01-27-2013, 10:19 PM
| || | Fish STD?
It started out looking as though a few of my gold barbs had herpes, red swollen lips.. But now look like they are almost deteriorating around their mouths. 2 have died already and the last I think is getting close as I don't think he's even able to eat, though he tries his darnedest..
Originally I separated them out of my 50G into a 10G quarantine. I keep up on regular water changes, and have been using a mixture of Melafix and Pimafix as it looks like an infection of some sort. But alas, the meds don't seem to help at all.
My water readings have been normal, and it only affected 3 of my gold barbs. Any idea what could have caused this, and what it may be? Mind you, I noticed it on all three the day after I noticed another one of my gold barbs looked as though had been eaten on. He still has big sores on his body, but is healing nicely unlike the herpes fish.