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Hi new here, just wanted to ask if anyone knows if my BN Catfish may be ill. I've noticed a milky white substance on her last night (mostly covered on top) today it seems concentrated to one side.
I was wondering if it may be a white spot or fungal.
Or if it may be some fish egg substance on her from what she layed. She did have a batch of eggs but my yoyo louch has decided they're tasty.
Could could she be covered in the eggs contents etc if she put up a fight?
Thanks in advance.
1~What type of fish is afflicted? Female Bristlenose Catfish, as diribed above.
2~What are your tank parameters? All parameters are in acceptable levels with exception of water hardness which is a little high.
3~ How large is the tank? How long has the tank been set up? 250 litres and has been set up for about a year.
4~What type of filtration are you using? AllPondSolutions external filter EF1000+ 9w uv
5~How many fish are in the tank? What kinds of fish are they and what are their current sizes? 28 fish, 3 neon tetras 2cm. 3 BN catfish, female 2 inch, males 1/1.5 inches. 2 Goldern barbs 2/3 inches. 2 rainbow sharks 4/5 inches. 2 yoyo loaches 4/5 inches. 2 clown loaches 2 inches. 3 black widow tetras 2 inches, 4 silver tip tetras 2 male 2 female 2/1 inch. 1 daino 1.5 inch. 4 red nose rummy 0.5/1 inch. 3 Cory's 1 albino, 1 peppered, 1 striped 1/1.5 inch.
6~When is the last time you did a water change and vacuum the gravel? How often do you do this? How much water do you remove at a time? 3 days ago, water change once a week about 5%/10% and vacume clean the glass once a fortnight.
7~How long have you had the fish? If the fish is new, how did you acclimate it/them? The female catfish in question I have had a little over a year.
8~Have you added anything new to the tank--decor, new dechlorinator, new substrate, etc.? Added a new decor pirate ship yesterday, I rinsed it thoroughly with hot water before putting it in the tank.
9~What kind of food have you been feeding your fish, have you changed their diet recently? Pellets and flakes, no change to diet.