What can I do at home right now to treat fun rot

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by fishkeeper21, Jun 23, 2016.

  1. fishkeeper21

    fishkeeper21 Valued Member Member

    Desperately needed
     
  2. Aster

    Aster Well Known Member Member

    Water changes. QT the affected fish(es) and do daily 50% water changes and see if that helps.
     
  3. ToddHendrix

    ToddHendrix Valued Member Member

    Agreed. Nothing works as well as crystal clear water. It does take time and i understand you want to get rid of it RIGHT NOW (as i have felt with other diseases and everyone else has here on the fourums) but it does take time. As long as you are patient and continue those water changes it will be gone before you know it.
     




  4. OP
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    fishkeeper21

    fishkeeper21 Valued Member Member

    My fish also has cloudy eyes is there a chance he can die from fin rot also the fins are reddish
     
  5. Aster

    Aster Well Known Member Member

    Cloudy eyes sounds like popeye. Reddish fins sounds like ammonia burns.

    Can you tell us your tank size, stocking, and parameters?

    EDIT: And yes, he can die from finrot if the rot spreads to his body.
     
  6. OP
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    fishkeeper21

    fishkeeper21 Valued Member Member

    I have him in a 55 gallon with a pleco and corydoras
     
  7. Aster

    Aster Well Known Member Member

    What kind of fish are we talking about? You never specified. If it's a common pleco, they create massive loads of waste and should be rehomed. Is your tank cycled?
     
  8. OP
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    fishkeeper21

    fishkeeper21 Valued Member Member

    I think it's cycled a gold doted pleco (L001)
     
  9. Aster

    Aster Well Known Member Member

    A cycled tank has 0 ammonia, 0 nitrite, and ideally <20 nitrates. If your tank isn't cycled, that explains the problems you're having.
     
  10. OP
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    fishkeeper21

    fishkeeper21 Valued Member Member

    How do I know my water is crystal clear and I have never done water tests ever
     
  11. codyrex97

    codyrex97 Well Known Member Member

    You need an API Freshwater Master Test Kit.

    Do you know about the nitrogen cycle? You won't be able to tell if the water is toxic by looking at it. It can be crystal clear yet deadly.
     
  12. OP
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    fishkeeper21

    fishkeeper21 Valued Member Member

    How much does the cheapest cost I'm only 12 years old so I don't have a lot of money
     
  13. codyrex97

    codyrex97 Well Known Member Member

    Hmm I think it is $20-$30

    Extremely necessary for fishkeeping.
     
  14. OP
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    fishkeeper21

    fishkeeper21 Valued Member Member

    That's vary cheap I'm thinking about getting new fish can fin rot be contagious and what do you recommend doing right now I only have a half gallon tank left that is unused and I never quarantined a fish
     
  15. codyrex97

    codyrex97 Well Known Member Member

    You'll at least need to rehome either the goldfish or the other fish, as the goldfish isn't temperature compatible with the others. If it were me I would try to rehome the goldfish, then work from there, adding some schooling fish to what you have. But you wanna research the Nitrogen Cycle and look up requirements for any fish you plan on getting. The test kit will help you know what's going on in your tank. If your tank isn't cycled, and you can get your hands on Seachem Prime, that will help a ton with fish-in cycling.

    You'll want to rehome one or the other and get your test kit and figure out if your tank is cycled or not before you get any additional fish.
     
  16. OP
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    fishkeeper21

    fishkeeper21 Valued Member Member

    Why do I have to rehome the goldfish is it contagious
     
  17. codyrex97

    codyrex97 Well Known Member Member

    I don't know if it's contagious, but either the goldfish has to go, or your other fish have to go. The goldfish is used to cooler water temperatures while your other fish are tropical and are used to water temp in the high 70s or so. Do you happen to know what temperature your water is? Since the goldfish is sick and not the other fish, I am going to assume that the temperature is in the tropical range and that is why your goldfish got sick.
     




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