Hi everyone, first post here as I amgenuinely lost with this challenge. Approx 3 weeks ago bought a shoal of black emperor tetras. One died within 24 hours, but one other has been permanently ill since. Within two days this fish in question developed white spots, which looked like a classic case of white spot. Therefore I have treated for the white spot. However I have now completed two full treatment cycles, and this one fish persists with one or two spots. It has not affected any other fish and this one black emperor tetra also hides all the time and is badly discoloured.
Despite the appearance could these spots be anything else?
Thanks for the response. Couple hours after posting this i realised guppies can interbreed with mollies and that would explain why they chased them so i don't think there is much of a risk of damage to either fish but to be safe i removed 2 of the 4 male guppies and replaced them with 6 female guppies and it seemed to have fixed the issue :)
I've just been reading back over your posts and realised your Betta is currently in a filterless bowl on which you're doing partial daily water changes to control ammonia. In this case, rather than cycling the new filter/tank with ammonia I would move the Betta in and let him cycle it. You'll need to do daily water changes to control ammonia/nitrite while the tank cycles, but you're doing that anyway so overall he'd be better off in the new tank as he'd have more space and water circulation.
I completely emptied my 5 gallon tank and rinsed everything to remove the LA’s totally (NOT) Awesome ammonia. I rinsed the filter media, the gravel and live plants. Then I rinsed and scrubbed the tank itself. I put everything back together including fluval stratum and the rinsed gravel and filled it with clean dechlorinated water. I then placed my plants and completed the fill with more dechlorinated water. So, now I’m back to square one.
But my ammonia won’t arrive for 9 more days! Do I just wait or is there something I should do?
And nice to meet you since I am new to the forum! :) Would really appreciate some input from you for one of my neon tetras. It has developed a red growth on its mouth (see picture attached). It has actually grown more within the last week.
I bought Melafix for bacterial infections but haven't seen any improvement in the last 3 days.
Have you come across anything like this before and do you have any advice?