20 Gallon Tank Concerned about my black skirt tetras fins and one white spot on My green glofish tetra

kittenlover9876

Tank
What is the water volume of the tank? 20 gallon
How long has the tank been running? December
Does it have a filter? Yes
Does it have a heater? yes
What is the water temperature? 76f
What is the entire stocking of this tank? (Please list all fish and inverts.) 4 glofish tetra, a black skirt tetra, a white skirt tetra,
a small panda molly (same size as the tetras but small for a molly), 2 moss balls, and a rabbit snail
Maintenance
How often do you change the water? every 2 weeks
How much of the water do you change? 5 gallons/ 25%
What do you use to treat your water? tetra aquasafe
Do you vacuum the substrate or just the water? the substrate

*Parameters - Very Important
Did you cycle your tank before adding fish? No ( (had to do an in fish cycle with one of the glofish i used tetra safestart and cleaning bacteria and made sure ammonia was gone before adding new fish and snail)
What do you use to test the water? Test strips and ammonia master test (I have a full master test but the warnings on the bottles scare me)
What are your parameters? We need to know the exact numbers, not just “fine” or “safe”.
Ammonia:0
Nitrite:0
Nitrate:40
pH:7.2

Feeding
How often do you feed your fish? twice a day
How much do you feed your fish? a pinch
What brand of food do you feed your fish? tetra color tropical flakes
Do you feed frozen or freeze-dried foods? no

Illness & Symptoms
How long have you had this fish? the green skirt i got yesterday and the black skirt i got a week before that
How long ago did you first notice these symptoms? today
In a few words, can you explain the symptoms? a single white spot on the green tetra and what appears to be white fuzz on my black skirts fins
Have you started any treatment for the illness? no
Was your fish physically ill or injured upon purchase? the black skirts fins were a little ripped, but he has a little longer fins so i assumed his tank mates at the store did it, or he did it on accident, and it would heal
How has its behavior and appearance changed, if at all? behavior hasn't but appearance has as stated above

Explain your emergency situation in detail. (Please give a clear explanation of what is going on, include details from the beginning of the illness leading up to now) I've had ich in this tank before, and it wiped out my entire tank except one glofish tetra. It appeared the day after buying them in pictures but i didn't notice until a couple of days later. It was way over two weeks since i last spotted any signs of ich before I put the new fish in the tank. so because I am paranoid I decided to check on my fish I bought yesterday. I noticed one single white spot on the green tetra on her bottom fin and towards the front and what looks like white fuzz on the black tetras fins. I'm a little worried because when I went to the locally owned fish shop I got him from the tank he was in was quarantined because several of the black skirts had died of unknown causes. I provided pictures below. sorry about the black skirt being blurry he kept moving before my camera could focus.

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Ghelfaire

Black skirt looks like it's getting nipped

Glo tetra may have ick
 
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kittenlover9876

Black skirt looks like it's getting nipped

Glo tetra may have ick
He might be getting nipped but ill watch him tho. He was in a tank with only 2 other skirt tetra until last saturday but it seems they've calmed down since adding 3 more so i hope that helps. Good to know its not fin rot. Ill watch the glo for now if it gets worse ill purchase some ich x cause it seems the only one safe for snails. Thank you so much.
 
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Ghelfaire

No problem, good luck
 
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