06-11-2007, 05:20 PM
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Thanks for your support. It has been really difficult getting the problem anywhere near sorted.
Having discussed it with yet another fishy friend, I've been advised the problem is velvet. It's very similar to ich, but a lot finer - almost an icing sugar effect. I'm nearly 3 days on one tank (I got a head start with the medicine as fishy friend had some.)
I must admit, after treating with Protozin the problems do seem to be subsiding somewhat although my Siamese fighter lost his fight for survival on Sunday morning.
I just hope that my continued efforts bring things full circle.
I've been keeping the aquarium lights off, added rock salt to the water and am treating the water (having FINALLY established that my filter DOES have a carbon cartridge). Wish they'd explain these things properly when you buy them!
I'll be giving one of the local fish suppliers a wide berth in future. Okay for fish food, useless for fish.