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Old 02-06-2013, 05:52 PM   #1 
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Fungal Infection

Hi, my Felix has a fungal infection. I have QT'd him with stress coat/fish protector/jungal fungus eliminator.

The thing is I have a planted tank. Obviously I'll do a 100% water change after this and maybe inspect my plants a bit. But do I have to worry about the infection coming back? It's kind of hard to nuke the tank when it has live plants.
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:20 PM   #2 
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Try to answer as many of these as you can.

Housing
What size is your tank?
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have a filter?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated?
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
How often do you feed your betta fish?

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change?
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:27 PM   #3 
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I'm not here asking for a diagnosis... I'm asking whether a 100% water change is enough to eliminate a fungal infection from a planted tank or if I have to toss away all my plants, get new substrate, and boil my driftwood.
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:55 PM   #4 
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Oh, sorry. I misread your post.
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:08 AM   #5 
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Okay, I'm going to backtrack here since having him in the QT bowl gives me a better look... what looked immediately like a blotchy white infection of some kind may just be his scales falling out or losing color?

I couldn't get very many good pics... but by my up-close observations it's really hard for me to tell if the scales are gone or not because they're such a stark contrast of color of what they were just a night or two ago, but they still kind of have the lines between them as if they are scales.

He just ate NLS, I've had him for about a week and a half, and he is active and always comes up to greet me when I enter the room of course. 5g planted tank, weekly 20% water changes. Temp 78 (took heater from main tank and put into bowl since well, nerite snails don't require a heater and bettas do). Azoo palm filter. Using tetra aquasafe plus in the 5g, stress coat in the QT bowl but honestly seeing as how huge the API bottle was when it came in the mail I'll probably just use it solely from here on out. && water parameters are 0 across the board & pH of 7.6

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As stated before he's currently in a 2g QT bowl with nothing but a thermometer & heater; stress coat/kordon's fish protector/jungal fungus clear. If I need to I'll make a trip to petco for maracyn 1 & 2 tomorrow morning since they dont have it at the LFS down the street... I've been meaning to stockpile caffeine free black tea for this kind of stuff dangit.

The only things I can think of for him rubbing scales off on is the driftwood in the tank and the spongey intake cover that comes with the azoo filter.

I'm not *too* worried because he is in such lovely spirits and really doesn't seem to be different at all aside from the weird scale thing going on, and I feel like if it isn't just "marbling" or something that it's the early stages of something fungal and the jungle fizz will most likely end that from progressing.
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