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I recently got 5 young discus and they have developed a white fungi on there fins can anyone tell me what this mite be and what I should give them?
hi there found some on my discus after i had them for a few months. it was also a white fungi on the fins. it was one then two. what i found in my 450l tank was one of the heaters went on the blink. they where 200 watt. so went down to lps and got x2 300 watt put the heat up from 28c to about 32c. also put in some aquapharm magic mooti (fourmalin and malacite green) waited one week. did next weekly water change gave another dose to be on the safe side. and after the second week all was back to normal brought the heat down to 30c. so cant tell you what it is but maybe this will make it go away.
thanks Doug but that was fixed 2 months ago. all I did was add salt and bump up the temp like you said and it came right. It was all coursed buy the heaters thermo not working and cooking the poor buggers to 35C in the bucket they arrived in but like I said all good now. 1T natural cores salt to every 100L. how long have you had your Discus?
hi jason was wondering if you had a planted tank or bare bottom? and what does of salt did you ues? have been keen to put salt but dont want to kill my plants. i know they will take salt just not sure
I got a bare bottom tank so you going have to ask Dirk Bellstedt on this one. I see you are sourcing all the old discus threads keep it up, it really is interesting reading.
cool thanx for that. just had my pigeion blood and blue face brown spawn. was surprised my water is far from what all reading has said. well i guess to see if the hatch will be the test
jpvd007, It sounds like you have a case of fin rot. You have to use an anti-bacterial to assist in killing this off. I had it on my Swords and I used a Sera product called, Baktopur, it is an anti-bacterial specifically designed to target this.
Please dont use any medication until you know exactly what the problem is.
jpvd007, please have your water tested in accordance to the questionnaire Prof. B laid out. Most likely cause of the problem is a nitrate spike in the water but until the water is tested it will be mere speculation. Take a nice big water sample to any good LFS and have them test it for you.
Thanks for all the suggestions but please take not of the stating date of this thread guys it's long time past.
i started the post up again. new to this, so jason and i were just chewing the fat. sorry about that
ya ill post some pics tonight
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