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calgaryflames
07-17-2010, 11:18 PM
i have a few 6 discus with my rays and nooticed that one of the discus has developed a bit of a white film on his skin.is this normal or maybe fungus.the discus seems very healthy eats and is dominant of the group and still seems ok.How can i cure this.i do 10% water change everyday.i dont want to do meds because of the rays any body have cure or n-know if this is even a problem

TMB
07-17-2010, 11:19 PM
can you post up a pic.

calgaryflames
07-17-2010, 11:23 PM
camera wont pick up film on skin, but i can notice it also his color is darker too now.
we have hard water here and i am not adding anything to soften water nor do i plan on it.the temp is about 90

bigdaddy
07-17-2010, 11:23 PM
that seems like an odd tank mate for the discus but sea salt does wounders for fish fungus and fin and gill problems

TMB
07-17-2010, 11:25 PM
well discus need soft water.

bigdaddy
07-17-2010, 11:25 PM
that seems warm for them? 90 im thinkin 80 82 imo of course

calgaryflames
07-17-2010, 11:26 PM
salt ok.i gave him a salt bath already.

rays are a odd tank mate for discus??? tons of people keep stingrays with discus

bigdaddy
07-17-2010, 11:29 PM
it seem odd to me not saying it was bad and i think it would be neat to see..:) when you do a water change do you add more salt to make up the difference

apisto
07-19-2010, 4:40 AM
what colour is the sick discus' faeces?

Boose1357
07-19-2010, 4:55 AM
Yea, typically if the feces is white it is an internal parasite causing the problem. If Im not mistaken...

apisto
07-19-2010, 10:42 AM
if the faeces is white you are in a whole load of trouble, especially since you keep them with rays.
Another option that just dawned on me but could it be possible that one of your rays had a go at your discus. One of my old man's rays developped quite a taste for discus. It took us ages to figure out what was causing the disappearance of several discus until we caught him one night trying to envelop one of the discus