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Old 12-11-2017, 12:10 PM   #1
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Unhappy What is wrong with my Angel???

I can't figure out what is on my angel fish. I did just purchase him and all of the fish in my tank. I don't have a quarantine tank as I just don't have the space for one. Everybody else appears healthy the tank is fully cycled. He is eating well and seems to be swimming well, although he sticks toward the bottom. It has no protrusions like I have seen with columnaris and its not fuzzy. It looks like slime. Anybody have any ideas??? This guy has a ton of personality and I really don't want to lose him.
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Old 12-11-2017, 12:15 PM   #2
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Old 12-11-2017, 01:29 PM   #3
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A lot of times with a parasitic infection the host fish will secrete excess mucus similar to what is pictured on your Angel. I see you have a planted tank, research non copper based parasite medications. There are plenty to choose from.
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Old 12-21-2017, 12:01 PM   #4
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Gill Update

Jury is in it is to the best of my research columnaris. I don't have a microscope to test. But I threw all caution (for my plants) to the wind and I treated with clout(it was all I could get my hands on). It did nothing for Gill he started getting worse a few day after treatment so I ordered kanaplex we are on the second dosing and he seems to be improving. I still don't know if he is going to make it because he has gotten very sick since my original post the slime coat increased the white saddle back spot showed up. He started gasping at the top of the tank breathing heavily. Every morning for the last week has been worrying turning on the light to see if he's still alive. Yesterday I finally started seeing major improvement. No more gasping an he ate. Not much but he ate. The spots are receding the slime coat is less. But his fins have been really damaged. Fingers crossed I am optimistic
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Be sure to note your treatment proceedures. Columnaris is usually a one way ticket. If your fish survives the knowledge learned certainly would be benificial to others. Good luck.
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Another medication that is recommended to use in conjunction with kanamycin in cases of columnaris infections is nitrofurazone. kanamycin/nitrofurazone have a synergistic relationship to one another. If you are not seeing improvement, I would recommend you try to locate this medication. The active ingredient (nitrofurizone) is in either API'S Furan2 or Jungle Fungus Cure tabs.
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Sadly the furan-2 came in today about 20 minutes after we lost Gill. I tried to get his meds locally but the closest lfs is an hour away and none of them carry anything stronger than melafix. So with it being Christmas all of the ones I bought online came in really slow. I did learn a lot trying to save him. So now I am just going to watch the rest of tank closely and pray the rest are ok. They seem that way but only time will tell.
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Sorry about your loss. Chances are if the remaining tankmates are acting normally, and your water is pristine, things will turn out fine. This sort of thing happens to us all, recently to a lot of us, including me. Lol. Good luck.
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Sadly the furan-2 came in today about 20 minutes after we lost Gill. I tried to get his meds locally but the closest lfs is an hour away and none of them carry anything stronger than melafix. So with it being Christmas all of the ones I bought online came in really slow. I did learn a lot trying to save him. So now I am just going to watch the rest of tank closely and pray the rest are ok. They seem that way but only time will tell.
Sorry to hear of your loss.
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I would use the Furan-2 chances are there is still gram negative bacteria in the tank.

Best to keep the water as good of condition as possible, vac and clean substrate of any muck.
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