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So I have been working a fair all week with long days, did a 30% water change mid week fed fish only in the AM. Anyway just did about a 50% really good cleaning substrate/water change, water cleared up from the normal cloudiness I get from air and what not after cleaning, but I noticed most of the fish have like a white sheen/film on their bodies, none of them are scratching on rocks or anything they all seem normal with a couple holding, water perams are 0 ammonia, 0 nitrites and 10/15 on nitrates.

It seems to be just above the sunspots on the Kasangas pretty sure it's not ick maybe it's just the light reflecting off the scales? Just never really noticed it before.

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Can you take a few photos ?
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I will try not sure it will show up..
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Sounds like cotton wool. Thing is, any healthy tank carries all kinds of things but our fish develop an immunity to those things. Perhaps you doing a larger water change AND cleaning the substrate which carries a significant amount of beneficial bacteria caused it. Could be that their immune systems didn't react in time to prevent it. Just theory though. Good luck.
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Here is a video of them, you can see it when the light hits them right. Maybe it's nothing to worry about but any thoughts would be great! I did a 25% change last night and did a dose of stress coat figured it couldn't hurt. Anyway here you go, and thanks..

http://s221.photobucket.com/user/Jim...27c0a.mp4.html
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No ideas??
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I don't see any issues with the fish in the video Jim. Maybe their just getting their mucus on. I have heard that they can produce a little more mucus occasionaly. not sure why or what causes them to do this. I wonder if cleaning out the substrate kicked up a bunch of bacteria and it's a natural defence thing that they do.
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I don't see any issues with the fish in the video Jim. Maybe their just getting their mucus on. I have heard that they can produce a little more mucus occasionaly. not sure why or what causes them to do this. I wonder if cleaning out the substrate kicked up a bunch of bacteria and it's a natural defence thing that they do.

Guess I won't worry about it, will keep an eye on them though!
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Could of been a change in hardness after the 50% change or just a reaction with the chemicals and salts that caused extra slime coat to form.

They should clear up within a few days at most.

IMO Stress Coat is not all that great of product bc the fish naturally produces slime coat on their own.

For water with chloramine I like the Seachem Prime or the dry form called Safe better.
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Could of been a change in hardness after the 50% change or just a reaction with the chemicals and salts that caused extra slime coat to form.

They should clear up within a few days at most.

IMO Stress Coat is not all that great of product bc the fish naturally produces slime coat on their own.

For water with chloramine I like the Seachem Prime or the dry form called Safe better.
Water comes straight from a well no treatments really needed, doing the same for 4 years..
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