Originally Posted by darb2
Doesn't the fungal infection show up secondary, as a result of the bacterial infection?
Fungal infections are usually the result of poor tank conditions and/or less than adequate nutrition. Secondary infections are typically always bacterial in nature and not
fungal. It's actually quite difficult to diagnose a true fungal infection without the aid of a sample (scrapping) and a microscope. Even if the fish apppears to have what looks like a fugus, most times you are better of treating it as bacterial at the onset. Chances are much greater the fish will be better off.