Question Patchy silver dollars

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Possibly...? Depending on the angle.. do you have a picture?
 
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TWiG87 said:
Possibly...? Depending on the angle.. do you have a picture?
Yeah they only look patchy at a curtain angle
 

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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?
 
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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?
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.
 

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Might try treating with StressGuard. The SD's slimecoat looks pretty bad.
 
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Might try treating with StressGuard. The SD's slimecoat looks pretty bad.
I will do that. I was worried about them and I didnt/dont know what to do
 
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A201 said:
Might try treating with StressGuard. The SD's slimecoat looks pretty bad.
Also thank you for helping :)
 
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A201 said:
Might try treating with StressGuard. The SD's slimecoat looks pretty bad.
My silver dollar looks kinda like fuzzy in some
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Might try treating with StressGuard. The SD's slimecoat looks pretty bad.
I think they are getting worse? Because they kinda look like their skin is peeling off but it's not their skin
And I'm worried about them and idk what's happening :(
 

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I would start with A201’s recommendation of stress coat. Also, increasing your water change frequency won’t hurt.
 
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I would start with A201’s recommendation of stress coat. Also, increasing your water change frequency won’t hurt.
I got some of the stress guard stuff and I added it in the tank today,
And yeah I'll have to do a water change

Hopefully I can help the fish because I have no idea what's happening to them and their body is looking weird, they swim around normally and don't rub up against anything so I'm not quite sure what's happening

I just noticed this yesturday, it started to look like my SD was patchy now it's getting worse? Unless the steessguard is doing that? Will stressguard help with this? Or do I need to get different medicines?
(Sorry for all the questions)
 

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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?
 
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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?
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 me
 
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IMO, you're either dealing with Velvet or Columnaris? Are the tank mates okay & do you have a hospital tank?
Yeah the other fish are doing well
And I have my old tank that they were in before? But I don't have a filter for it
 

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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.
 
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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.
Is that the only way it can spread to other fish?

And should I put them in my other tank? I have an old filter that might work but I don't have the filter media for it, it's also still full of the old water that they were in before because I recently moved them to the bigger tank, I'm not quite sure what to do
 

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Definitely remove the SD. Get the old filter running. Chances for survival aren't very good.
 
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Definitely remove the SD. Get the old filter running. Chances for survival aren't very good.
Well I'll try and help them at least :/ do you have any suggestions for medication
 

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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.
 

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