HELP QUESTION: Rummy Noses and Wierd White Patch

vin

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HI all,

I have a question regarding my Rummy Noses.....We purchased 4 Rummy Nose Tetras from our LFS the other day.....Today, all 4 are dead...We noticed yesterday that all 4 hard large white patches forming around their dorsal fins......Not little white spots like Ich, but an actual patch that you could say would resemble a saddle....

All water parameters are fine and well within their tolerable range....Ammonia: 0, Nitrite: 0, pH: 7.0, Nitrates: 10.......Water temp. 78 degrees.

I am now noticing that the two swordtails are hiding out behind the cryptocorines in the back of the tank......Something they never do...However, one of them has been cranking out fry since last August when we gave our male away....

Unfortunately, we don't have the resources or the room for a quarantine tank, so these guys were added to the pop after proper acclimation.

Any ideas, suggestions, remedies would be greatly appreciated.

We have 2 female swords, 1 dwarf gourami, 3 corys and 2 ottos in our 15 g.....I change 1/3 of the water every week.

Thanks
 
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vin

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Re: QUESTION: Rummy Noses and Wierd White Patch

Anyone?????
 

COBettaCouple

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Are the swordtails showing any of the same symptoms? What happened with the rummy noses sounds like a body fungus. Please check the links at the following post to see if the symptoms you saw match body fungus:


What has the behavior & appetite of your swordtails been like since you posted your msg? Are any of the other fish acting unusual? Without a quarantine tank, perhaps a med like Fungus Clear by Jungle Labs would be something to get along with some Prime or NovAqua+ for treating your tap water.

I'm not sure if some fungus was spread to the swordtails, but if it was, it could go to the others. The thing to do now is keep the water good, watch the fish closely and if they give you reason to think they might have a fungus, start the Fungus Clear. If you use the Fungus Clear, first do a partial water change 25-33% using tap water treated with Prime or NovAqua+ as the new water going into the tank. Then take the carbon out of the filter and anything you don't want stained out of the tank.
 
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vin

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Thanks for the info.... The rest of the fish appear to be fine. I don't notice any unusual spots on the swordtails or any of the other fish...They all have appetites and they're all active. In fact when I went to the tank a while ago, the swordtails starting swimming crazily like they do when they expect to be fed....

I'll keep an eye on them all and see what happens. Hopefully I got the infected fish out of there soon enough....
 

COBettaCouple

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vin said:
Thanks for the info.... The rest of the fish appear to be fine. I don't notice any unusual spots on the swordtails or any of the other fish...They all have appetites and they're all active. In fact when I went to the tank a while ago, the swordtails starting swimming crazily like they do when they expect to be fed....

I'll keep an eye on them all and see what happens. Hopefully I got the infected fish out of there soon enough....
Sounds like things are good, so that's the best plan. I think you did and just maintaining good water conditions and watching them is most likely all they're going to need and you're probably not going to be needing Fungus Clear now.
 
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vin

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I'm happy to report that all things are normal. No furter fish loss, no signs of infection in the other fish.....added 4 bloodfin tetras from another LFS today......We'll see what happens, but so far they appear to be taking well to their new home....
 

COBettaCouple

Member
Sounds great. Have you posted pics of the new guys?
 
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vin

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No, no pics....
 

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