Hello fellow fish enthusiasts :) I have come here hoping to find some information on my bottom feeders who I am loosing at a rapid rate. Any and all help is much needed and appreciated.
The current situation is I have lost 2 bristlenoses and 2 cory sterbai. There are still 2 cory sterbai alive but I don't think I can keep it this way for long. I have been doing regular water changes, for the past week 3 times. They have white patches on them and it seems to be all over them. One catfish has nothing on him, I don't get it. These fish have been in my tank for 3 years and just like that they start dying.
The only recent changes to the tank in the past month: I changed the food I was feeding them and after 3 days of them not eating it I cleaned the tank and went and bought the old food they seem to love. I have put in 4 new sword plants. I have been adding weekly LEAF ZONE for the plants. Other than these things I can't think of anything else.
I thought since these guys eat solely from the subtrate, they may have gotten some sort of fungus but how on earth do I get rid of it? That is of course if that is what is going on.
One other thing, I did use MULTICURE in 2 water changes but tonight when I did a water change I did not use it again as it has not saved anyone.
I am in Australia (just incase the products don't seem familiar)
Thanks so much, at this stage I am pretty sad as the Bristlesnoses were tiny when we put them in and now they are/were 8cms long :( My daughter is going to be devestated when she sees tomorrow that all her favourite fishes are gone :(
Kind regards Lisa