Hi guys, so these past few days have been really stressful. A year ago, I bought a goldfish and was advised by the people at my lfs
to buy a "sucking loach" which would get rid of any algae problems I could get. At this time I was very new to fish keeping and had no idea that what I had was a chinese algae eater! A year on and I hadn't had a problem until 2 days ago, I started noticing the CAE
chasing the goldfish and actually sucking on her sides! I immediately removed him and put him in a holding tank (only 5 litres but seeing as though he was only about 3/4 inches and this was only temporary until I could find him a permanent home (was actually going to rehome), I thought it wouldn't be a problem).
I added King British Disease Clear to Goldie's tank ( goldfish) because I noticed some of her scales had been ripped off and wanted to prevent infection.
Yesterday, where her scales were missing she was all white, including a bit on her head, it looked horrible! However, the real horror was this morning, she's still white and her skin is peeling kind of like when you get a sun burn. The Disease Clear says to only put more medicine every 3/4 days until tissue is no longer at risk if infection.
How can I save Goldie? Can/should I add melafix with the Disease Clear? Should I really wait until tomorrow to add more of it?can/ should I do water changes? She doesn't seem weak but I haven't seen her eat.
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