White cloud mountain minnow spinning/ whirling disease

Sarpijk

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Hi all, last year I had some problems with my minnows. I had some die after having these symptoms and some developed fungus. I lost about 5 fish. I treated the tank with Kanaplex and after that I moved and setup a whole new tank but kept the remaining fish that survived.

Few days ago , an older female , which ia entirely possible to be one of the initial stock , seemed a little off and the red on her tale was faded but it would swim and eat with the rest.

Yesterday I caught her spinning uncontrollably at times and today I decided to isolate her.

The only info I could find is about a whirling disease that affects trout and salmon..

Should I be worried for the rest of my fish or is it an old age symptom?
 

Aqua360

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Could be swim bladder or parasites, if it's swim bladder it's your water quality, up the water changes.

If it's parasites, as a precaution you can treat with praziquintel, usually used for discus.
 

Sarpijk

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I stay on top of weekly water changes. Also the tank is heavily planted . I dose maybe once a week. I also keep shrimp which look fine so I do not think this water related.

Could it be attributed to ferts? I dose DTPA iron.
 
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