Clamped Fins.. fins rotting off.. white patches on skin... All my fish are dying..
The 30g tank just cant win... My moms livebearer fish are all dying 1 by 1.. I first noticed it by the white patches on there bodies mouths and head.. It isn't fuzzy but it looks deeper then the skin and it a white patch not white dots like ich.. Then one of my moms fish who had it on the mouth died.. Then a second one died which looks like it had it in its gills.. Now a third one lost half it fin all the way to the body almost..
So I got some triple sulfa and used it for 4 days and after the third day it actually looked like that fish was getting better the infection looked gone and its fin started moving again when he was swimming.. However that stuff is $16 per box and for a 30g tank it only lasts for 3 days full treatment and 4 if I stretch it.. I simply cannot afford more of it.. On top of that my BB was pretty much dead as ammonia was in the tank and my plants I noticed were withering as well.
Its been 2 days now since I last used the meds and I put carbon in the tank yesterday and did some water changes because the tank water looked black for some reason when I put the carbon in.. Anyway that one fish who looked ike he was recovering.. his already eatin away fin is now all frayed again like the infection is back.. and his good fin is clamped and he is smacking himself against plants on that side.. He doesn't look that healthy and this fish is one my mom really likes and has had for years..
What am I going to do ?? How do I stop this... The only thing I can think of is to maybe take my betta out of my 5g tank and get more meds and that way I can use them for a longer period being in a smaller tank... but that wont cure the main tank.. and it will most likely give my betta the same disease.
I think its columnaris or something....