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Old 02-28-2016, 07:21 PM   #1
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Exclamation Cotton Wool Disease on a Striped Raphael Cat

Got a Striped Raphael Cat today, brought him home and noticed he had Cotton Wool on his right gill (was not there at the pet store?)! I freaked out and took him out of the tank (even though I was still temperature acclimating). No idea what to do now, have the proper medicine (Expired 2014) to treat it but he's in the bag... (don't have a proper quarantine tank).
WHAT SHOULD I DO?!?!?!?!??!
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Update, found a "quarantine fish bowl". And put him in with some of the medicine. Please someone with information answer :/
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Cotton Wool Disease on a Striped Raphael Cat

Take him back or set him up in a bucket with the works like a heater and such. Give whatever spare equipment you have the bowl like a heater or something warm
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The store closed at 6, will call in the morning to see what they recommend. I have bought tons of fish at this store for many years, never had a problem (should admit at this point it was a Petco)! Planning to get a full small setup at Walmart with filter heater etc.
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The store closed at 6, will call in the morning to see what they recommend. I have bought tons of fish at this store for many years, never had a problem (should admit at this point it was a Petco)! Planning to get a full small setup at Walmart with filter heater etc.

Sounds like the best, look for any meds to.
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UPDATE So got a bunch of stuff for a quarantine tank but he died a few minutes ago. :/ What should I do with a small Live Rock I put in the tank w/ him? Should I let it soak in the medicine or just toss it?
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Let it dry out, it should be fine then.
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Okay doing that now. Gonna' order one on LiveAquaria in a few days.
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There stock is always good. I'm saving up right now to place a big order for my slat tamk
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Yeah, gonna' get some inverts for my reef tank and maybe some inverts also.
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If your talking antibiotics, many prefer kanamycin "kanaplex"
Just dont overdose, its hard on their liver/kidneys
Other antibiotics work better mixed in feed, ie. Oxytetracycline, minocyclie....ect.
Understand the diffrence between Gram + and Gram - antibiotics
Most fish disease that are fatal are gram - but superficial wounds can be gram +
You can combine Nitrofurazone found at walmart as jungle "fungus cure" with kanamycin for a + and - combination
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If your talking antibiotics, many prefer kanamycin "kanaplex"
Just dont overdose, its hard on their liver/kidneys
Other antibiotics work better mixed in feed, ie. Oxytetracycline, minocyclie....ect.
Understand the diffrence between Gram + and Gram - antibiotics
Most fish disease that are fatal are gram - but superficial wounds can be gram +
You can combine Nitrofurazone found at walmart as jungle "fungus cure" with kanamycin for a + and - combination
Thanks for the info, but he died yesterday :/
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Thanks for the info, but he died yesterday :/
Sorry to hear, but now you know what to do when your fish get bacterial infection in the future
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Yep! Got a Clown Pleco today from my LFS (not the Petco, where I got the Cat). He is doing great! Thanks for the advice.
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