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Old 02-07-2005, 12:45 PM   #1
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Coral Beauty w/Mouth Fungus

Any advice on how to treat? My parameters in my tank are all fine. I have put the fish in a QT tank. Any suggestions? Thanks.
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Old 02-07-2005, 01:35 PM   #2
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Have you tried Melafix?

I used to work at a Petco with a large saltwater display, we would use this stuff and it seemed to work pretty well.

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Old 02-07-2005, 03:01 PM   #3
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Melafix is really messy. You have to turn off your Protein Skimmer yada yada yada . . . Thanks for the suggestion though . . .
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I'm pretty sure you're going to have to do that with most medications. I do, however, have medication that REQUIRES a Protien Skimmer and IS reef safe, but I'm not sure of the name and I'm not sure if it's effective agaisnt mouth fungus. I'll let you know a little later.
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Old 02-07-2005, 04:30 PM   #5
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Since you have it in a QT already I would use Maracyn II at double the dose daily for 7 days total. Fungus problems are usually not what they appear and commonly gram negative bacteria. Be sure it is not Lympho either (warty instead of cottony). There is no treament for that.

FWIW, had you left the fish in the main the other fish would not normally have been at risk. This can typically be fixed without any treatment. Increasing the frequency of water changes, boosting the foods nutrition and reducing stress will allow the fish's immune system to do the job.

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Steve,

The fungus is preventing him from eating. I will follow your advice and see how things go. Thanks.
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Definately needs treatment then. If the Maracyn does not show signs of abating the problem within a few days then it's most likely Lympho. With it impeding proper feeding, I hope not.

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And yeah, mcquillian, I checked out that medication I have and it's just for parasites. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
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No offence BDAWG but the only thing I would use Melafix for (if ever) would be to help preventing wounds from becoming a larger problem. It really isn't good for much else and has little or no affect on most parasites.

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It's cool man, but IME it does work on mouth fungus.
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