So it started with Bluey needing help (his tail looks pretty weak but no further signs of deterioration) and now it's Crumb. A few days ago, I noticed he had something that looked suspiciously like fin rot. I keep him very clean, so I think it might have been caused by the filter. (I didn't trust the filter: always making noise, and when I turn it off, gets bacteria - so I shut it off) I was cleaning his tank and some of the old water from the filter dripped into the water. Apprently this was a big deal because it looks like it gave him fin rot. I'm treating him for that with JFC and it seems to have halted. I also did a 100% water change and cleaned out his sand with hot water and melafix and i washed all the plants, filter parts, etc. This morning I woke up to find him covered in a stringy fungus! It's so far just on his tail, and when he swims fast, it falls off. He's still eating, acting just fine, and the fin rot seems to have stopped progressing, but now there's fungus. I was going to do the 2nd dose of JFC tomorrow (that's 4 days, per the box) but it doesn't seem to be affecting the fungus. I was thinking of moving him to a quarantine tank without a heater (since it's fairly warm in here, about 77 degrees right now) and cleaning out and sanitizing his whole tank with bleach for a few days. Any thoughts/ suggestions?
Why Crumb? I love Crumb. :(