Fungus? Is it fungus?!

Sarpijk

Member
Joined
11 Jan 2015
Messages
470
Ηi all, two out of 9 white cloud minnows appear to have white fungal growths on their bodies. Can anyone identify what is going on exactly and maybe suggest a treatment? Little buggers are too fast to photograph so excuse the blurred pics.
0f70dfe7e7fd5535fa42f8a08223477d.jpg
3018d592627aeae12766370a0094a532.jpg
 

Edvet

Global Moderator
Staff member
Joined
15 Aug 2013
Messages
5,149
Location
Lelystad, Netherlands
If all water parameters are good and the rest of the fish show no problems i would catch these out and either treat them or cull them.
 

Sarpijk

Member
Joined
11 Jan 2015
Messages
470
I was told that these spots a.k.a cotton mouth is a strain of Columnaris which is
a serious bacterial infection.

I am treating the whole tank with anibiotics.
 
Joined
26 Feb 2013
Messages
3,373
I was told that these spots a.k.a cotton mouth is a strain of Columnaris which is
a serious bacterial infection.
Yes it is. And later scientific studies suggest it is a water column borne opportunistic pathogen. After the treatment you may want to look into doing more water changes and perhaps evaluate the day to day habits, fish feeding, fish diet, filters, fish density, CO2 levels, etc...It is hard to tell what triggered it.

If you've caught it early, the chances are you've halted it with the antibiotics, providing you got the right ones. I dealt with it once and it never returned.
 

Sarpijk

Member
Joined
11 Jan 2015
Messages
470
Yes it is. And later scientific studies suggest it is a water column borne opportunistic pathogen. After the treatment you may want to look into doing more water changes and perhaps evaluate the day to day habits, fish feeding, fish diet, filters, fish density, CO2 levels, etc...It is hard to tell what triggered it.

If you've caught it early, the chances are you've halted it with the antibiotics, providing you got the right ones. I dealt with it once and it never returned.
Do you have any suggestions on how to treat this successfully? I have read too many different things. Currently using Minocycline.
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
A Is this a fungus? Advice needed! Fish 8

Similar threads

Top