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  1. #1

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    My Ryukin was suffering from ich, but I cleared it and 1 week later, I left for just 2 days. in Those 2 days, something has eaten up it's arm fins, and is eating the rest of the fins too. It is not fin rot, and there is a white furry lining on her belly.

    Is there anyone who knows what this is? (it might be a parasite, she sometimes swims rapidly very suddenly then stops - but I already cleared her ich which doesn't explain the deteriorating fins)

    I attached pictures of her, the circles showing you the areas of white fuzziness.

    I am a semi-experienced goldfish hobbyist, so all my water conditions are fine, i've double and triple checked. I'm currently using melafix to facilitate healing, and praziquantel tablets in case there are any parasites.

    I've done a 75% water change before adding these medicines.
    Does anyone know exactly what is attacking her?
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    Why did you rule out fin rot? It could be a bacterial infection but I'm not certain. Until a proper diagnosis is made I would suggest keeping up the water changes.
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    I've been giving melafix for about a week straight while it had ich, I don't think there would be any opportunity for the bacteria for fin rot to just start with daily medications, so I don't think it's fin rot.

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