No I had them for about a year. Yes I tested the water everything is good so far. I did recently transfer all my fish to a bigger tank (It is cycled) because they needed an upgrade.TWiG87 said:He definitely looks a little rough. Its been years since I had mine, but I don’t remember that appearance. His fins look pretty tattered as well. Are they new to the tank? Have you tested your water?
My silver dollar looks kinda like fuzzy in someA201 said:
I think they are getting worse? Because they kinda look like their skin is peeling off but it's not their skinA201 said:
I got some of the stress guard stuff and I added it in the tank today,TWiG87 said:I would start with A201’s recommendation of stress coat. Also, increasing your water change frequency won’t hurt.
I don't notice any gold or yellow dust like particles on it. The patches are just white and kinda fuzzy looking? Maybe they aren't fuzzy but they look fuzzy to meA201 said:The SD is much worse. Looks like actual tissue is peeling from the body. That is a symtom of Oodinium / Velvet. Do you notice any gold or yellow dust like particles on the SD?
Yeah the other fish are doing wellA201 said:IMO, you're either dealing with Velvet or Columnaris? Are the tank mates okay & do you have a hospital tank?
Is that the only way it can spread to other fish?A201 said:Oodinium is extremely contagious, so having healthy tank mates likely rules that out.
Columnaris, a bacterial disease, is usually fatal, even after antibiotic treatment. It can spread if tank mates are allowed to graze on a dead infected corpse.
Its best to remove the infected fish asap and either treat the disease with antibiotics or euthanize.
Sorry I didn't recognize the illness earlier.
Afterwards, do a 50% water change & keep watch on the tankmates.
Well I'll try and help them at least :/ do you have any suggestions for medicationA201 said:Definitely remove the SD. Get the old filter running. Chances for survival aren't very good.
SixThreeOh said:Probably being bullied and scraping against something. I'll get one every now and then that looks like that. Stresscoat or some salt with clean water will get it back to normal.
I don't know if its columnaris because they aren't gasping for air ar the top, and they don't look pale or bloated, and they aren't swimming around weird they are swimming normally.SixThreeOh said:Here's one of mine that had the same thing. I thought it was columnaris, but it's just from scraping up their sides. Think it just looks worse on them compared to other fish since they're scaleless.
They are normally pretty skiddish and spooked tbh. And I will do that.SixThreeOh said:Figure out what's spooking them. Spread decorations out so they have ample space to avoid them. Add some salt to get the slime coat back into shape.
Do you have any recommendations for the brand of salt?SixThreeOh said:Go to the baking aisle and find a salt that's non-iodized and doesn't have an anti-caking agent. I add 1 cup to my 75 gallon.
They are extremely skittish. Mine have all sorts of triggers. I can't use certain lights in my kitchen because they'll freak out. Phone-flashes and the flashlight even during the day set them off. If I don't turn my aquarium lights on/off in the right order they go berserk.
One more question, do I have to dissolve the salt in water before adding it into the tank?SixThreeOh said:Half a cup should work. Whatever is cheapest, which is normally Kroger brand for me.