Angler Fish Disease

Discussion in 'Fish Diseases' started by warrenk, Jun 22, 2012.

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  1. warrenk

    warrenk Plankton

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    My Angler Fish seems to of caught a disease/fungus on his foot. Any idea what this is? Or how to cure?

    Thanks for any help!
    Warren
     

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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome to 3reef Warren.

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  4. Renee@LionfishLair

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    How long have you had him? Is he eating and acting normal? I would guess a bacterial infection. Can you easily get Furan2? Any background info you have may be of help.
     
  5. warrenk

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    Thanks for replying!

    My Angler's appetite seems to of been affected. He used to eat a frozen fish every couple of days. Now He will only eat live fish every 2-4 days. Won't even look at frozen food. Seems less energetic about eating.

    The growth on the fin seems to be internal. It is really white under the skin. Would Furan2 be a good choice for internal infections?

    Thanks,
    Warren
     
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    Yes, it's good for internal infections. The change in feeding behavior usually indicates a decline in health.
     
  7. warrenk

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    Thanks for the advice. Will get Furan2 and will start treating. He just ate a goldfish tonight...so I am hopefully to save him/her!

    Appreciate your help!
    Warren
     
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    When he's feeling better, then we'll talk about diet :)