Thread: Columnaris or Fungal Infection?
10-19-2012, 01:46 PM #1
Columnaris or Fungal Infection?
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So this is a Diamond tetra that I have had for about 4 weeks. He has a white compact yet fluffy growth/thing on his bottom jaw. It appeared yesterday and doesn't seem any different today. He is eating, and is active. He hides just a bit more than the other diamonds (total is 16).
Water parameters are:
amm<0.25 (for me this is 0 as I have a weird contaminant in my water supply that makes amm show positive)
Stressors: We had moved 16 bloodfins over from QT to this tank on the weekend. I also added 8 glowlights (without putting them in QT first, yes I am a moron!).
Is this columnaris (there are no strings off of it) or a fungus? I am getting him in QT today and will treat with whatever is appropriate.
Also, how do I get one tetra out of a 77 gallon tank with 39 other little fish? I know it is kind of funny, but I want to help the guy out by isolating him and cannot do that if I can't get him out of the tank!
Thanks in advance...