So my poor baby Lala has been having troubles...
About two-three weeks ago I realized her behavior was becoming strange. I had put her in my 10 gallon tank and she was really happy for a month or so before that. She usually woke up and was out of her cave as soon as I turned on the lights, eagerly anticipate being fed.
But I began to notice she didn't do that anymore, I had to nudge her cave gently to wake her up to be fed (or else she would miss the feeding since I usually have to work). I also realized that she began to swim around with her fins clamped and she would dart around and rub against things.
With no signs of ich, I shined a light over her to see what appeared to look like a dusting of gold covered her body, which I automatically presumed to be velvet. It matched with the symptoms anyway, with clamped fins and the lack of energy, and the darting around and rubbing herself on things.
Anyway, I bought both Coppersafe and Maracide, because I was going to put coppersafe in all the tanks and treat any of my cleaning equipment so it wouldn't spread to the other fish.
It did seem to spread to Shota by accident somehow, D: he quickly lost his colour and started darting around and I began treating him with Maracide along with Lala. However after a week of treatment, I didn't see an improvement with neither, so I took them of Maracide and started using just coppersafe.
At that time, Lala had even lost her appetite and was her breathing was heavy.
After a week of coppersafe, everyone seemed to improve. I don't know if the velvet was gone though because even though I shine a light over them, they still seem to be a dusted with gold.
Lately, Lala has taken a turn for the worst. A white spot appeared on her side near the base of her tail. It was a bit fuzzy and it looks like flexibacter. Maybe she rubbed her scales off? :S would it be best to still use aquarium salt in that case? And will they grow back?
She's is usually a dark royal blue with a black head and she has a bit of red in the tips of her fins.
): I started treating her with Maracyn+Maracyn-two combination, hoping that if it was flexibacter or fungus it would go away, but it even grew a little bit.
Her tail even started to seemingly fray, but it doesn't look like fin rot, I'm wonder if she's biting her tail. Her fins aren't as clamped as they used to be but she still darts around like crazy sometimes ):
I'm going to continue treating her with coppersafe, but I was wondering what the white spot could be... I tried taking pictures but they didn't really turn out.
You can see the fraying in the bottom one :S