Thread: ich maybe?
01-30-2013, 10:38 PM #1
about one week ago I noticed one of my black phantoms was hanging out near the water surface and wasn't interested in eating.. checked parameters 0/0/5. all other fish acting normal. on Sunday I saw what looked like a parasite on his side behind his gill (short but threadlike) so I did a big wc and treated with PraziPro. he wasn't eating flakes with garlic extreme but did go for some frozen bloodworms. today I check and he has what looks like 2 tiny cottony tufts where I thought I saw parasite!
No ich symptoms on any other fish, no flashing or loss of appetite with other fish. Do I treat for ich? I have Kordon Ich Attack...I can't qt because that tank is occupied :(
01-30-2013, 11:01 PM #2
I really can't say anything without pics, unfortunately. The short and threadlike part does sound like fluke, I would have guessed anchor worm but they're generally uncommon in aquaria and more a problem of ponds.
The cotton might be some kind of secondary infection?
01-30-2013, 11:07 PM #3
I'll try too get a picture... it seemed to be improving then today boom... something different looking
01-31-2013, 12:23 AM #4
01-31-2013, 02:06 AM #5
well, I'm gonna hold off until tomorrow after work, do another big wc and treat with Kordan Ich Attack... I'm afraid of this getting worse, just wish I could be more sure I was doing the right thing.
01-31-2013, 06:10 AM #6
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