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Old 10-02-2013, 12:14 PM   #1 
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Exclamation platy has what looks like cotton growing

Ok so I was last posting about my bettas that died. and my platys were all in the tanks with all the bettas at some point. now I have a platy that's dorsel fin is almost completely gone and now has this cotton looking stuff growing there. I need to know if it's normal or is something else going on

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Old 10-02-2013, 12:17 PM   #2 
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hopefully the pic shows enough
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:34 PM   #3 
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It is a bit hard to tell, a side picture would help much more. Did you ever clear up all the things about Myco's or tell if you had Myco's?
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Old 10-02-2013, 01:05 PM   #4 
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Well I haven't used the tank or decor that came from the male bettas 2 tanks. one of them I bleached rinsed key stay in Sun fire few weeks etc but still haven't used it. I think I've covered everything but I'm not perfect and could very well have missed something. which is why I haven't invested in more fish right now
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Old 10-02-2013, 04:49 PM   #6 
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Okay, yeah the mostly looks like Columnaris and the classic 'saddleback patch'.

Did you use the same siphon for all your tanks? That would spread it around as well, same with net's, any buckets/cups.
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:44 PM   #7 
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Yes same siphon was used I cleaned it but probably not good enough
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Yeah, I would guess it probably spread through all your tanks if you've used the same one :-/ I'm sorry. For now though you can just let them be, you can treat that Platy for columnaris and hopefully it will help out. You can try Furan-2 or KanaPlex if you have it.
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Old 10-06-2013, 07:43 AM   #9 
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I don't have the mentioned meds. but the platy looks fine today. fins growing back not as cottiny looking..... I woke up to a dead pleco though....I want to get another vt male today. is there anything y'all can think of I need to have on hand?
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So you had a dead pleco today.... a platy had Columnaris 3 days ago.... and you suspect that you've dealt the Myco recently?

If that's the case, I would buy all new equipment for your new VT today. He should have his own brand new set of everything.

(New tank, bucket, siphon, heater, filter (if you use one), decorations, gravel, etc. Everything should be new, and have never come in contact with your other tanks.)

The alternative would be to spend some time determining why your other fish are becoming sick, and solve the problem prior to getting a new fish....
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