sick neon tetra with mouth fungus? - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
This liquid is a quick, effective remedy for Betta Fish that are experiencing mouth and body fungus, cotton-like looking growths, fin/tail rot. and other infections.
Mouth fungus is a bacterial disease and is characterized by white lines and clump-like blisters around the mouth. If this illness is not recognized and treated early enough it can definitely be fatal for your Betta fish.
Mouth fungus most usually starts -- as the name indicates -- on a fish's mouth. However, it can also occur on the head and gills. The infection is actually caused by bacteria (genus Flexibacter), but these bacteria form white, gray or pinkish colonies that look fuzzy like a fungus. To treat it, you need to use an antibiotic that can treat gram-negative bacterial infections like kanamycin. You can purchase such antibiotics at pet shops; many will indicate they are effective against mouth fungus. Ideally, you should put your betta in a separate quarantine aquarium for treatment, since antibiotics can kill the beneficial bacteria that break down fish waste in aquariums.
I am concerned that my betta fish has mouth fungus
from broken blood vessels inside a fish's mouth, body, fins and eyes.
Branchiomycosis or gill fungus is less common than other fungi that may attack the gill. While it is a true fungus, it often occurs with bacteria -- and purely bacterial infections look identical. In this infection, your betta will flap his gill covers more quickly. You will see blotchy red and white patches on the gills themselves if your betta has this type of fungus. You should immediately treat with a broad-spectrum antibiotic. Many pet shop antibiotics contain cocktails of drugs that can treat both bacteria and fungi. Unlike other fungus forms, this one spreads to other fish rapidly, and you should treat the entire aquarium. While this is the "true" gill fungus, you are more likely to see a body or mouth fungus infect the gills of a betta than this fungus.Mouth fungus is not usually seen in well-managed aquaria, and is much more typical of aquariums with seriously management and/or stocking problems. So the best way to prevent mouth fungus is to ensure your aquarium is correctly set-up, stocked, and maintained. This entails proper of the aquarium before fish are added, careful selection of fish species that share the same requirements in terms of water chemistry and temperature, and that their social behavior is correctly managed as well. Fighting, for example, is an easy way for fish to damage themselves, and in doing so, allow mouth fungus to become a problem. This is particularly true with that like to “wrestle” with their jaws. Keeping livebearers in soft, acidic water is another easy way to get mouth fungus into your aquarium, as is keeping tropical fish such as bettas in an unheated aquarium. Goldfish most commonly become infected when kept in unfiltered or overstocked aquaria.Cotton wool fungus disease is a general term used to refer to the fungus infection on the skin, fins and fish’s mouth. The white fungus (looks like cotton) usually develop in the areas where fish have been infected before, where the parasite attacked and injured betta fish. These pathogenic fungi often the Saprolegnia and Achyla species. Many other fungi can cause disease and sometimes can find many types of fungi cause disease in fish.Visual Symptons: The Betta Fish will have a whitish fungus around the mouth and lips. Looks kinda of like cotton. The fish infected with cotton mouth will lose their appetite and become very sluggish.