Spots on fins Fahaka

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Spots on fins Fahaka

Postby KorrepZ on Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:35 am

Hi guys,

You probably all know Yoda.... I think one of the oldest Fahakas on TPF atm.

He has been my companion of 3 years now and has always had a few little spots on his fins. Ofcourse I have always kept an eye on it but since a while now it is getting worse. Could somebody identify what it might be so I can either not worry or treat it? Pretty sure its not white spot (its not fluffy and his pall the Synodontis nigriventris doesn't have the spots) but it would be nice to know what im dealing with.

Can't post any water parameters atm as my measuring case it at work. But convinced the values are perfect with the size of my tank and insanely big pump system.
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Re: Spots on fins Fahaka

Postby bertie 83 on Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:02 am

Looks like the start of ich, follow the salt and heat method and he will be sorted in no time. Please do not use any meds other than melafix to help the skin heal
It's amazing how easy maintenance is. If done regularly and thoroughly
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Re: Spots on fins Fahaka

Postby KorrepZ on Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:24 am

help the skin heal? He has no skin wounds... Just some spots on his fins. Almost certain its not the ich as he has had these spots for a year now without it getting worse. Untill recently. Spots are not white btw... but almost the same color as his fins.

Will try to make a decent close up once the bugger isnt flapping about :lol:
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Re: Spots on fins Fahaka

Postby Pufferpunk on Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:36 am

I'm not sure that's ich. Ich is more evenly spaced. I have seen those occasionally on my fahaka. Just keep the water pristine. Melafix didn't help but it won't hurt, either.
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Re: Spots on fins Fahaka

Postby bertie 83 on Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:36 am

Durin the ich's lifecycle the cysts burst, these ruptures are helped to heal by melafix.
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Re: Spots on fins Fahaka

Postby KorrepZ on Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:46 am

So basicly some waterchanges the next days/weeks and see what happens PP?
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Re: Spots on fins Fahaka

Postby Pufferpunk on Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:22 pm

Try that & see if it spreads. Again, you could try Melafix.
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Re: Spots on fins Fahaka

Postby KorrepZ on Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:45 pm

Here's a more clear close up of his sidefin
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Re: Spots on fins Fahaka

Postby Fahaka Fakka on Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:33 pm

How did this go? My Fahaka seems to have the same thing on the right fin. Not on the skin. Not as defined white spots as they get usually. Not a lot of it yet. Just curious whether yours had white spots or not, and what worked and didn't.
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