bumps with glitter need help

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by weljer61, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. weljer61New MemberMember

    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. MeenuFishlore VIPMember

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

    It kinda sounds like Velvet to me.
  4. weljer61New MemberMember

    looks like salt
  5. CHoffmanFishlore VIPMember

    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

    Last edited: Dec 7, 2009
  6. weljer61New MemberMember

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

    why dont the Angels or gouramis have it on them?
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 7, 2009
  7. LucyModeratorModerator 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:

    Good luck, I hope things improve.
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2009
  8. weljer61New MemberMember

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

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