White Stuff On Fish’s Fin

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquarium Quarantine' started by Django, Feb 3, 2019.

  1. DjangoNew MemberMember

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  2. A201Well Known MemberMember

    My guess is that a fungus has attached itself to an abrasion on the fin. Clean water should clear it up, or you might consider using Melafix.
  3. DjangoNew MemberMember

    Are there other options besides melafix? That would require removing carbon from the filter and I have the other fish in the tank to consider. Also, I don’t have a hospital tank.
  4. A201Well Known MemberMember

    Melafix is a tea oil product. It is more or less an antiseptic and won't hurt the tankmates.
  5. DjangoNew MemberMember

    Ok so if I use melafix I’ll have to remove the carbon. How long do you think the fish could tolerate unfiltered water?
  6. A201Well Known MemberMember

    I'm guessing your power filter has a media cartridge. If so don't remove it when using Melafix. I don't believe the carbon will have any effect on its potency.
  7. DjangoNew MemberMember

    Ok thanks. First I’ll try partial water changes every few days to see if it resolves. If not, I’ll try the melafix.