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wilsonyoc1
12-30-2008, 02:50 PM
Hello, All
I need some help. would this be Ich or fungus? It also looked like fin rot but im really not sure.
i need to fix him ASAP. His the nicest discus that i have and i paid $80 for him. so i REALLY don't want to lose him.
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Lady Hobbs
12-30-2008, 03:21 PM
Looks like a bit of fungus. Definately not Ick as that is like specks of salt all over the fish. Careful with Discus as they need very clean water or can have problems with things like this.

Love your avatar! lol

angelcakes
12-30-2008, 03:34 PM
Looks like a bit of fungus. Definately not Ick as that is like specks of salt all over the fish. Careful with Discus as they need very clean water or can have problems with things like this.

Love your avatar! lol
agreed with lady hobbs definately not ick, as discus need careful treatment im not the one to ask but someone will know what to do:22:

Northernguy
12-30-2008, 03:36 PM
Its hard to tell exactly what it is.What is your water change schedule like?
How much,how often?
Discus need very good water conditions.

wilsonyoc1
12-30-2008, 03:56 PM
I change the water every week but I only change 30Gs off the 80Gs so itís about 40% water change.

Crispy
12-30-2008, 04:58 PM
A friend of mine used to half-dose his discus with melafix/pimafix with no problems to cure them. It will cut down on your oxygenation though, so you might want to use an air stone while you treat them.

Wild Turkey
12-30-2008, 07:13 PM
Agree with above, not ich, probably fungus. Treat with the appropriate meds and the discus should be fine.

wilsonyoc1
01-14-2009, 09:59 PM
GOOD NEWS
His getting better.
:)(:

Wild Turkey
01-14-2009, 11:10 PM
GOOD NEWS
His getting better.
:)(:

Congrats!!! :) Water changes are the best preventative and sometimes even the best cure. Looks like it here! Glad the little guy is pulling through!thumbs2:

omeersd
03-06-2010, 10:03 AM
sounds good to me

Dkarc
03-06-2010, 03:02 PM
It looks an aweful like he scraped himself really bad on that side.....and a secondary fungal issue is/was starting to show. Increase water changes to as frequently as you can, and add salt to the tank....lets go with 1/3 cup per 10 gallons (assuming it is a non-planted tank). Just be sure to replace the amount of salt you take out during water changes (pro-rated amount).

-Ryan

Wild Turkey
03-06-2010, 04:31 PM
Old thread

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