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Author:  Njord [ Jul 17th, '17, 18:20 ]
Post subject:  fungi

Any ideas how this could happen?
Last friday i saw a white spot on the tail of one fish, i dident have much time so i dident do anything but saterday i notist he had trouble swimming so i added 800g of salt to my +/- 800L system unfortantly i was to late...

so far i can see the rest of my fish are not affected.

ph kh gh n02 n03 temp in C
12-7-17 5.5 8 18 0 45 16 (fixed my PH)
15-7-17 7 6 14 0 40 16.5

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Author:  scotty435 [ Jul 17th, '17, 23:05 ]
Post subject:  Re: fungi

Probably will never know for certain but it might have been an injury that got infected.

Author:  Njord [ Jul 18th, '17, 23:05 ]
Post subject:  Re: fungi

Yesterday i wanted to ask you guys if i could eat it, but after one night in the fridge it all i had to do was take off the lid for an answer... :pukeright:

such a shame 6 fish left so far i can see they look healthy though

Author:  Njord [ Aug 2nd, '17, 03:30 ]
Post subject:  Re: fungi

HELP! why are my fish dying?! iv got a fish flooting upside down today, he is only flapping his side fins weakly and moving his gills.
He or she has a swollen anus and its red...?
for the rest it my other fish are still feeding and my values look good...
My water is still salted from my fungis problem i had is this bad?

Is there any hoop for this guy? or shall i end his suffering? :think:

my values:
ph7 kh 8 gh21+ n02: 0 n03: 10 temp:20c

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Author:  dstjohn99 [ Aug 2nd, '17, 03:57 ]
Post subject:  Re: fungi

So many things it could be. What is the pH? Water temp? How about dissolved oxygen? Any other water parameters tested like ammonia, nitrite and nitrate? Did you test the salt level?

The pH can drop rapidly on some systems, as well as pumping problems, higher temps or algae creating an oxygen problem. Did something die and overload your system with ammonia/nitrite?

Look at the big picture, make sure the water is optimum for the fish / environment, then your fish have the best chance for survival.

My brother had a growbed he introduced into his system that he did not scrub thoroughly. Several months later his fish started dying around 1 per week. After chasing many possible causes he emptied his growbeds, properly cleaned the containers, and all is well ever since.

I had a problem with ammonia and nitrite once and it started several weeks after I put my pumps on a timer to shut off at night. Once I went back to 24 hr pumps all went back to normal (thanks Scotty!).

I've had a few disease outbreaks and salting has always kept them in check. I use a mixture of potassium chloride and sodium chloride and make sure they are pure salt, no additives for anti-caking or iodine, etc.

Author:  Njord [ Aug 2nd, '17, 04:40 ]
Post subject:  Re: fungi

my values:
ph 7
kh 8
gh 21+
n02: 0
n03: 10

Iv got a water pump and an airpump runing 24/7

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