Thread: Black Skirt with black fungus
08-18-2013, 02:37 AM #1
Black Skirt with black fungus
A couple of my Black Skirts have developed small bits of black fungus on their fins. I've also noticed that I've lost several of them that I didn't even realize. I'm trying to figure out what disease this is so I can medicate properly. Here's a picture:
Sorry about the quality not being great (had to take him out of the tank and put him in a jar for a minute in order to take a picture), but the things to see are there is a black spot by the dorsal fin as well as a black spot in front of the anal fin. It looks like a fungus of some kind but I've never seen a black fungus before, so I'm not sure which medication would be best. If I knew the name of the disease it would be very helpful.
08-18-2013, 04:09 AM #2
I don't know anything about what it could be, but is he skinny? Or is the jar just distorting him a bit?
Could it be a parasite as opposed to a fungus? Maybe this would get more specific answers in the fish diseases forum since the people looking there are likely to have experience with these types of issues.~Manna
120 gallon FW bowfront in progress
08-18-2013, 04:15 AM #3
He's not thin at all, that's just the distortion. He's active and eating well and everything. The black stuff is the only visible symptom.
And sorry I didn't realize there was a disease subforum. If a mod wants to move this thread there that would be fine.