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Old 08-23-2012, 06:18 PM   #11 
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Fungal Disease Information

Symptoms
White, or fuzzy growths on the outside of fish
Fish has become less active
Won't eat
Diluted colors
Patches of white

Treatment
This disease is very common with stressed fish and is cured by, easing the temperature within the tank to 80 will also help. But no higher than 82. If the disease progresses then invest in a high quality fungus treatment to help aid the treatment, if that doesn't work then I highly suggest that you either euthanize the fish or heavily Medicate, sterilize, and heat the temp even higher within the tank

Cause
There are many factors to what causes this specific disease but it's similar to many others.
-poor water quality, like high ammonia, and nitrites along with unecxeptable Amounts of nitrates
-stressful tankmates and constant nipping
-being battered around by flow
-not acclimated properly
-stressful housing
Are all main factors to the disease as they all lead to a lored immune system which leaves all fish helpless towards all diseases

Prevention
-keep water clean
-keep the stress to minimal amounts
-keep water heated
-choose acceptable tank mates
-provide enough cover
-give your fish enough room to swim and spread its fins.




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Ick or ich, otherwise known as "white spot"

Symptoms
-small white dots over the fish's body
-lethargy
-loss of appetite
-loss of color

Treatment
-raising the temperature a bit
-adding a small amount of salt if your fish are tolerant of it
-a proper medication. Copper based products works well but is toxic to many inverts and fish

Cause
This is usually caused by a lowered immune system which is a common result of stress, a stressed fish is one that's more susceptible to diseases. As long as you can provide the optimal ca for each individual fish. They should be fine and not suffer from diseases such as white spot

Prevention
This disease is easily prevented by Quarentining new fish, keeping stress minimal, and providing optimal requirements for each fish, this disease is very common, and is very contagious
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:22 PM   #12 
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Well is ffungal Disiees and thanks will do that!
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:25 PM   #13 
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Thanks soo much Mo
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:32 PM   #14 
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The heating it uo a bit gas done something already he seems more active in his qt bowl. :)
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Old 08-23-2012, 07:04 PM   #15 
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He is getting wrose is sort of spreadin the white stuff to his head. Gonna make an emergency water change right now
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