Fins turning white

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atmichaels
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Fins turning white

Post by atmichaels » Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:15 am

This is a new one on me. One of my panda loaches has normally clear fins that have turned white. Anyone seen this before?

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Austen
Currently keeping: gastromyzon spp., hypergastromyzon humilis, pseudogastromyzon sp., sewellia spp., ambastaia sidthimunki, homaloptera spp., serpenticobitis octozona, Yaoshania pachychilus. As well as various catfish, loricarids, livebearers and tetras.

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Re: Fins turning white

Post by atmichaels » Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:21 pm

My best guess is a bacterial infection similar to what causes fin rot in poorly kept bettas. He's in a hospital tank and I'm treating with minocycline and monitoring closely.
Currently keeping: gastromyzon spp., hypergastromyzon humilis, pseudogastromyzon sp., sewellia spp., ambastaia sidthimunki, homaloptera spp., serpenticobitis octozona, Yaoshania pachychilus. As well as various catfish, loricarids, livebearers and tetras.

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Re: Fins turning white

Post by atmichaels » Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:14 am

There was no change in his condition using the recommended protocols for minocycline. I kept him in the hospital tank without treatment (other than daily water changes) for an additional two weeks and then treated with amoxicillin. After 4 days of amoxicillin his fins began to clear and were completely returned to normal by day 8.
Currently keeping: gastromyzon spp., hypergastromyzon humilis, pseudogastromyzon sp., sewellia spp., ambastaia sidthimunki, homaloptera spp., serpenticobitis octozona, Yaoshania pachychilus. As well as various catfish, loricarids, livebearers and tetras.

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