Originally Posted by Mooselbell
So now he is flashing against almost everything!!! thank you flossie, I looked up gill flukes and it appears this is what is going on... my molly is starting to show some feathering around her gills too.
So now how do I treat for gill flukes? thank you
Wow you're so welcome
Symptoms: The fish scrapes itself against objects, rapid gill movement, mucus covering the gills or body, the gills or fins may be eaten away, the skin may become reddened.
There are many species of flukes, which are flatworms about 1 mm long, and several symptoms that are visible. They infest gills and skin much like ich, but the difference can be seen with a hand lens. You should be able to see movement and possibly eye spots, which is not found in ich. Gill flukes will eventually destroy the gills thus killing the fish. Symptoms of a heavy infestations are pale fish with drooping fins, rapid respiration, glancing off aquarium decor, and /or hollow bellies.
Treatment can best be done with a 10 to 30 minute bath in 10 mg
per liter of potassium permanganate. Or treat the whole tank with 2 mg
per liter, but this method is messy and dyes the water.
I found this online... I'm not familiar with treatment but since we know what it is that's a start
I'm sure someone more experienced than me will have the best answer for u
I'm so glad I could help