Background: About 3-weeks ago I identified white specs on the pectoral and tail fins of my copperband butterfly so I put it into my QT
. First, I thought it may be ich and tried using Mardel Coppersafe, Maracyn, and Maroxy. After 5-days of treatment the specs did not dissapear.
I removed the copper using a carbon filter and for the next few days lowered the salinity to 1.009 for a hypsalinity treatment. After 6-days of hyposalinity not only had the white specs not dissapeared but a white cotton/cauliflower patch had developed on the rear of its dorsal fin.
recommended using Formalin 3 and ich cure. I'm not familiar with Formalin 3 (similar to Malachite green?) and would like some information on proven remedies for the cauliflower fungus identified on the copperband butterfly.
NOTE: The copperband butterfly continues to regularly eat (mostly brine shrimp w/liquid vitamins); and does not appear sluggish (slight twitch noticed during med application).
90-gallon marine tank with a couple clowns and sailfin tang. Several invertes including 12 emerald green crabs, 20 hermit crabs, 3 peppermint shrimp, 6 turbo snails, and a BTA. Protein skimmer with 100-pounds live rock, Total 495 watts lighting w/2-MH
, power compacts and lunars. Ammonia & Nitrite = 0, Nitrate = 10, specific gravity: 1.025. Using Sea-Lab 28 and Kalkwaisser to maintain calcium at 400 ppm