along their body line and around the mouth. One of my platys has two small patches on its back and one eye is completely covered.
Any advise is greatly appreciated. I am now completely confused. Treatment for ich did not seem to work and treatment for fungus seemed to make things very much worse. Could this be something else? Is there anything I can do? I don't want to lose all my fish and I also don't like that they are probably suffering.
I have attached pictures...I appologize that they are not the greatest. The fish are obviosly stressed, so getting a still picture was hard. The guppy pics do show how the fins, particularly the tails are affected and one picture looks like there are air bubbles around the fish, but that is actually the "fuzz-balls". The pic of the platy is very much out of focus (sorry) but you can sorta see the white eye, which should be black in the pic, but this "fuzz" is all over the eye. Again, thank you anyone who can help me save my fish.