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Old 03-16-2009, 01:49 PM   #1
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Fungus eliminator

If I use Jungle fungus eliminator will it kill my beneficial bacteria? My tank is newly cycled and I don't have a quarentine tank yet. I'll have one in a few days. Should I wait? I've been trying stresscoat and aquarium salt and my dwarf gourami isn't getting any better. He has a weird ulcer looking thing on his side close to his head. It's got white stuff on it since last night and his poop looks long and stringy. Thanks in advance!

ps...if you don't think fungus eliminator is the way to go I'm open to suggestions.
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I have never used it so I can't say.
I use Pimafix and I know it will not effect the bacteria.
PS: I did use Jungle parasite clear before and it didn't hurt anything, if that helps.
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I heard that the pimafix had something in it that is bad for labyrinth fish. Have you heard anything about that. I almost bought it anyway. Will medicated my tank with the fungus eliminator harm my other fish at all?
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I have heard that too but have used it with both my dwarf gouramis and gold gouramis with no problem at all.
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Well, I'm getting the sick tank tomorrow so I think I'll try the stuff I bought first. Then I'll try the the pimafix next. He's always hiding now and acts really scared at the slightest sight of me. Do fish do that kind of thing when they're sick?
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Yes they do hide when sick. And yes Jungle's fungus eliminator will affect your bacterial cycle. The stringy white poo may be indicating internal parasites.
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Yes they do hide when sick. And yes Jungle's fungus eliminator will affect your bacterial cycle. The stringy white poo may be indicating internal parasites.
Or internal bacterial infection. The fishes digestion system will produce mucus to try to eliminate the problem. That is what the white poo may be.
As I said earlier I have used Jungle parasite clear and it did not ruin my cycle.
Metronidazole treats a number of internal parasites and bacterial problems.
PS: I have done some research on the melafix/pimafix vs Labyrinth fish and it looks like it may be an urban legend. Like I said I have used it with my Labyrinth fish with no issues at all.
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ok...I'm going to get the jungle parasite clear and treat the whole tank. I bought the fungus clear yesterday but it sounds like the paraste clear is the one to go with. I think I'll also pick up some melafix or pimafix too. Which one is better?
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Neither is better,Pimafix treats certain fungus and bacteria and Melafix treats other strains of bacteria that Pimafix doesn't.
Some people use one or the other or both together.
Here is a pretty good article about it:
Organic Aquarium Treatments; Melaluca TTO, Melafix, Pimafix, pimenta, usnea.
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ok thanks....I'll check it it now.
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