Zebra Danio Looks Really Sick

Michael_mde
  • #1
Ok so I have a 55gl with 7 zebra danios water parameters are fine but one of the zebra danios has white out growths and I know it's not ick I've seen ick before but anyways I'm not sure what it is but also there is some kind of clear looking strand coming from the anal flap. It almost looks like the fish is torn up but it's no color is fine under the white stuff so I need help also he/she is eating well but not moving as much as the others please someone help!
 
CanadianJoeh
  • #2
Ok so I have a 55gl with 7 zebra danios water parameters are fine but one of the zebra danios has white out growths and I know it's not ick I've seen ick before but anyways I'm not sure what it is but also there is some kind of clear looking strand coming from the anal flap. It almost looks like the fish is torn up but it's no color is fine under the white stuff so I need help also he/she is eating well but not moving as much as the others please someone help!
Sounds like Columnaris, a good bacterial med like Kanaplex will take care of that right away.
 
Michael_mde
  • Thread Starter
  • #3
Oh geez yeah looks quite similar to what the danio has . Thanks for the fast reply I'll get back to you in a couple of days to see if anything else comes up
 
Rtessy
  • #4
Columnaris moves fast, unfortunately, and just in case you get confused it's actually a bacterial growth not fungus, hence the kanaplex whihc treats gram negative bacteria. Good luck!
 
CanadianJoeh
  • #5
Columnaris moves fast, unfortunately, and just in case you get confused it's actually a bacterial growth not fungus, hence the kanaplex whihc treats gram negative bacteria. Good luck!
My apologies! That's what I meant
 
Rtessy
  • #6
Lol I figured as much, since you did recommend the right medicine. Totally looks like a fungus though, I just didn't want OP to get confused about treating fungus with bacterial meds
 
Michael_mde
  • Thread Starter
  • #7
Columnaris moves fast, unfortunately, and just in case you get confused it's actually a bacterial growth not fungus, hence the kanaplex whihc treats gram negative bacteria. Good luck!
. So in this case I'm assuming melafix should work right?
 
CanadianJoeh
  • #8
. So in this case I'm assuming melafix should work right?
No no no!

If you have Melafix, throw it away!

It's not a real medication and it is entirely useless.

Stick to the Kanaplex. Good solid medication from a reputable company.
 
Michael_mde
  • Thread Starter
  • #9
Well I'm not sure about it being useless but I will try the kanaplex first thanks a ton
 
Rtessy
  • #10
Yeah, melafix isn't the best medication since it's more natural (but never use for labyrinth fish like bettas and gouramis) for columnaris at least. It can help with lesser grade stuff, but unfortunately columnaris is a tough bug and kanaplex is a strong medication that works well against it. I don't know if you have inverts, but it does say it's not invert safe but loads of people still have their snails and shrimp survive the treatment, so it's kind of iffy on that
 
Michael_mde
  • Thread Starter
  • #11
I think you mean invertebrates right?
 
Michael_mde
  • Thread Starter
  • #12
So I posted a picture of him not sure if this will help towaeto identifying it.
 

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Rtessy
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It's hard to tell from the pic, but it does look like columnaris. Is the danio also bloated? Do you think it's constipation? Are any scales sticking out?
 
Michael_mde
  • Thread Starter
  • #14
Um ilI' see
 
Michael_mde
  • Thread Starter
  • #15
No signs of bloating but there Is some scales stichist up
 
Michael_mde
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  • #16
Um so Ive been waiting for the kanaplex to arrive because couldbt find it at any stores um but while I was waiting it almost seems like the columnaris cleared up is that possible?
 

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