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Needing some help identifiing my fishes illness
« on: July 10, 2010, 11:39:17 AM »
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Hi there,

I wondered if there is anyone out there who would be able to help me identify whats wrong with my 10 month old Black Moor, I have noticed today that he has a mold-like growth in the middle of his fin which has erroded away somewhat... I have tried searching online but I can't find anything which matches what is up with him. There are 5 other fish in the tank who seem to be perfectly fine... just this poor fella Sad

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(Sorry about the quality of the photos, it seems fish and iphones dont go well together!)
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Re: Needing some help identifiing my fishes illness
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2010, 03:39:56 PM »
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I can't really see what's wrong with the fish since I don't know which fin to look at xD And I can't find any black moor in the photos in the first place d: But I guess you mean the telescope eye there Smiley (Really beautiful!)
Either way, if you say that it looks a bit moldy? I would say that it might be a fungal infection, possibly with some fin rot. So I would separate him and start treating with anti-fungal and -bacterial meds Smiley You could try Melafix and Pimafix for now and see if it works. They are natural remedies so they're rather to help the fish recover by itself than to actually kill off any bacteria. You could try these for a few days, and if they don't work, try buying something stronger, still for bacterial/fungal disease.

If you want, you could add some salt along with the Melafix and Pimafix Smiley Salt works pretty well against fungus too, and it's like a tonic for the fish Wink
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Re: Needing some help identifiing my fishes illness
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2010, 04:57:26 PM »
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I agree with Nossie.
Neither I can see sth on the photos, maybe you can take some with a digital camera and put them on.

By reading your post: I'd say fungal infection + fin rot. Use Pimafix, Melafix and aquarium salt as Nossie mentioned.

The other thing you should do asap: TEST YOUR WATERQUALITY: Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrate, pH

Very important, because poor waterquality leads to stress >>> bacterial, fungal infections >>> parasites >>>more severe illness >>> death.

How big is your tank ?
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Re: Needing some help identifiing my fishes illness
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2010, 03:51:23 PM »
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It looks like it might be a wart.
 I would check at the pet store to be certain. Bring them a sample of the aquarium water in too so they can see what the water quality is.
Have you got a filter?
 It could be bacteria  though.
One thing that you should do (Other people have written this on the site and they have said it works!),
is to give him a salt bath. Don't put in to much salt, and as i said, it is probably best to ask the pet store.
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