weird fungus on my damsels!
i came home from work yesterday and noticed a wight fungus/mold or something on the four striped damsels. (2) here is some info i hope it helps.
-i have had the fish for half a week now (bought from petco. all my fish are from there by the way. where i had seen another fish a few weeks pryer with the same thing. dont know what kind it was though. not a damsel.) i acclimated him by floating the bag in the water for an hour and then opened it and let a little water in then closed it again and let it float for another half hour. then released. i have used the same procedure with all my fish.
-i have 4 red legged reef hermits, 1 chocolate chip star fish, 1 maroon clown, 1 strawberry dottyback and one condy anemone. (dotty back is afraid of them and hids most of the time. my tank has live rock on both sides. trying to make it look like two different reefs with open sand in the middle. the anemone is on one side and the damsels had already claimed the other side i guess so they havent been stung.
-i have been feeding them new life spectrum marine fish formula 1mm pellets and now i am also feeding mysis shrimp. and they had been eating them. but now they aren't interested in food.
-i am not sure what the water parameters are my test strips arent working properly any more. so im going to get a sample of water and take it in to get tested.
-the fungus stuff seams to be attacking their heads and pectoral fins right now. they are pretty ragged looking. the larger of the two has it more then the other right now and is just hovering over the live rock the other one is still swimming a little. but is hovering alot too.
-i have just bought, today, API pimafix. i have just gave them the first dose of it. it says it rapidly treats fungal infections on body and fins and is safe for delicate fresh and saltwater fish. it also says its all natural and made from west indian bay trees.
-my tank is a 29 gallon. with an external power filter. (i was advised against using an under gravel filter) i have 6 live rocks in the tank 2 mediums and 4 smalls. i also have live sand.