Tank Size: 10 gallons, shallow fill- breeding tank
Filter: No running filter
Food: pellet, freeze dried bloodworm
The tank is a standard breeding setup with a filter, plants, clear hood, and a new heater that I have been gradually raising the temperature of. Today it reached 82F.
Ivan has open sores on his head, strange red tumor-like objects on his pectoral fin, sudden large patches of gray finnage on his caudal and dorsal fins, dissolving fins, paleness, lethargy, clamped fins, cloudy eyes, loss of appetite, and possibly some areas of deteriorating slime coat. Just about everything that could be wrong is wrong, though his scales are not pine-coning and there is no sign of fungus.
12 hours ago he was perfectly fine, enjoying his tank. I moved him to the breeding tank a few days ago in preparation for spawning. He had recovered a few weeks ago from a very minor case of fin rot and was showing no signs of additional fin loss, only regrowth. Suddenly this afternoon he was like this, and I'm trying to figure out if this is an infection or something more serious like tuberculosis, or if it is some sort of contamination in the tank; I think he is a lost cause, but if what he has is contagious I need to find out. I want to make sure I know what it is because if the breeding tank is contaminated I will have to start all over again.
For the time being I moved him to a smaller tank with Aq Salt. He seems a tiny bit perkier, but I don't know if that is just from the excitement of being moved.
I'll try to get some pictures.