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I have a 5" Red Top I brought home 3 days ago from a private fish keeper that was breaking down a tank of adult Haps. I put him in my all male peacock/hap tank for two nights. Sometime during night two he got pretty thrashed not sure who the culprit was I have 18 fish in a 5' 120g. All his fins were hammered and was wounds along his sides so I put him in a 50g that I keep set up without much in it. Its eighty degrees and has the appropriate amount of salt in it and a LFS recommended I start with Seachem Sulfaplex for meds. So I did that yesterday on new years eve. I came home from work this evening and he looks more ragged and has a dozen white fuzzy spots every where his scales where injured. Any suggestions. Thanks for the help.
 

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Why is there salt in the tank? The med you chose seems to cover all the diseases I know of that has fuzzy growths, but it may be hard to recover from a beating that damaged all his fins and created wounds along his sides.

Are the fuzzy patches bunches of tiny spots or larger patches on each side?
 

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Salt as a first step treatment for his fins and preventative for ick. I checked him with a flashlight this morning before work and I think the white fuzzy patches were gone his fins are terrible. We'll see this evening.
 

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Last night it looked like his fins had started to round off and lose the ragged edges most of the white stuff was gone. This morning with a flashlight his fins look much improved continuing to round off, edges looking solid and healing. I think he may pull through. Tonight i'll do a small water change and retreat on the 72 hour mark with the Sulfaplex. Not sure if it is helping but so far it hasn't hurt.
 
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