Just had another fish get what I strongly suspect is Columnaris... If anyone read my last post about LuBu, he had cottony stuff in his gills, and on his face. Same darn thing with this fish (although he was also EXTREMELY bloated for some strange reason), I eventually had to Euthanize (Clove Oil and Vodka, though I think he was gone after the Clove Oil), because the meds suggested didn't work, and he was just lingering...
My question is, does anyone know if:
A. City water quality can have anything to do with this regardless of treatments made to the water with chemicals
B. a fish can possibly be a 'carrier' for something like this?
C. algae has anything to do with this, because it seems in any filtered tank I have here I get algae lately
It may sound nuts, but I feel terrible, and am trying to figure out what the heck I am doing wrong.. This was a completely different tank than LuBu's 10g (this is a filtered, heated 5g). Same water and treatment of course, I was meticulous about cleaning the thing because I didn't want the same issue again. I also moved the Oto Cat that was initially in with LuBu 1 in with LuBu 2 after I determined he was healthy (quarantined for 14 days). He has also now passed, after I checked on him this morning and he seemed great. I still have my 1 female who is doing great, though she is in her own heated 1g, which leads me to believe it is not the water.
I am going to take LuBu II's remains to the local aquarium store tomorrow, and see if they can determine for sure what it is (I personally researched but I don't want to assume). At this point my husband and I decided to stick with our last female and not get any more, aside from the heartache, I surely don't want to have part in killing off any more fish.
Thanks in advance if anyone has any advice etc.!!