Yes they are moving along the fin line and a spot on another fin. So please tell me what to do for itSo as the spots seem to be symmetrical it would be unusual for it to be an infection. But are the spots really lumps? If they are then it is probably some form of Ich. If the spots grow and extend along the fins then it is probably rot or fungus.
Thank you. I will do that today, but have other issues going on in there also with others. It's a mess last night.take a better photo (closer) and make sure the spot is also slightly raised or not (A small bump). If it is a bump as well as a spot it is probably ich (plenty of medications for that.) If it is not a bump but just a milky spot it is probably a bacterial infection or fungus (plenty of medications for that). Take the better photo and your observation about it being a bump or not to the petshop and they should give you the appropriate meds. I would separate the one you are treating into a separate tank to treat it.
Well I had 2 with crooked backs, thought it was a deformity and was going to use clove oil on them. Then a 3rd one that was perfectly normal started getting an arched back and hanging in the plants upside down. A couple others are swollen and one hanging at the top. Little ones have stopped eating. I'm taking about 4 of them to a vet this morning. Now I'm nervous about them having TB.sounds awful. What happened?
Let us know how the vet appointment goes. What is TB?Well I had 2 with crooked backs, thought it was a deformity and was going to use clove oil on them. Then a 3rd one that was perfectly normal started getting an arched back and hanging in the plants upside down. A couple others are swollen and one hanging at the top. Little ones have stopped eating. I'm taking about 4 of them to a vet this morning. Now I'm nervous about them having TB.
The vet Euthanized the 2 with crooked backs and is sending them out for a histopath. The 3rd, fish that was getting crooked he send back home, but it can't swim now. He also gave me Antibiotic for 7 days. Wants me to salt at 2 cups in a 40gal. That seems like a lot and he didn't say anything about my plants or snails. What % of salt is that, does anyone know?Let us know how the vet appointment goes. What is TB?
Yes It is and very sad. He also said it could be another kind of infection. Histopath will take about a weekTula- I googled fish TB. Really serious stuff! It is treatable but is also contagious.
Yes they are fry from my koi pond. I have no idea how something like that is brought in. I never get new fish as my spawn each year. I have a bunch of birds, frogs and this year a ton of snake mating in the pond. I will ask more when the results come back.Wow, I've never hear of fish TB before, always learning. I've read about gram positive bacteria, but don't know anything about it.
Are these fry from a spawning of your koi? Any idea how they contracted the TB? I am so very sorry this is happening to you and your fish. It's fortunate you have a fish vet near by.
Thank you! I will check it out. I had this test from years ago, I tested last night and it was 0.08%. It says with plants I can go to 0.1%. This test has long been expired and I can't find it on-line anywhere. So I don't know if it is even accurate. I am doing 50% water change every day because of the medicine going in every night. ( I think that's a bit to much. Going to send vet an email ) So this is going to be tricky for me. I'm already stressed to the max having to put them through the meds and the 50% water change each morning. So I have to figure out what salt should be added as the vet sent me another formula. Of course it is all greek to me. I'm attaching that photo incase anyone knows what the % means in terms of what I have on the concentration chart. anyone know if this is going to crash my cycle? That's all I need.I've see this salinity calculator on koiphen.com , maybe it can help you figure out the % of salt in your 40 gallon container.
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Thank you Ray--I'm hoping it's not TB, cause that would be a disaster and we haven't even addressed the pond if it is. These are eggs from them, I am hoping it is something that was on a plant I got to put with the fry and not the pond. I am using API aquarium salt. The vet sent me another level he wanted me to do as I have pond snails in there and plants. I just have no idea what he is talking about. Attached Photo. I am also looking for that salt test.We all feel your pain with the fish. Try to keep in mind that you are more distressed than they are! They don't know what is going on but you do. We all share your anxiety. The salt into your aquarium seems like a heavy dose but I would guess it is ok. Dont use iodised salt use something like pool salt.
I would do whatever the vet said to do and do it right away. If it is TB then act quickly. I am surprised it is TB as that is pretty rare in a system that has had no new fish introduced. Fingers crossed it works. You are doing everything you can and that is all that matters.
Yes he vet said to change 50% each morning. But that took out 1/2 the salt and I don't understand the salt formula he sent me to know how much to put back in. So I am going to have to email and wait until tomorrow. But they were a lot more active before the water change. The medicine is Trimethoprim/Sulfamethox 480mg. 6 tabs a day.So as I said earlier you are doing everything you can! So be at peace with that thought. So my question is why the 50% water-change each day? Do the meds say to do that? If the meds or the vet didn't say to do that then I would not do water-changes while they are sick. Also keep remembering they are suffering less than you.
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