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Which do you think is a better method of clearing up a fungus on the gills?

two of my axies have developed a cotton like fungus on the tips of their gills, not sure why, perhaps leftover food somewhere in the tank etc. I've been doing partial water changes more often.

I'm hesitant to salt-bathe them because I know it stresses them out.

I don't know where to get almond leaf from, I had never heard of it until clicking around a bit on the forum. It sounds a lot more natural... but will it clear up the problem....

thanks for opinions

I'll probably have to do something tonight before it gets any worse. I don't know where to get a hold of indian almond leaf, either. I live in a bit of a "podunk" village in Ohio, and I have to order most things off the internet. If you have a good website suggestion, I'd appreciate guidance as well!!

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Indian almond leaves can be effective if you catch the fungus early, salt baths are a more intensive treatment for advanced cases.

You should be able to get the leaves at specialist aquarium shops or on line.



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foster & smith?


both of them have patches on a couple gill stalks... I was hoping that the water changes and the coldness of the water would help them fight it off...



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are they also called Catappa? I found those on the website. they are dried. You just add them to the water? one at a time... or more? Thanks so much for your help. None of my axies have ever had this problem before. I think I am going to buy a nicer filter for this tank. I have never used this brand before and I think it may have contributed to the issue....



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