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help discus with white film on skin looks like fungus

Discussion in 'Angel Fish & Discus' started by calgaryflames, Jul 18, 2010.

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    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
     
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    can you post up a pic.
     
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    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
     
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    that seems like an odd tank mate for the discus but sea salt does wounders for fish fungus and fin and gill problems
     
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    well discus need soft water.
     
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    that seems warm for them? 90 im thinkin 80 82 imo of course
     
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    salt ok.i gave him a salt bath already.

    rays are a odd tank mate for discus??? tons of people keep stingrays with discus
     
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    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
     
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    what colour is the sick discus' faeces?
     
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    Yea, typically if the feces is white it is an internal parasite causing the problem. If Im not mistaken...
     

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