Parasites Swimming In Tank!?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by CanadianFishFan, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. CanadianFishFanWell Known MemberMember

    So a week ago my gourami died turning the night and i woke up to im being eaten by parasites. I screamed and cleaned everything that day. I then let it all dry and re did my tank and im letting it cycle for a new betta for this tank. I had 4 mossballs in there but when i put them in a bowl of water to the side they seem to have brought the parasites with, even though i rinsed and squished the mossball and put it into freshwater. So what do i do to the mossballs so i can add them back without killing my new betta? And what was this parasite...?
    upload_2018-4-15_22-8-6.png The things at the edge of the bowl that look THICCKER.
  2. endlercollectorFishlore VIPMember

    I'd put them in a solution of potassium permanganate for a couple of days.
  3. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    Not parasites. Scuds or the like. Not harmful to live fish, but almost every living thing in the tank will eat dead fish.
  4. CanadianFishFanWell Known MemberMember

    thanks, my internet was being stupid and most of posted this twice...