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Old 12-11-2012, 01:34 AM   #1
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I've had 5 swordtails die over the last week with what I thought was a fungus but now I'm not so sure. Tonight when I was doing my water change I noticed a whitish patch growing on my last female swordtail. When she goes through the filter current the patch looks stringy. I know this isn't a very good picture but she won't stay still long enough for a better shot.

Can anyone tell from this photo what is on her tail or what medication I should use?
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:17 AM   #2
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fungus and bacteria like columnaris look alike w/o a microscope. If you don't have something that treats both, treat one and if no improvement (and there are any fish left), change water and treat for the other.
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Ok i'll treat for fungus 1st since I already have the medication. Would melafix do anything, I can get it tomorrow if so?

So far it hasn't gotten any worse and the swordtail is still as active as she normally is, but I noticed a similar splotch on both my male platy's tails.
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