One of my tinfoils (Its an albino red tailed) is sick. It has clamped up fins, the anal fin is bloodied and has almost rotted away, the dorsal fin is damaged too. The fish does not show signs of iching. He(she?) does not rub against the gravel or anything. He has become lethargic and quite thin. I do however notice 3-4 whitish spots on the tail. Could this be Ick?
If so, I have a couple of questions on the Ick treatment using salt
1. Can I use common table salt? Is this Iodine in it harmful to fish?
2. I also have one Red Tailed Black Shark, 6 Tiger Barbs, 3 Zebra loaches - Are any of these fishes sensitive to salt?
My tank is 50g with an undergravel and an internal power filter, very lightly planted, setup 4 months ago with the last fish added being the RTBS a month back. I feed them once daily - pellets, freeze dried tubifex, occasionally live blood worms and cucumber.
Please help!! Many thanks!
PS: Sorry the pics are pretty bad - Its the best I could manage with my phone.