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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-29-2012, 02:02 AM Thread Starter
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Help identifying disease with OTO

Here is a picture of my OTO. The scales are turning white and not exactly sure what it has or how to cure if you could please take a look and help. Thank you in advance!!


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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-29-2012, 02:06 AM
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what other fish do you have?
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-29-2012, 03:10 AM
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It might be cotton fungus in it's early stages.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-29-2012, 01:39 PM Thread Starter
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I have green neon tetras that all seem to be normal and cherry red shrimp that stay far away from the oto
How would I treat this as I do not have a qt tank and most chemicals are going to be harsh on the shrinp

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I would get a cheap glass fish bowl from the Lfs. Catch as may shrimp as possible and place them in the bowl with a tiny heater and a air stone. You will have to do wc's every couple days. Treat the main tank.
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If the fluffs are coming out from between the scales, treat like a Gram negative bacteria infection.
If those are individual spots, or several spots grouped together then treat for Ich.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-29-2012, 05:02 PM Thread Starter
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thank you for the advise. It is weird I did a water change today and the white areas on his side went away but there is still one directly behind his head

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-04-2013, 01:05 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for everyones help. The OTO had fungus and unfortunately had to be replaced.

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