Need Help To Identify & Treat Disease Help

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  1. DebinOz

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    I have a 100cm community tank. I recently lost a cherry barb to some kind of disease, involving a white growth at the base of its dorsal fin. I thought it could be fungus so treated the tank for a week with Pimafix. I am now finding two more cherry barbs flashing, along with a young clown loach. There are no other signs of disease. The tank is established and has parameters Ammonia 0, nitrite 0, nitrate 2o and pH 6.6. I was concerned the pH may be getting too acidic so I added some neutral regulator today. I am worried about the flashing... it has been going on for the last week, since before I added the pimafix.

    Any ideas or advice?
     
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    A photo of your fish may help identify what's going on otherwise everyone is guessing and working blind, close ups if possible
     
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    Above is the only photo I have of the fish that died. It’s not the best so I didn’t originally post it. The fish that are flashing still have no observable marks or other symptoms. Below here is a male fish that has started to twitch today. I also have Congo tetra, dwarf gourami, a clown loach and bristlenose in there.
     
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    For some reason we are locked out of seeing your photos
     
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    That’s weird. I am not sure why. how about this one?
     
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    Getting message off fishlore that says You do not have permission to view this page
     
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    Same here:

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    Hi. I am still having problems that I can't identify, and it has spread now to all tanks, even the fry tank. Fish are flashing. No other symptoms except my guppy is now bottom sitting and one cherry barb is periodically swimming vertically in place. I am getting very upset as I don't want a mass extinction!
     
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    We still can't see the photos. There's an issue with the formatting. Could you try once more, maybe a different way?
     
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    Maybe you should sterilize all your equipment you use to prevent cross-contamination? And do so after each time you put something in a tank, at least until this is figured out.
    Pimafix is a natural-based product, primarily Bay oil. Honestly, I'm not surprised it didn't do anything. You can try General Cure, Jungle Fungal Clear, Paraguard... Personally I'd start with Paraguard, as it's an antifungal, anti-bacterial, anti-virus, according to Seachem. I've used it in aquariums with snails and plants and filter with no problems. General Cure is something I've also used when I didn't know what was wrong with my fish but suspected gill flukes because of flashing and other behaviors but no visual evidence of anything wrong and it worked in my case. That's also filter, snail, plant, and (in my experience) fry safe.
    The Fungal Clear would be my last choice since it seems pretty strong, has chemicals that can cause cancer, and can dye certain surfaces.
    Of course, there's a lot of other options as well.
     
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    Thanks, I will try and find some Paraguard. Sounds like a good option
     
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