10-02-2011, 08:16 AM
| || | Are the white blotches like grains of salt or sand? You may want to give a bit more details, and pics if possible. Replacing filter media can be bad, because you are getting rid of good bacteria. I think you should just rinse that out in old tank water rather than throw away, and look at some ways to keep some existing filter in with any new cartridge you put in, when it needs to be thrown. But, as far as the disease, it's helpful to know if it's a fungus (like fin/tail rot) or a parasite (like ich etc) You'll need to give more details. Do you know your water parameters?
Originally Posted by dormfish
Bob, my platy, has suddenly become ill. She (yes she) was fine yesterday, but when I go check on the tank this morning, she is lathargic and had quickly growing white blotches on her fins.
It is a 10 gallon aquarium with a Aqua filter. I just replaced the cartridge the other day.
There are also 2 tertras I just placed in the tank, too though they seem fine.. I keep the water at about 72 degrees F.
Recently. since my last platy died a short while ago, Bob and Skittles, the other platy have been fighting. I'm wondering if it's fin rot from untreated injuries?
So, I need help asap so I can treat my poor Bob.