Snakehead Gudgeon Fungus
Posted 03 July 2018 - 10:59 AM
I recently got a Snakehead Gudgeon (2 days ago)
This morning I’ve discovered that it has developed a fungus across its body. Yesterday it seemed fine, wasnt eating but was interested
Its now in a 1ft quarantine tank - Bit late but hoping nothing will spread to the other fish, and that way I can treat it easier.
Currently I’m not 100% sure how to treat.. I’ve dosed the 1ft with Furan-2 but unsure if I should use anything else or different?
Posted 03 July 2018 - 12:16 PM
Did this really happen just overnight? If so, it is almost certainly of primarily bacterial origin, with a likely secondary fungal infection. The Furan-2 should handle the bacterial component, but will have little or no effect on a fungal component. This will necessitate treatment with a more or less specific anti-fungal such as Melafix. i would wait until the lesions showed evidence of healing before I added an anti-fungal treatment.
Of interest is the reason for the infection, In the absence of trauma from some cause, I would be looking hard at water parameters.
Posted 03 July 2018 - 01:03 PM
The Gudgeon was being beaten up by the owners other fish hence selling it
Was under the impression that this much happened overnight but looking at a photo from yesterday there's small signs of it on the fins which I never noticed. Very small however, stupid. has grown like crazy overnight however
Will get some melafix (Pimafix??) in there later.
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Posted 06 July 2018 - 05:03 PM
Not in good shape
Have to go out tonight, super scared I’m gonna come back to my favourite fish dead
Meth blue and furan 2 in there..
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Posted 09 July 2018 - 07:27 AM
Thanks for sharing - good/bad may help someone later.
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