Velvet/fungal infection

Megan33

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My oranda seems to have some infection.Does anyone have any thoughts on what it is? I was thinking it's velvet but now I think it's some type of fungus.
I've treated the tank with medifin, which is why my water is blue. Unfortunately, I only got his meds today and he looks quite bad.

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Don’t look like fungus. Please post ur water parameters. Would lean toward velvet. Water quality ok? Try some copper.
 
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The white is like cotton wool. So at first I thought it was abit of new media I'd put in filter, so didn't treat with anything.
pH 8 Am 0, Nitri, 0, Nitra 5.0
I couldn't get a clearer pic Cos he doesn't stay still.
 

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Yea....could be extra slime coat more than fungus. There must some irritant.
 

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It's unsightly and getting worse. I'm hoping the medifin helps. I'm also getting pimafix tomorrow, which I will apply directly to his skin with a q tip.
 

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It's unsightly and getting worse. I'm hoping the medifin helps. I'm also getting pimafix tomorrow, which I will apply directly to his skin with a q tip.
I’d suggest hydrogen peroxide on a qtip. Should work better than pimafix.
 
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My pearlscale is dead and I'm so upset. She was fine and eating earlier. Wtf!!
I wasn't even worried about her, as she only had abit on her tail fin. I can't think what has caused this... Medifin is safe for fish but she was fine before.So now I'm panicking about the others. Devastated!
 

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Sorry to hear.
 
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