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Old 11-30-2012, 12:56 PM   #1
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Default Fungus Issues and a Sad Cory Lover

Recently I lost one of my favorite (and one of my first) fish to fungus. One day my Panda Cory was fine, the next I noticed a huge amount of fungus on him and started treatment, but it was already too late and he died are there any nonstandard signs that a fish has fungus before it becomes visible? Thanks,

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Old 11-30-2012, 09:29 PM   #2
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Fungus is opportunistic, often attacking already sick or stressed fish. So keep fish healthy and unstressed and uninjured in clean water. Easier said than done, though.
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Blah. My fish seemed healthy though... I suppose I'll just have to keep a closer watch on them then... thanks, and definitely easier said than done.
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Do watch for scratching/flashing. Anything that grows on a fish usually itches.
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I'm sorry, but what do you mean by flashing? And that makes perfect sense, thanks for the tip!
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Flashing is the same as a fish scratching. They get up close to decor and seem to bounce off it fast it changing direction. In fish with a metallic sheen in a directional light you can see what looks like flashes of light. Some fish will do it to display to potential mates, but it can often be the first sign of ich or other "itchy" illness. They seem to be trying to scrape off the annoyance on a rock. If your decor is sharp, like lava rock, fish can injure themselves doing this.

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Ok, good to know. This morning my Angelfish was doing that... I hope he doesn't have anything
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Ok, good to know. This morning my Angelfish was doing that... I hope he doesn't have anything
Treat with anti fungal and antibac for the week and do a 25% water change, and then keep up your 20% weekily change
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Ok, thanks. I think I'm just going to watch him really closely for now to see if he does this again but if he does, I'll definitely do what you suggest.
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