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Old 11-11-2014, 03:28 PM   #1
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Is this columnaris :(

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I read rainbows are prone to getting it. I just want to know if I should isolate now, it actually just got out of qt.


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Old 11-11-2014, 03:50 PM   #2
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It looks like that or fungus... I will wait for someone with more experience to chime in.
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Old 11-11-2014, 03:51 PM   #3
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Yeah it does but I've been reading that columnaris is very commonly mistaken for fungus.


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Old 11-11-2014, 05:06 PM   #4
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I would say yes, He would be best put into a ten gallon tank with just a heater for Quaranteen and given an antibiotic and anti-fungal together for not less than 7-10 days.
Here are some good choices, the important part is to get him out of there so it wont spread and keep the water clean and stable and the fish non-stressed
The first is an antibiotic, the second a anti-fungal, they usually go hand in hand these diseases fungus and Gram negative Bacterium infections. (Aeromonas, Pseudomonas, Flexibacterium Columnaris, AKA Mouth fungus AKA Saddleback Disease, ect )

Kanamycin + Furan2
Oxytetracycline + Methylene Blue
Maracyn-2 (minocycline) + Methylene Blue

I think your fish is in the early stages enough to be cured, And its not a bad idea to keep these meds on hand if one fish is showing it, but i can guarentee you clean water alone will not cure this, nor will the "FIXs" like melafix and primafix, you need something strong as its a somewhat tough disease. But it can be cured if caught on early enough and using powerful antibiotics.
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Old 11-11-2014, 05:50 PM   #5
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Okay thanks for the input I've never had to deal with disease really other then ick when I first started out. Are all those medications commonly found or will I have to go to a pretty specialty fish store or online?


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You may be able to find Maracyn-2 at a pet store
You should be able to find kanamycin at a "fish" store
The Oxytetracycline (which i love) you'll have to order
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Can you recommend a link for it?


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