View Full Version : banggai cardinalfish is not looking good
02/01/2006, 07:08 AM
my banggai cardinalfish has a white mass on its side! it is slimy looking. i think it is a fungus. i have had him for over a year. what can i do for him? i don't think I can catch him.
02/01/2006, 09:03 AM
upload a pic if you can
02/01/2006, 09:45 AM
Fungus is relatively rare in SW because it prefers an acidic environment (and our tanks are alkaline). A "white mass" could be a number of things, including a serious bacterial infection, lymphocystis, or a larger tumor. A pic would definitely help.
02/01/2006, 09:58 AM
02/01/2006, 10:05 AM
possibly a bacterial issue..lucky typically they can appear on the eyes like mine did..lost the eye.
i'm guessing the only real effective treatment would be to treat in hosp tank with a antibiotic.
02/01/2006, 10:29 AM
sorry it took so long for the pic i was at school
02/01/2006, 10:31 AM
my hospital tank is not ready for a fish yet :(
will this kill him?
02/01/2006, 10:36 AM
It's a great pic. On that fish, I agree it could be bacterial. It' doesn't look very invasive yet. Is this a new tank? Are there any water quality issues? May be able to improve on that and help him fight it. It looks so superficial right now.
02/01/2006, 10:50 AM
it is a 2 year old tank and i am not having any water problems. he does like to hang around my seabay anemone. he hits the tentacles some times could this be the reason?
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