Hi everyone !
I'm totally new to this forum though i have read it in the past. I subscribed recently to share my problems with you since I'm looking for more sources of help/info as I kinda hit a wall.
I have a 33g tank. Running since the 7th of february. I added 7 Harlequin Rasboras (Trigonostigma heteromorpha) as my first fish around the 11th of march. About a month after starting my tank, which has been planted since day 1.
Around a week later i notice a little bit of white on one of my fish's mouth. I do some research. I end up going to my LFS and doing a 1 week PImafix treatment.
After a week it was still there and some other fish started to show discolouration on their mouths. I continued treating with Pimafix for another week. Obviously nothing changed. This is also where i noticed some transparent "things" latched on my tank glass, plants and wood. They kinda move with the current and seem to be latched on with a kinda tail. They are very small its hard to tell.
I started doing more in depth research and found these:
So i was aiming for an antibiotic treatment. Someone suggested Paraguard before possibly destroying my cycle. So i treated with Paraguard for 5 days. Nothing happened.
Now my fish have been sick for 3 weeks. By sick I mean some show white spots on their mouths. They have all their colors, swim normally, eat normally. I'm thinking I have one of the less violent strains of Columnaris. I get my hands on some Kanaplex. I do a 6 day treatment (recommended 3 doses max). Nothing changed.
I'm wondering, am I wrong? maybe this is NOT Columnaris? if not then what is it....
I mean, these fish have had these white mouths for a month with no change in behaviour or even evolution of the symptoms themselves since their apparition.
Is it possible the transparent "things" are not masses of bacteria attached so decor and glass such as suggested in the first article i posted in this thread?
Here are pictures of the transparent "things", if they seem brownish is cause of mulm stuck on them during a water change, I assure you of their transparency:
What I'm doing now.
Just finished the Kanaplex treatment so I'm changing a good amount of water. Running carbon in the filter for 24 hours. Then I am just gonna change water everyday for a couple of days see how it goes.
If nothing changed, I ordered more Kanaplex and Furan-2 online. Their combined use will be the next line of treatment.
Thanks in advance! And sorry for the long post.
Once i settle the score with this problem I will start a thread to present my tank to you guys and all my plans. Everything is kind of on hold for now.