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OT :) Sick killifish
Using some others's logic, I have determined this post to be off-topic, but I shall post it none-the-less. I have a sick Gardneri, I just added him to my 125 community app. a week ago. He has been living in a 12 gallon with about 10 of his siblings/close relatives which was absolutely infested with that green slime (cynobacteria?) for the past few months without a single problem. I move him into my larger community tank which has been running flawlessly for a few months now (only one fish has died in months and that was due to old age I believe) and he gets a white spot (app 3-4mm) ontop of his head and a couple smaller ones (app .5-1mm) along his spine ending at the root of his dorsal fin. Maybe 4 spots total. There is no raised fuzziness or anything of that sort, they are just greyish white spots. They look more like he scraped himself along a sharp rock (just aded some white granite to the tank recently which he can easily swim under and around) and lost some scales/tissu!
e, exposing underlying tissue. When I first noticed it I immediately captured him (man Killies are easy to catch compared to tetras and other such extremely fast moving fish :) ) and placed him in one of the isolation tanks used in most all fish stores, hung on the inside of the tank. I added a couple drops of Melafix in with him. This was 2 days ago. He has not lost any of his color and is very very active, most obviously enfuriated that I would place him in this small container. The smaller spots seem to be slowly dissappearing, but the larger one shows no change. I change the water each morning and add more Melafix. Temperature is a steady 75F. None of the other fish in the tank have spots or anything abnormal, all the other Gardneri in the tank are fine. Anyone have any advice?
P.s. Reasoning for this being off-topic, because fish sickness is not absolutely specific to Killifish, but occurs in the entire world of fish-keeping (just like frogs :) )
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