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Old 05-18-2005, 08:07 PM   #1
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bacterial battle

i've been fighting bacterial disease for well over 2 months in my freshwater planted tank. I made a mistake of purchasing 3 guppies in an auction which were probably infected. Anyways, after the dust settled, i'm still left with this strange disease that causes a reddness on my fish's stomach near the anal. I imeddiately got rid of the swordtail because the red was BRIGHT CHERRY red 8O and the scales on that area was coming out. (it was an awful sight) I thought i got rid of the problem, but i'm seeing other fish with the same symptoms except less red. What is this and what medication treats this disease?

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If the fish have survived for 2 months like this, they may not be comfortable but it probably isn't fatal. I suspect that you've got something parasitic rather then bacterial.
Could be skin flukes. Could be intestinal.

I would try something like Parasite Clear from Jungle Labs first. If that doesn't solve the problem, look for any med with metro.

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Are all your fish infected? Do you have a quarentine tank?
If you don't have time to do it right the first time, when are you going to have time to do it over.
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