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Offline SeanTurtle

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New Oto has strange 'dandelion' attached to it
« on: April 27, 2018, 02:55:43 pm »
Hello there

Very much a newbie to the aquarium hobby, with the help of a more experience friend. I've recently purchased two Otos, and all has been well, but I've noticed in the last couple of hours that one has a strange dandelion (sorry, can't think of a more accurate description) attached halfway down its body.

Hasn't shown any ill effects or anything, but as a complete novice I'm a little concerned for their well-being.

I've attached a photo to the post. Appreciate any advice anyone can offer.

Sean

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    Offline SeanTurtle

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    Re: New Oto has strange 'dandelion' attached to it
    « Reply #1 on: April 27, 2018, 03:04:19 pm »
    I've done some research and I think it might be a fungal infection?

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    Re: New Oto has strange 'dandelion' attached to it
    « Reply #2 on: April 27, 2018, 03:12:20 pm »
    Hi, I had something similar on one of my corys last year, but on its mouth. I assumed it was some sort of fungal infection it had got after damaging its mouth on my substrate. Unfortunately mine passed away before I got a chance to have a proper look and treat it. I did some research after and it sounded like cotton wool disease? a fungal infection. Hopefully someone with more experience can give you some more guidance though.

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    Re: New Oto has strange 'dandelion' attached to it
    « Reply #3 on: April 27, 2018, 03:26:30 pm »
    That is defo a fungus of some sort.....think of fungi as tiny mushrooms and with such a good close up pic you can see the stalk and top of each one in the cluster.
    Try Seachem Paraguard, it’s been pretty good for me! I would start treating ASAP


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    Re: New Oto has strange 'dandelion' attached to it
    « Reply #4 on: April 28, 2018, 09:13:19 am »
    *agree*
    What the ph/hardness and temperature?
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    Re: New Oto has strange 'dandelion' attached to it
    « Reply #5 on: May 03, 2018, 08:06:14 am »
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