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Old 11-11-2012, 04:35 AM   #1 
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Blueberry has fungus.

I woke up just now to check upon my fishies, and noticed that Blueberry has either injured or BITTEN this lower fin and it's hanging off developing fungus. I would like to know the procedure I should follow to heal him.

It is tailbitting, just noticed some new bite marks on his tail, he has had a history of tailbiting but he has never done it before, how can I solve this, should I move him to my 4,4 g which I had trying to cycle? I am going to cancel the cycling, wash everything. Ammonia there is too high.

The fungus tip just fell off, there is still a white spot looking thing which I cannot tell if it is fuzzy on his tail. Should the treatment still be for fungus?

The dorsal fin is ripped because he flared too profusely as his own reflection one :/

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Old 11-11-2012, 04:49 AM   #2 
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I forgot to add pics, today was his day of 100% water change, also, it's a 1,5g, with heater 25C.

The fungus you see hanging there, just fell off. No signs of fungus except perhaps an odd white spot on his tail. Should I use medication or aq salt.
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:56 PM   #3 
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The cottony patch has gotten a bit bigger-- I'm starting to wonder if this is really fungus or columnaris. Can anyone help me find out which one?

It's a cottony white but I see a little dark green on it or perhaps it's grey?' And there is a red sore on the area, please tell me as soon as possible so I can change his medication appropiately.
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:03 PM   #4 
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I'm not sure. PM Sakura. Just buming it up.
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:12 PM   #5 
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I'm not sure. PM Sakura. Just buming it up.
I have, i'm just anxious because I'm unsure what to do. Or what it is
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:38 PM   #6 
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If I remeber right colomus causes scales to turn up and is uncurbable. IAL is good for any disease and salt baths work very well.
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:01 PM   #7 
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I would definitely give him a salt bath and keep him warm.
Does he have any tank mates? Or any new plants or decor?
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:06 PM   #8 
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Hi Asuka. Well, the red sores look about normal for a tailbiter so that's nothing to worry about, thank goodness. I've had my tailbiters get those before and as long as the water stays clean, the chances of infection are minimal and the fin heals on its own. The fungus part is a little trickier. It could be just excess slime coat or possibly some saprolegnia fungus which tends to grow at the site of open wounds. AQ salt is definitely the way to go. I googled but I can't tell, what are the ingredients in Mycopur?
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:43 PM   #9 
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If you want, I can PM you a link to another betta forum that has a nice article about how to tell the difference between columnaris and fungus. The pictures are pretty helpful but I think you have to be logged in to the site to see them.

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colomus causes scales to turn up and is uncurbable. IAL is good for any disease and salt baths work very well.
Yeah - near the end of the fish's life it can develop dropsy but that is usually a later development. Some beginning stages would be clamped, color loss, fuzzies, strange white patches that lead to leasions/scale loss...

This is advanced columnaris..or somethng very similar to it.


*backs away from thread and lets sakura handle things*

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Old 11-11-2012, 11:11 PM   #10 
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Thanks, Tiki, for dropping the dreaded C bomb. o.O JK

Tiki can PM you her link but I can also post a link here that is not from another forum.

Columnaris (Flexibacteria); Aquarium, Pond Treatment, Prevention; Fungus, Saprolegnia
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