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Sarah
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Recurring Fungus? Ich? I'm in need of help!
« on: June 17, 2010, 04:32:03 AM »

Hi all! I'm new here and looking for some advice.
I've got a goldfish who has recently developed a myriad of problems.
To set up the story - I've got a Biorb 60L, 2 fantail goldfish - Phil (at least 13 years old) and Vinnie (just a youngster at 5).
In the last 2 months Vinnie has been getting what I thought was a recurrent fungus growing from spots on his gills, pectoral and pelvic fins.  The white spots appear and then a day later there is whispy white stuff growing out of them.
Originally, Vinnie got cloudy eyes then developed whispy white growths, I treated the tank with a Biorb cure all 'first aid' filter cartridge, improved water quality (not sure why but ammonia had raised and pH had dropped). One of his eyes improved but the other remained partially covered, the whispy stuff disappeared.
Then the white spot/growth thing started - again, first aid cartridge seemed to cure it.
3 weeks ago...it came back.  Faith lost in biorb cure all, I moved to Pimafix for 7 days.  This not only cured the growths but his eye is now unclouded!  Shocked
3 days ago...white spots and then sprouting again.
I'm using the pimafix again.
Water quality shows pH 7.1, no ammonia or nitrites, nitrates of 40ppm.
Is it even fungus? Is it something parasitic?  Huh
Oh, Phil (the old man of the sea) exhibits no symptoms, spots or growths (but he is white, having lost his colour many years ago - so maybe I'm just not seeing it)
Vinnie doesn't act sick - eating fine, swimming fine, not lethargic and not rubbing against things.
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Mindemae
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Re: Recurring Fungus? Ich? I'm in need of help!
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2010, 09:24:36 AM »

At this point I would try a different treatment, maybe methylene blue.
There is also a product by Kordon that I have used with great results.  It is called Rid*Ich+  It controls all kinds of protozoa, parasites, ich, and fungal diseases of fish all with one course of treatment. 
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Sarah
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Re: Recurring Fungus? Ich? I'm in need of help!
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2010, 10:14:01 AM »

Thanx for your quick reply!
I'll give another treatment a go - don't think the Kordon treatment is available in UK but will try to get some tetramedica goldmed - which I think contains similar ingredients.  Hopefully I'll have better news for next post!   
Many thanks again  Smiley
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Re: Recurring Fungus? Ich? I'm in need of help!
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2010, 10:30:49 AM »

u can also buy meds that help prevent problems after he gets better make sure u use prevent meds once and awhile
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Katarine
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Re: Recurring Fungus? Ich? I'm in need of help!
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2010, 12:08:32 PM »

Unfortunately, I have no idea what that is, but it sounds like a parasite. perhaps anchor worm? Anyway, I cant offer more than Mindemae, except I use a product called Jungle Parasite Clear (and let me say that its harmful to crustaecians! Tongue) I've used it to clear up tail rot, and its a wonderful thing if you dont want your water turning bright yellow or blue (Although the colouration is easy to clear up. I could never stand it. )

So just another thing to look for. Tongue Gotta love building up your own fish pharmacy (ugh... lol)
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Sarah
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Re: Recurring Fungus? Ich? I'm in need of help!
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2010, 10:37:32 AM »

Thanx to all for your replies, got a treatment call Protozin and will give that a go tomorrow. Blue water might be pretty  Wink.  Gotta wait a bit between adding all these different chemicals! Poor Phil and Vinnie.
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Re: Recurring Fungus? Ich? I'm in need of help!
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2010, 11:49:59 AM »

I hope your fish do well! Keep us updated Smiley
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