bumps with glitter need help

  1. w

    weljer61 New Member Member

    Ok so I lost the bottom feeder last nite thought the shark did it they did not get along. This afternoon a silver tip is dead with what appears to be glitter on him and bumps. The other silver tips now have this glitter and bumps, along with the rainbow shark. The angels and dwarf gouramis appear fine i dont see anything on them.

    What is this and how do i fix it? I hate to have favorites but I dont want my angels to get sick and die.

  2. Meenu

    Meenu Fishlore VIP Member

    Does the glitter look like salt? Did you take a photo you could post?
  3. CHoffman

    CHoffman Fishlore VIP Member

    It kinda sounds like Velvet to me.
  4. OP

    weljer61 New Member Member

    looks like salt
  5. CHoffman

    CHoffman Fishlore VIP Member

    Then it's probably ICH. Raise your temp to 83 or 84 degrees and leave it for 2 weeks. Do w/c with gravel vac often to get rid of the ICH spores out of the gravel and water. ICH is easily treated even without meds it can be deadly though. Here is a link to a site that had many ill fish, look at the ones with Ichthyophthirius to see if it looks the same. It's graphic so beware

  6. OP

    weljer61 New Member Member

    Just lost another tetra, and I dont know how to upload a pic...

    why dont the Angels or gouramis have it on them?
  7. Lucy

    Lucy Moderator Moderator Member

    Here's how to Attach Pictures to my post

    I'm sorry about your fish. It kind of sounds like velvet to me also.
    I don't know enough about it to advise. I've heard that a black out is advised. You might want to search the forum. I know theres a thread or two about it.
    Here's some info:
    Freshwater Velvet
    Fish Velvet

    Good luck, I hope things improve.
  8. OP

    weljer61 New Member Member

    Here is a pic of the problem on a tetra that died.

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