Hi, I hope someone can help me with this -
1~What type of fish is afflicted? In addition, please describe what is wrong with the fish to the best of your ability (i.e. cotton like growth, bloated, etc.).
I have an angelfish which I bought three and half weeks ago. The first two I treated him with Paraguard for quarantine and algo because another angelfish that I bought with him nipped his fins, but at the end of the two weeks his fins became better (I isolated and kept him alone). I waited some days more for his fins to grow up more to move him to the main tank but suddenly he had a spot over his stomach like he lost some scales, it’s white and a little gray inside the spot. I again treated him with Paraguard for around 5 days but I stopped because didn’t see much progress. I stopped and used a little aquarium salt, the spot became less gray but the scaleless spot still can be seen. He recently is eating less.
Attached a photo of the Angelfish a week ago and a recent photo of him (the one with the plant attracted to a rock).
2~What are your tank parameters (ammonia, nitrites, nitrates, temp, pH)? Please give exact values.
Now it’s 0 ammonia, 0 nitrates, <5 nitrites.
3~ How large is the tank? How long has the tank been set up?
The tank he’s been it’s a 5 gal
tank (quarantine tank).
4~What type of filtration are you using? Please give the name and number (i.e. Fluval 304) and amount of gph
Tetra filter for 10 gal
, not sure the gph
5~How many fish are in the tank? What kinds of fish are they and what are their current sizes?
Now since quarantine he’s alone.
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?
I’m water changing everyday, around half the tank. To not use treated water, I remove some of the main tank and fill the tank the angelfish is in.
7~How long have you had the fish? If the fish is new, how did you acclimate it/them?
Three and half weeks.
8~Have you added anything new to the tank--decor, new dechlorinator, new substrate, etc.?
At first nothing, now I put a couple of plants, which I think it calmed him a little because his color is more noticeable (before, he was completely colorless)
9~What kind of food have you been feeding your fish, have you changed their diet recently?
Same diet, granules that I have to break in half because of its to big, he won’t eat.
Additionally, everyday I have dosed stress guard. I’m suspecting he hurt himself because sometimes the light stresses him and he swims frantically, but the spot is not only scaleless but also gray; maybe a fungus? But I don’t see any cottony substance on it and I think the spot is a little bigger now.
If anyone knows something, please help me