I almost hate my 72 gal tank

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by redlessi, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. redlessi

    redlessi Well Known Member Member

    Now I have 1 red wag platy with 2 white spots (1 on tail and 1 on head), and its flashing.

    One of my angels has a white cottony spot on its bottom fin and and one neon with a white spot.

    It does not really look like ich, more cottony.

    What should I do???

    This is the same tank that was treated for camallanus worms twice a while ago.
     
  2. m

    michael68 Valued Member Member

    i used lifegaurd by tetra when my fish got those cotton spots,it worked great and it never came back.The only problem with that product is that it kills most of your beneficial bacteria as well.My tank went into a mini cycle,but now everything is back to normal.
     
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    redlessi

    redlessi Well Known Member Member

    I have some fungas eliminator by jungle but not sure if its fungus or not??????

    I would hate to medicate for the wrong thing.
     




  4. Meenu

    Meenu Fishlore VIP Member

    wow, reds, I am so sorry. You've had some really rotten luck with this tank. *hug*

    If you post some pics, maybe someone can help you diagnose before you treat?
     
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    redlessi

    redlessi Well Known Member Member

    Thanks Meenu, Glad to see you back on.

    It is almost impossible for me to get good pics, I really lack photo skills but I will try. These dang fish are sooooo fast.
     
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    redlessi

    redlessi Well Known Member Member

    these are the best I could get right now, this is the white angel with 1 cottony spot on bottom fin. btw can anyone tell if its a male or female by this horrible pic?

    The first pic its the white spot near the bottom of bottom fin. I know its not a good pic.............
     

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  7. Elodea

    Elodea Well Known Member Member

    I'm sorry, I can't really tell from the picture. Do you have a QT? I think you should isolate the fish first before medicating, or you risk screwing the tank with medications. Especially if you havve any snails or inverts.
     
  8. m

    michael68 Valued Member Member

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    redlessi

    redlessi Well Known Member Member

    Here is the neon with the spot on its tail.

    I dont have a qt tank right now so I would probably treat the whole tank especially since they are already exposed to whatever it is by now.
     

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    redlessi

    redlessi Well Known Member Member

    They say its not supposed to damage your beneficial bacteria.............
     
  11. m

    michael68 Valued Member Member

    Thats great!If all your fish have the cotton spots i would treat the tank.I am not an expert,but i know from experience that this fungus if thats what it is will spread.
     
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    redlessi

    redlessi Well Known Member Member

    So I treated with the jungle fungus eliminator and the angels are eating the meds:eek:
     
  13. m

    michael68 Valued Member Member

    oh no! not sure if thats good or not.
     
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    redlessi

    redlessi Well Known Member Member

    Well for now everyone is out and about like usual. I had to use almost the whole thing for this big of a tank. Hopefully in a few days I will see some results..

    I will definitely keep a close eye on everybody...........

    Thanks
     
  15. m

    michael68 Valued Member Member

    Everything will be fine the fungus will go away and all your fish will be fine.I wish i had a 72g tank!!!!!!
     
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  16. Furallicah

    Furallicah Well Known Member Member

    Jungle is a good brand, but their medications are weak just to warn. But I think a while thing will work. Sorry to hear Redlessi, I hope everything works out well for you.
     
  17. bolivianbaby

    bolivianbaby Fishlore Legend Member

    Oh, Reds, I'm sorry. I know this tank has not made things easy on you. I don't have a lot of experience with meds, but best fishy wishes are headed your way:;group
     
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    redlessi

    redlessi Well Known Member Member

    I am honestly ready to bag up all the fish, take them to the lfs and tear this thing down!fru:;fru:;fru:;fru:;fru:;fru:;fru:;fru:;fru:;fru:;fru
     
  19. bolivianbaby

    bolivianbaby Fishlore Legend Member

    Hang in there, Reds! It's always darkest before the dawn.
     
  20. Algae Eater

    Algae Eater Well Known Member Member

    Aw, I'm sorry you're having so much trouble with this tank. I hope everything turns out OK!
     




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