I believe my baby betta has the start of a fungal infection. I can see some light fuzz near his gills on one side of his head. He is currently in QT in a maaon jar from my snail tank. What is recommended to nip this thing before it spreads? If there are any sugestions of meds that won't harm my snails once betta goes back into the tank that would be best.
Water parameters in my 10 gallon are good. I adopted betta from a friend and the betta used to live in a gallon or less tank by himself with bad water (biweekly changes) so could have came from there...
Clean water can help clear anything up.
U say he is in a QT jar? Thats not going to help.. He needs a clean cycled warm tank and daily 25% water changes.
Clean water will clean a fungus infection?
He's quarantined as i don't want this to spread to the snails. I don't have a spare cycled tank to put him in. What is the best way to treat him in his isolated tank?
I mean no offense but i am reading lots of comflicting info on treatment and would love more responses
There arent many things that can treat fungus with snails in the tank, however leanne is right the best first treatment would be remaining in the cycled tank and ultra clean water. Temp shouldnt be more than 78 though until it is cleared.
Fungus is an oppertunistic illness, not a contagious disease like some other fish issues. Even if it were aa disease there are almost none that snails are succeptable to.
I used Kordon Ich Attack to get rid of the fungus that two of my skirt tetras had near their mouths. I treated the whole tank for about 3 weeks, rather than isolate the tetras. I also had 5 nerite snail in the tank at the time which are still doing well at this time. It is safe for inverts.
Here is more information on it http://www.kordon.com/kordon/products/organic-herbal-preventatives-and- treatments-2/ich-attack-disease- treatment#compatabilities-toxicity!
I cant get the whole link to work so you will have to copy and paste...sorry
Thanks everyone for the advice!