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post #1 of 8 Old 10-04-2008, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
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Platy with a Problem...Ideas?

I noticed today one of my Platys had a white cottony growth around his mouth. My guess is that it is some kind of fungus? Any ideas?

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post #2 of 8 Old 10-05-2008, 03:44 AM
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hello
can you add a bit more please.
tank size.
other fish.
water changes.
test results.
sound like mouth rot possibly.
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post #3 of 8 Old 10-05-2008, 07:54 AM Thread Starter
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Tank Size: 55 Gal

Other Fish:
7 Zebra Danios
7 White Cloud
4 Male Guppies
5 Female Guppies
2 Male Platys
4 Female Platys
Water Change 10% Every Week

Test Results:
KH: 6
NO3: 25
PH: 7.5
NH: 0.5
NO2: <0.3
GH: 13
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post #4 of 8 Old 10-05-2008, 08:29 AM
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hmmm
how long has your aquarium been up and running, ?
there is nitrite showing in the results and amonia,
there should not be any of these,the only one
that is exceptable at a low level is nitrate.
i would start with a wayer chage with dechlorinated water,
raised to the same temperature as the tank.
have you cleaned the filter.......if you have could you say how you did it.
it may be that he has just bashed himself on some decor,and a
secondary infection has set in,you can get a mouth rot
soloution,
however before someone else joins me i would wait to medicate.
i could be mistaken.
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post #5 of 8 Old 10-05-2008, 09:34 AM
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Is your tank still cycling?

It sounds like Columnaris, its really contagious so if you have other tanks be very careful to not cross contaminate the equipment. Treat with Maracyn I & II... Have you added new fish recently? Any idea how you got this? Check in the thread that has the diseases listed and on the first page theres a platy with mouth fungus, check it out and see if its the same.

And just before you laid dead weight upon its shores, I stung you in the face for that's the nature of my core.
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My tank has been running for a little over a week and it is still cycling. I just added the Platys on Friday from Petsmart. The ammonia test was very very low and I assumed that it wasn't perfect because the tank is cycling, but it wasn't serious. I purchased a moss ball last night which is supposed to suck up some nitrite so hopefully that will help. If this is very contagious I will have you know that I have already separated the fish from the main tank but now I just need to know what and how to treat it. I purchased an all-in-one treatment in the form of tablets. Should I try this method?
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post #7 of 8 Old 10-05-2008, 10:15 AM Thread Starter
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The all-in-one treatment is Lifeguard All-In-One Treatment "Attacks a Broad Range of External Fish Diseases - Bacterial, Fungal, Viral, Parasitic"
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post #8 of 8 Old 10-05-2008, 10:37 AM
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You could try it... But you should really just use the meds I recommended. And you shouldn't even bother putting him in a QT, treat the whole tank incase anyone else is infected.

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