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Fin rot? Ich? Fungus?

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I need help identifying this, please. My other fish in the tank doesn't have anything on him, and this fish doesn't have any other spots worth this on it. It's only on the leading edges of his little arm fins. (Pectoral fins?) I recently added a Nerite Snail, and that's been the only change to his environment. Thanks a bunch, and let me know if i need to take better photos, please.

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Test Results for the Following:

* Ammonia Level(Tank)

- 0ppm

* Nitrite Level(Tank) 

- 0ppm

* Nitrate level(Tank)

- 40 (?)ppm

* Ammonia Level(Tap) 

- 0ppm

* Nitrite Level(Tap) 

- 0ppm

* Nitrate Level(Tap)

- 20ppm?

* Ph Level, (Tank) 

- 7.6

* Ph Level, (Tap)

- 7.6

- My municipality doesn't provide any information on water quality, so i don't know the gh or anything. :(

Other Required Info:

* Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops?

API Freshwater Master Kit, drops.

* Water temperature?

-70 to 80 F

* Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running?

- 36G bow front, running since 08.2015

* What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)?

-Fluval aqua clear rated for 50gph

* How often do you change the water and how much? Please answer both questions.

- once a week, 40-50%, next week80-90%

* How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change?

- 5 days, 80%

* How many fish in the tank and their size?

- 2 Ranchu, both about 3" SL

* What kind of water additives or conditioners?

- API Tap Water Conditioner

* What do you feed your fish and how often?

-Recently started giving repashy soilent green, about 2 weeks ago. Twice a day. Peas once or twice a week.

* Any new fish added to the tank?

-No

* Any medications added to the tank?

-recently aquarium salt, stress- x, and melafix.

* List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.

-Prazi for quarantine before introduction to tank. 07.2015

-Salt and melafix, Stress-X, for bruises on Lemon. 04.20.2016 to 05.01.2016

* Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? List all physical symptoms.

-Yes, the white goopy-looking spots.

* Any unusual behavior?

-No

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All I see are the dots on his pectoral fins, and if those are the only ones then that means those are breeding stars indicating that he's a male ready to breed.

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Oh really? That would really male me feel better. Are you sure? Please don't think I'm being skeptical of you, i just want to make sure. I love him so much that i don't want to skip over it if it is something bad. Thanks so much for the reply!

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I'm pretty positive since my big lionhead has the same thing. All I see are little white tubercles on his pectoral fins. I don't see anything else on his body or anything. No signs of flashing or rubbing on objects? If that's the case, it means he's a boy and ready to spawn.

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Alex is probably right, that's a common location for breeding stars. His look a little larger and bumpier than most I've seen, but they're probably breeding stars.

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Oh yay!

Thanks so much you guys! He doesn't have them anywhere else, no. He and the other fish have been nudging/chasing each other more often recently.

I'll continue to watch him carefully though. Ooooh yay, I really hope it's breeding stars. It's nice to confirm him as male, too! :D

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Those marks are about as tall(thick) as his fins are. Does that sound right?

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:idont  Maybe a mod can confirm?

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As far as I can tell, those look like breeding stars.

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Thanks everyone! If anyone else has an opinion please let me know!

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Nudging other fish is definitely a sign of hitting breeding maturity age and characteristics of breeding. He's a boy! Congrats :)

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:3 Yay! Thanks everyone! I'm really glad that it's not something crazy. 

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As far as I can tell, those look like breeding stars.

:bingo:

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Thanks a lot, everyone! :'D

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Its a Boy :clapping:

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Today Schmendrik has a spot like the others on his fins, on his head, over his eye. Is that also a common place for breeding stars? It's just one spot. Should i be worried?

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Hmmmm...can you post a picture?

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Hmmmm...can you post a picture?

There you go, and thanks again for helping! I think I'm a worry-wart, maybe?

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Wen growth? Don't listen to me though...wait for a mod :blink:

What a sweety!

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White spots on a wen may mean a bit of slime coat buildup or potentially wen growth. Since your last prazi treatment was last July, at the next water change add a dose of prazi. Flukes can buildup over time and it is common for people to put a dose of prazi or two in their tanks every 4 - 6 months. Flukes can result in slime coat buildup.

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Oh wow, I didn't know that they could just buildup in the slime coat! D: I'll do that then. So that one isn't a breeding star, then. :o

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Oh wow, I didn't know that they could just buildup in the slime coat! D: I'll do that then. So that one isn't a breeding star, then. :o

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The white spot on top of of your chu's head looks like wen growth to me. My lionhead has much different wen growth and has experienced more wen pimples than any of my orandas. Sometimes the wen pimples even look very fungus like, but it goes away after a few hours. Normally by him rubbing it on something or the wen pimple pops on its own.

 

Like Lisa said, if it's been a while since you have prazi'ed your tank, it doesn't hurt to go through a prazi treatment protocol. I do one on my tank about every 35 days as part of my maintenance plan. 

 

The white growth on his head is not breeding stars (breeding stars are only found on the gill plate and front pectoral fins), but looks like to me, wen growth. If your chu isn't acting abnormally or sick and your water parameters have been good, I would hedge my bet that it is wen growth. 

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Oooh ok thanks a lot! I didn't know they could get pimples either! XD everything is normal with the tank, and him, yeah. Okidoki, thanks everyone! I'll quit wording about it now. XD

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