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    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 :(
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    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?

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    I'll try too get a picture... it seemed to be improving then today boom... something different looking
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    Quote Originally Posted by JudiJetson View Post
    I'll try too get a picture... it seemed to be improving then today boom... something different looking
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    Ok, this is the best I could do seeing he just wants to hide from me...



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    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.
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    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.
    that does not look like ick to me. looks more like a parasite. read up on the diseases on the forum and hopefully you can pinpoint it. someone else here might have a better idea too.
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    fishmommie, that was my original thought also but then it changed a bit... I'll keep researching and hopefully will figure out something definite.
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    fishmommie, that was my original thought also but then it changed a bit... I'll keep researching and hopefully will figure out something definite.
    Geez this can make you crazy...parasite, fungus? I'm researching like mad and now thinking it may be a fungus...I just don't know. This is horrible when you know you only have so much time but don't want to make the wrong decision when it can/will have an affect the entire tanks occupants
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    not much has changed for my phantom, been treating with prazipro and have metro+ ordered. I'm starting to think bacterial bacterial popeye...if so a antibiotic treatment?
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    It looks like ich to me. By the way, ich IS a parasite.


    Also, if he has popeye, keeping the water clean usually is enough to make it go away in about a week.

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