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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-20-2007, 04:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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Exclamation Help! We don't know whats wrong!

HI all,

we recently bought a plec, and he/she has developed something on one of its fins (see pics - sorry they are poor, its a pain to photograph).

It appears to be only on the one fin affecting around the "joint" area with its body (looks a bit red). It also looks white and cottony. It see,s to have affected right down the outside p[art of the fin, to the tip (but i don't think as much on the main part).

At first we thought it was a cotton fungus and have treated with Interpet No 8 Anti fungus and fin rot, 2 days ago.
It doesn't seem to have made any difference so far, but i know its early days.

I just wondered if you guys would be able to tell if it was something else, and if we should be treating it another way. We have Interpet No (anti internal bacteria) and i was also wondering if it could have scraped it on a bit of wood or something and got infected??

Sorry i've not been able to explain this better!

Any advice is greatly welcomed!

Thanks, Sam
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-21-2007, 12:31 AM
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my guess is ich but i have no idea really, i've no experience, i have only heard others on here talk about ich, maybe try to search a back post?

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what are your water sats.?
How long did you treat for Interpet No 8?
what other fish are in the tank??

you should treat daily for 7 days on the 7th day do a 25% water change.

If it doesn't look smaller or any different or gets worst treat with MelaFlix(treats fin&tail rot, open red sores, open wounds, eye cloud,pop eye, body slim, mouth fungus) treat daily for 7 days. On the 7th day 25% water change.

Please note if you have lochs or other fish with small scales or scaleless fish please cut dose in half and treat for 2 weeks with 25% water change every 7 days

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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-21-2007, 03:46 AM Thread Starter
 
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I've done all the water tests and everything has come back fine. I've only been treating for the last 2.5 days now, but i really just wanted to check if there was anything else it could be.

We have glowlight danios, honey gouramis, and blue platies (incl. lots of babies)

I've not seen MelaFlix over here in the UK. The Anti Fungus one i'm using is for:
"Fin rot, mouthrot/mouthfungus and cotton wool disease"
The other one (which says i can't use until after a 30% water change) treats:
"...symptoms such as bacterial gillrot, dropsy, ulcers and septicameia"

i'll search for the ich posts (Thanks)
And thanks for the advice both!
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what you useing sound like the same stuff so just use that and be very careful to follow the direction on the bottle. keep us posted.



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I can't see what's wrong too well in the picture but it is possible he just got an injury. I would keep treating him with the meds you are using since you already started. Remember to remove the filter carbon and keep up on gravel vacuuming.




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yeah, the pic is not that great.

I think it must be a cotton fungus, as it seems to have gone down a bit now!

we have a battery powered vacuum which is pretty good! We'll keep him on the anti fungu sisnce it seems to have helped!

THanks for the advice!
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Well, the fungus had pretty much gone, but he passed away yesterday :-(

Thanks for the advice though!
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I'm sorry to hear that .




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Sorry to hear that My black moor got cotton fungus a couple of years back and i used the same treatment as you and it took a couple of weeks to disappear completely. You can get Melafix here in the UK i think Pets at Home stock it, if not aquariums do

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Thanks.

We'd (fortunately) not got so attached to him yet, as we'd not had him long.

i'm more convinced it was something internal too though, as it was clearing up and it was such a quick deterioration.

i'll look out for the melaflix though... gives me an excuse to go pet shopping :-)
will aquariums let you have any?? :-D
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By aquarium i mean fish store, i always call them aquariums as the local ones called Wet Pets aquarium

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ahhh... so not aquarium as is the ones that have shark tunnels!!!?? oops!
cool name! wet pets :-)
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Imagine the size bottles of melafix they would have

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