Jessierr Jessierr
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  • Posted on: 11/5/2013 21:52
Help! Moor with fin fungus/ich? #1
I've got a black moor with a weird fungus or ich but I'm not sure what it is. Please help?

The thing is on its dorsal fin on one side and there's a kind of little split on the other side of the fin. The thing looks like a line within a furry circle. It also has some tiny white spots on its body and dorsal fin.

I had guppies in this tank but they died whilst we were away over Easter due to a heating problem so we cleaned the tank and washed all the stones in our sink and did a partial water change.

Four days ago we bought one moor, two fantails. They are all about two inches long in a 12 gallon tank. With a couple of plastic plants that I had washed. My filter is a SmallWorld sponge&carbon filter on a motor.

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Re: Help! Moor with fin fungus/ich? #2
Hi, welcome to FK Sorry to hear you're having problems though. Are you able to test the water for ammonia, nitrite and nitrate? When the tank was empty, did you add a source of ammonia to keep the filter ticking over until you added the new fish? If not, I suspect your tank is no longer cycled and the fish are being exposed to ammonia and nitrite due to the filter bacteria having died off Long term your tank is not going to be a suitable home for three fancies but let's focus on getting them better before anything else

This article here will explain in more detail about the filter bacteria etc., and how to proceed if the filter has uncycled: ... hless-cycling-article.htm

If you take some water to your local shop and ask them to test it for make sure they write down actual results as 'fine' can be something of a grey area

The problem with the fin is more than likely down to poor water quality so i'd do a partial water change and keep doing them daily until you can get the water tested so we know what's going on in the water that should help dilute any pollutants. I wouldn't rush to add any meds until we know what the water is like

Do the white spots look like grains of salt sprinkled on him? If you could post a pic that would be great If it is whitest you may need to treat for that as it's a parasite and often manifests when fish are under the weather.
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