White Fuzz Growing On A Fish?

grumpygills

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Well, I can't really tell if it's white fuzz, dead flesh, a sore, etc. It just popped up today because the GouramI seemed to be doing just fine yesterday
Can someone help identify the problem so we can properly treat him? I wish the quality was better, he's just a fast booger and never sits still.

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AvalancheDave

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grumpygills

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AvalancheDave said:
It could be Columnaris.
Ooh yes, looking at that the symptoms do seem to match. I'll do some more research on that andfind the best way to treat it. Does that seem like the most likely cause or are there any other things it might be?
 
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grumpygills

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AvalancheDave said:
Columnaris is very common but Saprolegnia is also a possibility. Saprolegnia gives your fish a white chia pet look:

Is This Advanced Hith Or Something Different?
Yeah I think the other one looked a bit more similar.
Reading though everything I've been able to find and there seems to be no dead-set way to treat this. Should I quarantine the fish that's affected? I don't see anything floating or stuck to the glass that he could have contracted it from and most, if not all of the people this has affected have seen the fungus in their tank elsewhere. I just don't want it to spread to my other fish.
 
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