What is the water volume of the tank?
How long has the tank been running?
Since Feb 1, 2019
Does it have a filter?
Does it have a heater?
No, but temperature is always between 25C and 30C
What is the water temperature?
What is the entire stocking of this tank? (Please list all fish and inverts.)
One Nerite and a Dwarf Puffer, with a ton of small Ramshorn and Pond Snail babies that are too small to even tell which snail they are.
How often do you change the water?
Once a week, though I changed it today as I only got my DP three days ago.
How much of the water do you change?
Today I changed half a gallon
What do you use to treat your water?
Dechlorinator (idk it is a chinese brand)
Do you vacuum the substrate or just the water?
*Parameters - Very Important
Did you cycle your tank before adding fish?
What do you use to test the water?
API freshwater test kit
What are your parameters? We need to know the exact numbers, not just “fine” or “safe”.
How often do you feed your fish? I fed it yesterday and the day before but not today nor the first day I got it since I was eating things around the tank
How much do you feed your fish?
I think I overfed it yesterday as I gave it a couple of frozen blood worms and it had already taken chunks out of snails while I was at work.
What brand of food do you feed your fish?
N/A it is frozen
Do you feed frozen or freeze-dried foods?
Illness & Symptoms
How long have you had this fish?
How long ago did you first notice these symptoms?
In a few words, can you explain the symptoms?
Tiny white growth on its right fin... at first I thought it was maybe a worm or something as it looks almost like one of the small flatworms I see in the tank, but it wasn't moving.
Have you started any treatment for the illness?
Was your fish physically ill or injured upon purchase?
How has its behavior and appearance changed, if at all?
Explain your emergency situation in detail. (Please give a clear explanation of what is going on, include details from the beginning of the illness leading up to now)
I just noticed a small, white bump on its right fin. I tried taking a few pictures but the fish itself is so small that I don't know if you can even notice it, but I will try posting the pictures later if they are needed.
Basically the fish is acting perfectly healthy, and I observed its poop which was solid and brown/black so I thought I wouldn't have to worry about any internal parasites at least. My sister actually pointed out to me there was something on its fin or I wouldn't have noticed. There is a tiny white growth/bump on its fin and I am quite worried as if it is some sort of disease I would like to treat it asap. I googled it and the first result that came up was some viral disease and that really freaked me out. It has only been three days since I got the little thing so I understand it might be stressed out. Is there anything I can do to help?
I did notice every now and then it darts really fast across the tank, though it doesn't do this often. The current is a bit strong in the tank but I have ordered a different type of lily pipe and it should be here in a few weeks. I am scared to just leave the filter off as it might just cause something else to develop in the tank.
I attached a picture of the puffer with the white growth on its fin. I noticed there is also a small bump/dot on its belly. It literally just looks like a dot hanging off its belly and I don't know if its related or not. Please help, this puffer has only spent 3 days in my tank.