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Old 09-21-2006, 09:03 PM   #11
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I have beaten dropsy once. It was a goldfish about 8 years ago. Then it died from a secondary infection from a wound from a parasite.

Ich was the bane of my existance until leasrning the heat/salt method. I may have finally ended an long-running struggle with TB. R/O water has greatly reduced fungus deaths.

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Old 09-22-2006, 09:11 PM   #12
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I had ich on my angel fish which I had to euthenize. My Piranha s. sanchezi had fin rot because it was wild caught which I just now got her fins to fully regrow. It was pretty bad fin rot, about a 1/8th of an inch from the meat. melafix helped clear it up along with some salt.

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Moved to the Unhealthy Forum since this topic is a discussion regarding unhealthy fish diseases.

The only diseases I have had to deal with is ich and Heximitosis. It has been several years since we've had an outbreak of either.
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Old 09-24-2006, 07:33 PM   #14
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I beat dropsy in a goldfish too. High temps and epsom salt did it. But dropsy has several causes. Mine was probably parasitic, but it could also be cancer/tumor so you can see why it seems impossible to beat in most cases.

I have not had any other diseases in like 10 years. I read about people treating ich multiple times, and I don't get it - setting up a small QT for new fish is way less hassle than treating a whole tank for a disease. You all are way too smart not to QT

I just want my planted tanks to be perfect. Is that so much to ask?

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30g: Newly established reef tank
10g: Planted but fishless
5g: Unplanted with various snail species
2.5g: Heavily planted with betta.
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