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Old 03-11-2009, 09:04 AM   #1
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I have one blue reef chromis which has developed a white fungus-looking patch on one side near his face. His tail fin is also a little shredded. He is currently in a 20 gallon hospital tank which is being treated for ich at sg 1.009. Also in the tank are 3 other healthy chromis, a 3 inch hippo tang, and an o. clown. There is no longer any sign of ich. Can someone tell what this is and what I should do about it? It's the best picture I could get, I know it's not good.

Parameters as of last night: NH3 0.0, NO2 0.0, NO3 a shade above 10.0, temp 81.
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The picture is a little hard to tell. It kind of looks like a fungal problem.. Does it look like stray white tufts of cotton or does it look like heads of cauliflower.
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I would say nothing like cauliflower. More like cotton, but not anything big. Cottony, but it also looks like maybe the cottony is leaving, leaving eroding flesh. Make sense?

Oh no, another chromis has a bit near his eye!
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It sure does sound like a fungal problem. I would QT and treat with pimafix. I have had some success with that before.
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I know that the good doctors are promoting a product here but as I said I`ve had good luck with this product before for fungal problems.

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Thanks, as I said above, all my fishes are already in QT at the moment, in hypo treatment at SG 1.009. Will this have any effect on the usefulness of the pimafix? Will someplace like petco have pimafix?
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Yes they will have it but I would wait till the hypo is over first unless someone thinks it would be OK. One Stress at a time I guess. Dont mix treatments IMO.
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Thanks so much Mike! Does anyone else have a thought about using the pimafix in the hospital tank @ 1.009? They've been in the hypo for 3 weeks now. I don't want the fungus to kill them before I can treat!
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Where`s James (Innovator) when you need him. LOL
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Funny, Mike, I was thinking the same thing! He's Always been around with a definite second opinion!
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