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There is one tiny little white ish discolored spot on the back of my white cloud mountain minnow and I would like to make sure it is not a fongus or any other type of disease?

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it doesn’t seem to be raised or hairy. The quality of the pictures is not amazing but these fish aren’t the easiest to photograph 😖

20 gallons with 13 WCMM and 3 cpo (dwarf crayfish)

68 F

pH 7.6

0/0/10

gH 10

kH 4

Aqueon quietflow 20

Have an air stone.

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How long has this tank been set up with the current stocking? Did you quarantine your fish before they were introduced? 

I've had a similar issue with my platys recently which I fixed by using salt & change of substrate and parasite medication. Corys recommendation was 1 tablespoon per 3 gallons for my situation. Make sure salt is safe with your current stocking.

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1 minute ago, Wesley said:

How long has this tank been set up with the current stocking? Did you quarantine your fish before they were introduced? 

I've had a similar issue with my platys recently which I fixed by using salt & change of substrate and parasite medication. Corys recommendation was 1 tablespoon per 3 gallons for my situation. Make sure salt is safe with your current stocking.

So you do think it would be fongus?

My tank has been running with the current setup/stocking for a month. 

I can’t use salt as I have crayfish.

And in Canada we do not have any type of medication. So if you are positive it is fongus I would have to move him alone in a hospital tank.

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Thanks for the article. I wasn't aware of that situation. That is very unfortunate.

Perhaps instead of moving the single wcmm, move the crayfish to a seperate tank and treat the whole tank with aquarium salt. Keep it mind that doing 50% water change is only going to get 50% of the salt out so it might take a while to dilute salt levels down far enough to reintroduce the crayfish.

 

I personally cannot aquire Levamisole where I live, though perhaps Greg from Selectaquatics is able to ship you some to Canada. This helps with internal worms & parasites, which if a salt treatment won't help is probably your best next bet:  selectaquatics@gmail.com

WWW.SELECTAQUATICS.COM

Levamisole medication

 

 

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