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Old 1 Week Ago   #1
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Unhappy Nothing Fun About Fungus (Best Treatment?)

Hey all.

I noticed the other day my Lotl miiiiiight have been developing fungus; unfortunately this morning I woke up to a little spool on one of his gills

I've tubbed him in fresh dechlorinated water and added a frozen water bottle because the tap water was somewhat warmer than the tank water.

Do I NEED to do salt/tea baths or can I just leave him to chill in the fresh water and let him do his thing for a few days? The fungus that was on him has already come off (came off in the tank as he was swimming away from me)

Do I need to do anything to the tank because of the fungus?

As for water parameters they've been consistantly at

0.25 Ammonia (which I think is a false reading from the prime I've been dosing, so I've stopped doing that and waiting to see)

0 Nitrites.

20 Nitrates.

Temp always sits between 14C and 20C

I have no idea what caused the fungus.



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Fungus happens. I had two females in a cycled tank that recently layed eggs, they both got fungus due to their immune systems being compromised from laying.

Maybe you don't need a salt bath, maybe not even a tea bath unless you see the fluff return. If you can get a hold of some Indian almond leaves, you can throw a few in the water to gently guard against fungus. You can also use almond leaves in your cycled tank to help prevent fungus in the future. I do this, but it does tint your water a little bit.



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If it's mild Indian almond leaves might be enough to help, as Krispy said. I have used them in my tank but have never had them tint the water, though I am probably not using enough to cause tinting (1 leaf in a 30 gallon), or I'm doing something wrong lol. If you use the leaves keep an eye on the pH as it can drop it quite quickly. I use coral to counteract that.



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