Thanks for the response Ray. Sorry its been so long for me to reply. I have a lot to tell. This new tank might not be worth it
First off I have done some sketching (Got to stay strong) of what I want the new setup to look like. I've also ordered a few things that I will be digging into in the next week or so. But long story short.
I got Columnaris in my 35G!!!
That host most of my stock. I've been so busy with work and family (appointments and what have you) I didn't do my normal weekly water changes or even really get a chance to look at the tank itself. Total Bummer. Within the last week I've had 3 Puffer fish die (which one is whom I believe the columnaris came with) 1 Rosy barb I've had for a year now died in a salt bath.
So this is what I've done.
As soon as I noticed, when I had that one night to look at my tank of course, that the 1st rosy barbs mouth was white(this was after my puffer fish died because he had cotton hanging from his mouth in another tank that was strictly for my puffers). I thought I had spread the disease via a net, hands, water cups, etc.
I went right to my lfs and asked the man what to do. I mentioned I had a black knife fish who was doing fine and that he was scaleless. I bought an API treatment kit that cures fin rot ich and a few other diseases. I than proceeded to seperate him into another tank which hes in and is doing ok due to size and than treated my main 35G for a week dosing accordingly. (this is including the addition of salt) There after I have been doing water changes every day! at least 15% - 20%
I came home tonight and noticed on the Gold Barb the red and white fungus buildup in the back fin by his tail was gone and he only had a slight buildup of the cotton on a top scale by his top fin which was very light. She's active and ready to go. The next Rosy barb in line however has turned completely white in the back end of the fish ( it looks like a two toned car) The fish is now staying in the corner and constantly gasping for air.
I've read a lot about this diseases and it does not sound pleasent! I need to know what to do at this point. I want to keep the fish I have and transfer them into my new setup but will the disease spread if I introduce the fish that have no symptoms yet ??
The knife fish is also main concern as he is my favorite. He is scaleless but can he still carry the disease and spread it ??
Also the wife will murder me If I kill her glofish !!
I know I dont contribute much as I'm still learning about the hobby but any help here would be great.
If your here thanks for taking the time to read and enjoy your upcoming holidays