08-16-2012, 03:34 PM
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Platies are dying, ulcers and white tuffs on body
My female sunset platy had at first a tuft of white stuff on her body in the rear. It began to eat away at her, and she started to lose scales at the spot, and her flesh was exposed. She was quarantined prior, and died in the QT.
I just noticed that one of her 3-4 month old fry (now pretty mature) in my main tank, has a large ulcer in front of its gill.
It is white in color, and looks as though there is a hole there. Its eating away that spot.
Does anyone have any idea what this could be?
All water parameters, temp, etc, are good. Tank is fully cycled.
08-18-2012, 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Blackfeet
Those sound fine but what about KH, PH, salinity, and temp. Did you QT the infected fish? One of the first things to do is add salt if you don't already have it and raise the temp to the max for your fish
Maybe s/he (sorry!!) doesnt have a test kit, and how would raising the temp help? They dont have cih?
08-18-2012, 08:08 PM
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[She was quarantined prior, and died in the QT.]
I don't know what "KH" is, my API Fresh Water master test kit does not include that.
I have a planted tank so I can't throw a bunch of salt in there. Also, if it is a bacterium
that is the cause, how would raising the temperature help that? Generally, bacteria thrives in warmer water,
and does not do well in cooler water.
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