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anne
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cotton wool like stuff on coming from orandas wen
« on: July 17, 2010, 09:34:24 AM »

my oranda have been unwell for about 10 days now,,i have been doing regular water changes and tested the water(thats fine),,she has been doing alot of bottom sitting but is eating and pooping as normal,,i have treated with melafix and salt but it never helped,,i have also tried a finrot and bacteria medicine,,but that hasnt helped,,well over the last 4 days she has had this white cotteny wool like stuff coming from her wen ,,there is the 2 little spots of this,,i did read on a forum that orandas wens do this before their wen gets a shot of growth but im unsure if this is true,,,all help will be grateful,,,i have added 2 pics( sorry for the bad quality)
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Re: cotton wool like stuff on coming from orandas wen
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2010, 12:14:42 PM »

Orandas do get some small white spots on their developing headgrowth, but they look much more like pimples than any "cottony stuff". So what you should do here, is to first of all, test your water quality, especially for ammonia, nitrites and nitrates, just to be safe. Now, if it's kinda' fluffy to the look, you should buy yourself a good anti-fungal medicine and start treating asap (Potassium permanganate should be working really well.) Because this infection might spread otherwise and turn into some quite nasty stuff. So start with this, and see if there's any improvement Smiley
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Re: cotton wool like stuff on coming from orandas wen
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2010, 12:44:37 PM »

thx,,i will get some anti fungus treatment 2morro,,hopefully it will help.
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Re: cotton wool like stuff on coming from orandas wen
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2010, 01:23:15 PM »

what is Potassium permanganate Huh??
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Re: cotton wool like stuff on coming from orandas wen
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2010, 01:40:08 PM »

It's a chemical that turns purple when dissolved in water, it's usually sold in powder form, but there are lots of different concentrations available in liquid form as well. This is used for treating against flukes, fungal infections, bacterial gill disease, bacterial infections on the body and fins (it can be swabbed on wounds) and most parasites except ich.
But I think that's better avoided in your case since you're probably not used to this kind of more advanced treatment Smiley So just go with the commercially prepared fungus medicines Smiley
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Re: cotton wool like stuff on coming from orandas wen
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2010, 04:53:37 PM »

done a 25% water change,,it was due today anyway,,gonna try with the anti fungus stuff 2morro,,hopefully it will help as i tried a couple of other meds without any sucess,,hopefully i wont have to put her to sleep as shes my fav fish but at the same time i dont want her to suffer,,this next treatment is me and my fishes last chance,,,fingers crossed,,,the thing thats puzzling me is shes eating as normal and pooing as normal but spends most of her day bottom sitting.
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Re: cotton wool like stuff on coming from orandas wen
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2010, 05:45:52 PM »

It's alright Smiley I don't think she's in much pain as of now, so not to worry! She's just tired, which is understandable when a fish is a bit sick Smiley
I'd like you to know though, that it could be good to buy some sort of universal medication in case this fungus treatment won't work. It contains all kinds of meds to deal with everything! Smiley Parasites, bacterial infections and fungus, so remember that there's still an alternative in case this won't work Smiley
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Re: cotton wool like stuff on coming from orandas wen
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2010, 02:03:54 PM »

Looks to me like wen development just like my orndas get when their wen grows. Smiley
If she is sitting on the bottom it is a sign of stress and could be from a water quality issue.  Have you tested the water?
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Re: cotton wool like stuff on coming from orandas wen
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2010, 06:12:01 AM »

DONT PUT HER TO SLEEEP!!

orandas can get this from time to time when their wen is growing. i have 7 orandas and every single one of them have had this from time to time and its always happened before their wen grows a fraction. my fish do seem a tad sleep during this period but apart from that they are perfectly healthy. hope this helps
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Re: cotton wool like stuff on coming from orandas wen
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2010, 04:34:55 PM »

thx for all the advice but sadly chubby died today,,as i said in earlier posts she was a fish i rescued from a very badly kept 15 litre tank,,since then the poor wee thing had 1 thing after the other wrong with her,,her wen did clear up a cpl of wks ago but she just sat on the bottom of the tank for 4 wks now,,upto a week ago she was eating and pooing normal,,but she really went downhill quickly over the past wk,,at least shes not suffering now,, thx for all the help guys.... Cry Cry Cry
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Re: cotton wool like stuff on coming from orandas wen
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2010, 05:47:45 PM »

Sorry for your loss Cry RIP little fish friend
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Re: cotton wool like stuff on coming from orandas wen
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2010, 04:34:26 AM »

aw im so sorry  Cry at least you took her away from a bad home and gave her the love she deserved
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Re: cotton wool like stuff on coming from orandas wen
« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2010, 02:41:01 PM »

thx everyone. xxx Kiss Undecided Kiss Undecided
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