Originally Posted by Oldfishlady
Can you post a pic....
What size tank, how much and how often are the water changes, temp 80F, filter, additives, live plants, appetite, how much salt are you using and for how long....
Ms OFL, first of all, the white area which I believe is a fungus is MUCH better since I posted/left for work. The area is roughly half the diameter of a pea. I can't really take a photo as my camera won't pick up the detail and it's blurry that close... especially with the area the spot is. This morning, the area appeared to be a bit thicker/whiter (I used a flashlight, so it could have appeared worse due to lighting), and I would be 90% sure it is a fungus and not a parasite since.... well... it just LOOKED "fungusy" lol.
- Last night I put Leroy in a small container with triple sulpha, floated in heated tank (80F)
- This morning 5am changed water (still contains triple sulfa)
- 10am fed and changed water... Area looked a LOT better and after water change the fluffy/filament part of the fungus had fallen off. Skin looked ok under it, though could still tell a little where fluffy stuff was. Another very small fungusy area appeared to be gone.
Leroy's normal tank:
filtered (cycled) airstone driven corner filter
Usual parameters 0 ammonia/0 nitrite/5 or less nitrate
about 50% every other day as he'd been looking blah/drab for about a week or so) I use Prime
about 50% twice a week with a light all-over gravel vac, but concentrated in the couple spots he usually sleeps/rests to get poo)
Added salt (1mg/litre or about 1tsp/gallon) for about last 3 days
Eating well, appetite has been good (I him combo of NLS small fish formula & NLS Thera A regular)