ashley asked in PetsFish · 1 decade ago

Sucker Catfish... HELP!!!!!!?

My sucker catfish has got some white hair-like things on its back of the head and it is just sitting on the glass ansd not eating (sucking ) anything...what must b the problem

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  • 1 decade ago
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    It is an external parasite. Either a fungus or a protozoan. Treat it with aquarium salt or any table salt. It is most reccommended to use between 1-5 tbs salt per gallon. I have used just 1 tbs per gallon and it has worked for me. Try 1 tbs per gallon first, and if it does not start working within 3 days, increase to 2 tbs per gallon. Once it starts to clear up, stop adding salt and once the fungus is gone, leave the salt in the tank for 1 more week, before doing a small(5-10%) water change every 2 days to remove the salt. Don't do a big water change because removing too much salt may kill the fish. About 8-10 small water changes should do it, depending on how much salt you need to use.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Fungus is your problem. Go to your fish store and get proper medication to treat that before it spreads!

  • Rob
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    It is a fungus. Treat the tank before he dies.

  • 1 decade ago

    its a fungus. you have to go to the petstore and get treatment for it!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I think it might have eaten to much algae

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