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Old 02-23-2015, 06:40 PM   #1
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Substance on side of fish

Can anyone tell me what this is and what to do about it?
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Old 02-24-2015, 11:47 PM   #2
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Has the fish been acting normal? Eating habits, swimming unusual?

It's kind of hard to take a guess based solely on a blurry picture with no zero background/information!




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Old 02-25-2015, 12:48 AM   #3
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That looks like it could be fungus, but the picture is really blurry, so it's hard to tell. Beautiful fish, though!
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Old 02-25-2015, 07:35 AM   #4
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It looks like fungus but I have only experienced freshwater fish with fungus. What species is that? Looks cool


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It looks like fungus but I have only experienced freshwater fish with fungus. What species is that? Looks cool


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Oh yeah. It didn't occur to me that fungus can't live in salt.
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There is fungus issues in SW also. Check out lymphocytis in Sw. That might be what it is. Also known as cauliflower disease.
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Old 02-25-2015, 01:30 PM   #7
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There is fungus issues in SW also. Check out lymphocytis in Sw. That might be what it is. Also known as cauliflower disease.

Oh! That's really interesting. There's always so much to learn in this hobby. Not that I'm saying fungus is a good thing, just fascinating.
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Im not sure the exact kind of fish I know its in the Damsel fish family. I think he had some type infection I orderd amoxicillian to treat it but unfortunately the fish died before It arrived.The fish was fine eating good I check them every day for things like that I noticed it Monday evening I didnt have any meds at the time I freshwater dipped it to try to kill any bacteria that might be on it but it didnt help . Tuesday morning he was swimming around and eat good and when I come home that evening he was dead.Im going to also order fluconazole to treat any fungal infection that might occur.
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I have 7 other fish and so far the others are good .What is cauliflower disease and how do you treat it?
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If it is lymphocytis, that would make it a virus. There isn't anything you can do to treat such and that the fish will be able to fight it off by itself as long as it is able to remain stress free in the tank, IE pristine and stable water conditions and no bullying from tank mates.
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