Hi all. My boy Soldier came down with something really fast, night before last. He was severely bloated, and I thought his scales were starting to pinecone. I didn't have anything in the house to treat him with, so I had to leave him overnight.
Yesterday, I picked up some maracyn 2, some epsom salts, and a small tank to use as a hospital tank. It's only a gallon and a half, it's sitting at 80 degrees, and I've got the filter running without any media to get a bit of aeration. By the time I got him in the tank, his scales were DEFINITELY pineconed, and he's got some white stringy poop hanging with him.
It looks like dropsy to me, so that's the way I was treating it. This morning he seems awfully sluggish, but the lights aren't on yet, so he may just be sleeping, the pineconing seems to have gone down a little bit, but that could be wishful thinking. Now though, there's a white fuzzy on his tail, and more white fuzzy growing on the filter. I didn't notice any of that in his old tank.
With it growing in water already treated with antibiotics, I'm not sure what it is. Could it be an actual fungus? And if so how do I treat? Things are not looking so good for my tough little fish.