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Angel Fish - fungus on spine, gasping for air - how to treat it? #1
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One of my Angelfish has fungus eating into his spine. Small bits of fungus also erupting over his body - he's getting worse. It was first caused by a bite from a larger Angelfish.

I have treated with ESHA 2000 (2 courses of treatment) and with Methylene Blue (2 courses of treatment). The Esha when squirted over his fungus removed a little of it, but it keeps growing. I've dabbed the Methylene onto the fungus, it dyed some of the fungus blue, but did not stop it growing.

I need to know whether he is salvageable as its eaten into him quite a lot now. See photos.

If so, what product do I use? I can now only afford something that'll work for sure.

Need responses quickly please, otherwise it's painless euthanasia by sedative.

Thanks

Arun

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Re: Angel Fish - fungus on spine, gasping for air - how to treat it? #4
Sorry to read about this. I would:
* ensure that you maximise filtration to minimise gasping by ensuring that the filter outflow provides as much surface agitation as possible (and use an airstone if you have one);
* try Myxazin - looking at Waterlife's products (which are excellent) https://www.waterlife.co.uk/tropical, either Myxazin or Protozin might be helpful - I would have said Protozin for the fungus but my concern is that its depth into the fish runs the risk of an ulcer/fintrot and bacterial infection, and Myxazin might be the better option in this case.
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Re: Angel Fish - fungus on spine, gasping for air - how to treat it? #5
Thanks - will try it.
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Re: Angel Fish - fungus on spine, gasping for air - how to treat it? #6
Hi. The fungus on your angelfish might be caused by stressful or poor water quality conditions. Or open sores and wounds can sometimes attract fungus. If it's like a white cottony growth on your angelfish then it's a mark of a fungal infection. Do an immediate 20 to 30 percent water change. The best recommendation is to use a general fungal treatment available from the local fish store. If only one fish is affected, isolate that fish in a quarantine tank for treatment.