Hey guys. I need some help again. My QT has been overrun! But with what, I'm not sure. I've been keeping up pretty well with keep the QT clean, but these last week or so the feeding has been left to my better half due to my late work schedule. Unfortunately, when I came home, one of my baby bala sharks had died and the other is covered top to bottom with white bumps. I assumed Ich to be the cause, but it spread within the last 24 hours at a very rapid pace. I can't tell you the water parameters as of right now, but I do weekly water changes of about 25% and change the carbon filters every other week or so. There's no substrate in the bottom of the tank, so I can clearly see what caused the problem. There is a lot of left over food in the tank, including what appears to be an algae tab from yesterday and another one added today. The reason I'm not sure if it's Ich is that it's also white and patchy on the glass. I'm not seeing any movement from the masses, so I don't think it's a living parasite of any kind. I siphoned up all the yucky stuff from left over food and gave a half dose of Ich treatment since there's also a tiny lace cat in there as well. This should take care of the problem if it's a protozoan, but seriously, the growth rate on this stuff. The tank went from being very clean to almost being unable to see in the tank in about 48 hours. Tomorrow, I plan on doing a 50% water change and a second half dose of the Ich treatment when I get up before work and hopefully save my other bala shark and my tiny lace cat. They both have malformations and I took them in so they could have better lives, not die of terrible illness. If anyone has any ideas as to what this stuff is or could give me any ideas, I would be very grateful.
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