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White Patch On Platty
Can someone help me identify this white patch on my platty please? I'm not sure if its a fungus or something....
Ive attached a pic Ive taken of my platty.
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It difficult to tell from the photo but...whenever I see a white patch the first thing I think is fungus. Does it look cottony? If so, you could try treating with a med that is good for treating fungus. I have used Maricyn 2 in the past, but I don't know if that is even being made anymore. You may want to take a look at Tetra LifeGuard, but check the package to be sure it treats fungal infections.
Thank you for the advice....
No it isn't a cotton/fluffy kind of patch. I caught the fish to get a closer look at it. Its just a patch. My one orange platty who died last week, half his body (tummy to tail) were white. Could it be perhaps Columnarisdisease?
Ive lowered my temp to 24°C and added some aquarium salt (1tbs per gal). My next step it to add some fungus meds. I have Tetra Medica FungiStop. Do you think this will help?
It could be columnaris. I thought columnaris would be white and fluffy, but I could be wrong about that, since I'm not that knowledgeable when it comes to columnaris. But I do know columnaris can be a very nasty disease and can wipe out a tank quickly if not treated. I *think* Prazipro (sp) may be a suitable med for it, but once again I'm not certain.
I sure wish someone who knew more than I do, would join this thread.
Me too. I'm also not familier with it. I tried to look it up but got so confused. But I do know its not ICH. I really hope someone here can help me.
But thank you again for trying to help me. I really apreciate it alot.
Yes, it is definitely not ich. I think KimberlyG might be good with fish diseases, maybe she'll respond.
Thank you very much for helping me. It means a lot to me.
You are welcome.
I always think fungal infections after a fish has been injured or has something like ammonia burns or a slime coat issue. Anywhere you find dead organic matter, look for fungus. If they have not been injured I tend to think of bacterial infections. Most of those are avoided with a good maintenance schedual. You can do everything right and still have fish with week immune systems. Those fish can be effected by normally occurring bacteria. Which of the two do you think you have going on?
I think its bacterial infection....Columnaris.
I'm on my phone so it is hard for me to see, but it does sound like it could be columnaris. Best treated with Kanaplex and Furan2 used together. I won't be at a computer for a few hours.
Thank you for your help. Will go to the pet store and check if they have.
I really glad you waited for KimberlyG to answer before running out to get meds.
Yes me too. I'm going to the pet store today and see if I can get the meds she told me about her in SA. Or something simmular.
Sofar no deaths again. But I'm keeping my eye on them. Dont like it if my fish are sick.
Thank you to you and to everyone that helped me sofar with advice. It means the world to me.....
Just thought id stick my head in...
Ive dealt with columnaris and it does not look like that. Ime, columnaris looks like it sucks all pigment out of the fish. Ie a red platy would turn grey, a cobra guppy would turn grey with black dots (keep the pattern), etc. Also eventually the skin/scales appear to turn to dust or dissolve away.
It looks like a fungus to me in the early stages. If you haven't already done so, quarantine the fish so that whatever it is does not spread. I hope you fix it ^.^
Thank you for your advice. I'm glad to hear that it might not be Columnaris.
Yes Ive already taken the sick fish out and I'm buzy treating the whole tank with Tetra FungiStop and Aquarium Salt. Sofar everything looks ok. But will still keep my eye on things.
Ive noticed that my one Golden Gourami is chasing the other Gouramies and fish around. Think he's causing the stress in the tank. And my Gold spot plego isn't very happy with the temp that I turned down form 28°C to 24°C......Lol
Being a scaleless fish, I'm sure your pleco isn't happy with the salt in the tank. Salt irritates the skin of scaleless fish. And in all honesty, I really don't believe in using aquarium salt. I really don't think it will be helpful in this situation.