Help Sick Fish With White Stuff

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by andersonljv, Jul 1, 2019.

  1. andersonljv

    andersonljvNew MemberMember



    What is the water volume of the tank? 30x12x19
    How long has the tank been running? 3+ years
    Does it have a filter? Yes
    Does it have a heater? Yes
    What is the water temperature? 78

    How often do you change the water? No-weekly
    How much of the water do you change? 10%
    What do you use to treat your water?
    Do you vacuum the substrate or just the water? Both

    *Parameters - Very Important
    Ammonia levels were up so did a water change. Ammonia to 0. I will get exact numbers.

    Nitrite: 0
    Nitrate: 0
    pH: 6.0-6.5
    Gh: 180
    KH: 40

    How often do you feed your fish? 2x daily
    How much do you feed your fish? Pinch
    What brand of food do you feed your fish? Tetra
    Do you feed frozen or freeze-dried foods? Dried

    Illness & Symptoms
    How long have you had this fish? 3+ years
    How long ago did you first notice these symptoms? 4 days ago
    In a few words, can you explain the symptoms? White stuff dead fish
    Have you started any treatment for the illness? Yes
    Was your fish physically ill or injured upon purchase? No
    How has its behavior and appearance changed, if at all? hiding

    Explain your emergency situation in detail. White stuff is taking over. Killed off my Corey Cat Fish

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  2. skyla blue

    skyla blueValued MemberMember

    could be ick
  3. Dechi

    DechiValued MemberMember

    I’m just wondering how it’s possible to have no nitrates at all in an established tank ? Are you using strips or a test kit ?

    Also, you say you don’t do weekly water changes, and only 10 %? That is not enough for sure. I would do at least 25%-30% weekly, 40%-50% even better. If you’ve been not doing many changes for a lot of time, there might be problems with your water parameters, even though they don’t show on the usual tests we do.
  4. UnderwaterGalaxy

    UnderwaterGalaxyValued MemberMember

  5. Skavatar

    SkavatarWell Known MemberMember

    fungus and fin rot. the last pic the white dots are too symmetrical, prob not ich.