Found that the QT has 2 missing fish now, and one with a spot in front of its dorsal fin which I fear is Columnaris.
I have added some calcium, natural (mineral) salt and baking soda and potassium to the tank in part to raise the KH
, and to increase the tanks mineral balance, electrolytes available for the fish. I was reading an interesting bunch or articles discussing treatment for Columnaris. And maintaining a stable level of KH
. I have a horrible problem with my KH
. They also discuss how salt can help overcome the disease, also of course gram negative meds.
The tank was very clean as I had just rinsed the substrate with treated water before the new fish came, and I never had any illness in that tank. So very bummed. Will be trying to get a handle on it. They are some Black and regular Neons, and one really awesome Cory. The Cory is the one I will be watching as I know they don't tolerate high levels of salt. Though I have had fairly high levels in a previous treatment (salt and temp treatment for ich) and the Cories were fine as it was a gradual increase.
Very bummed out about it though. I have 3 little filters on that tank to stay cycled for new tanks, Bettas or what have you. Now they are all messed up. One was brand new and one was going to go into a new tank project I was working on.
Wish I woulda moved that one filter before I added new fish...
At least they got a QT tank instead of killing off all my daughter's beautiful fish in her tank.
Trying to focus on the positive. Off to search for some meds.