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Hi All,

I have a few sick fish in the tank and I would like your opinions on what it may be. I have been looking all over the site and the web for what this may be but I have 3 different fish sick and they all seem to have different symptoms.

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60 Gal tank
no new fish
moderately stocked with tropical fish
no live plants
water perimeters unknown as I am currently treating the tank(didnt think I would get a proper reading with tank being medicated)
using melafix and pimafix on day 4 of treatment
The sick (with visible signs)1 tetra(fin rot and weird bumps) and 1 silver dollar(pop eye and a black mark on his side)
Dead: 1 platy with no visible signs other than labored breathing and resting at the bottom before death
1 dwarf gourami with open sore and labored breathing
1 dwarf gourami with no symptoms

Im not sure what is going on in the tank and I am treating with Melafix and Pimafix. From what I am reading possibly a bacterial infection? Not sure since we are getting several symptoms.

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What have you done to treat the water ??
 

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Hmm, can we have your water parameters anyways? What test kit are you using? What other fish are in the tank?

Welcome to Fish Lore, kendosky11!!!! Nice to have you here!
 
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I use the API master test kit my readings are ph 7.2 high ph 7.8 ammonia 0 nitrite 0 and nitrate 0-5. ppm so all the levels are ok even with the medication in there. Other fish in the tank are 3 more silver dollars, 3 more tetras, 1 platty, 1 pleco, 4 rosy barbs, 1 dwarf gourami, 2 regular gouramis, 3 cory cats and 4 of their cory cat babies, 5 asian algae eaters. I am treating the fish with melafix and pimafix and just use a regular water conditioner like API for water changes.

And Thank you, Ive been here a while but only come in occasionally
 

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Well....... Do you have any other tanks that you have shared equipment with? Also, what kind of pleco?
 
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no, its just a regular tank nothing has been added. I gave you all of the information. He is a common pleco
 

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I would do a complete 100% water change ... It's a little risky but there has to be something in your water causing this... Have you cleaned or changed filter sponges also ? Then just add some stress coat
 
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A 100% water change is too risky I think. Everything is regularly maintained. I finished the 7 days treatment of pimafix and metafix and am waiting to see what happens next. My Tetra I am afraid, is a lost cause. He is eating well, swimming fine. Doesnt seem to be any labored breathing but he is still covered in the(for a lack of better word) boo boos. It will just be a matter of time before he goes I am sure. As long as he is swimming fine, eating and acting normal he will be in my tank. I don't want to have to euthanize him but if it comes to that point I will have to do it.

Ive never seen anything like this before....its baffling me. Guess(and hoping) its just a bacterial and or fungal thing that has been resolved with the treatment.
 

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I hope so too. And I sincerely hope he pulls through.

Best of luck and wishes for you all.
 
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Thank you!! I hope so too. Hes part of a 4some that Ive had for a long time. Id hate to lose any of them.
 
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