My syno. has what I can best describe as flaky skin or something on her. Maybe it would be right to say she looks like she's peeling after a bad sunburn, but not so dramatic. I noticed she seemed to be agitated and trying to jump/splashing the water at the top of the tank so I checked on her, only to notice her weird skin. I'm having trouble deciding if I want to say shes peeling or looks like she has something ON her. Whatever it is doesn't seem to have progressed very far yet. Her eyes seem a little cloudy, but she doesnt want to come out to really let me see her too well, so it's hard to say. I'm sorry.
I'm currently treating the tank with Ich Attack, I'm on day three because I noticed another fish at small white dots on his fins. I assumed this to be ich and treated. Those spots have disappeared and now my catfish looks like that. http://www.cichlids.com/uploads/tx_usercic...01_IMG_1161.jpg
This is not my fish, but a good picture of what she usually looks like.
The tank is a 44 gal salted freshwater tank.
Other tank mates include a pleco, 3 phantom tetras, a serpae tetra (spelling might be wrong), 1 cory catfish, one goldfish (a feeder fish for a needle fish I used to have that has somehow outlived everything...), and one zebra danio. I think that's all that's in there right now.
When I tested my levels about a week ago, everything was in a normal range.
Should I do an immediate water change or add salt or what? Please help me save my catfish, I've had her for several years since she was small enough to fit in a 1 gallon "tank" and she's my most cherished fish.
EDIT: I'm willing to drive out to the store to buy treatments, however given the time here (9 PM), only a place like WalMart would be open, no actual fish stores. I'm going to go and get a more recent read on the levels now, will update.