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Help!!! What is this????(long post)

Posted By: Butch <hawki@mahanoycity.net>
Date: Sunday, 5 August 2001, at 1:10 p.m.

I have a Blue Gourmai with a long thin white hair like tendril coming off of its left side. I'm not sure where it is attached. It's near or coming out of the gill opening.The fish is swimming ok but seems to not be eating. Usually chows down as soon as food hits the water.
My water seems ok no ammonia or nitrates measured. My ph is around 6.0. I have been feeding flake food, freeze dried blood worms, FD Krill, shrimp pellets, FD Tubifex worms and Frozen blood worms as a treat.
My 55g also holds 2 Clowns, another Blue gourmai (not affected)5 neons, 6 zebra dianos, a pair of velvet swords, 4 albino convict tets and 2 algae eaters.
Everybody else seems to be fine; no signs of illness.
Any help as to what is affecting my Gourmai would be apprec