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Old 09-20-2014, 12:34 PM   #1
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Having a problem with my fish I'm losing them like crazy is this columnaris? If this guy does I will be devastated don't have any meds on hand so need to know fast what to get Click image for larger version

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Old 09-20-2014, 12:35 PM   #2
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Breathing fast trouble staying upright mouth looks hurt swollen and a little fuzzy, right eye popping out a little. Water parameters check out small ammonia spike last week I'm assuming the new fake plants I put in was harboring detritus and gross stuff I removed it and did 2 pwc during the week and extensive vac got some diatoms so I'm assuming I went through a mini cycle I'm ok now but fish won't stop dying
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Old 09-20-2014, 02:06 PM   #3
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The mouth looks fungal, by the fin looks bacterial. I'd buy something that treats both bacterial and fungal. I would treat for both gram negative and gram positive at same time. Make sure to remove carbon from your filter.

You said you had no meds. So, you're at the mercy of what your local fish store has. Take photos with you and try to get an experienced aquarist to advise from their stock of meds.

No salt for cory.

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Old 09-22-2014, 01:02 PM   #4
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Hi monkey,
I did have methylene blue on hand so I treated the cory but alas lost him. Death toll has reached twelve in total. I cleaned the tank thoroughly and switched sand to substrate with a huge water change. I'm monitoring the parameters but so far no deaths in two days so we shall see. Heading to the lfs tomorrow to get bacterial meds as well
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Sorry for your loss.

Can u add a UV to the tank? It might help in preventing the spread of any disease. Good luck!!! And keep us posted.


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Old 09-22-2014, 11:56 PM   #6
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You should try to get maracyn 2 if nothing else. Make sure you get a Gram negative antibiotic, most of what the pet store people try to sell you is wrong and dosent work. I would use the methylene and maracyn-2 for a week if nothing else. Remember M. Blue will kill all Nitrifying bacteria, so your gonna have to re seed the tank after treatment. Columnaris Deaths look like the fish's skin is being eaten away,almost brownish after or near death, and secondary mold/fungus grows on the outside usually one spot on the top/back of the fish, where as true fungus is more of all over the fish and fins. They usually go hand in hand as well.
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You should try to get maracyn 2 if nothing else. Make sure you get a Gram negative antibiotic, most of what the pet store people try to sell you is wrong and dosent work. I would use the methylene and maracyn-2 for a week if nothing else. Remember M. Blue will kill all Nitrifying bacteria, so your gonna have to re seed the tank after treatment. Columnaris Deaths look like the fish's skin is being eaten away,almost brownish after or near death, and secondary mold/fungus grows on the outside usually one spot on the top/back of the fish, where as true fungus is more of all over the fish and fins. They usually go hand in hand as well.
Just a heads up for anyone looking to purchase Mardel (Sentry) products (ie, Maracyn, Maracyn 2, Maroxy, Quick Cure, Maracyn Plus, Maracide, Clout, Coppersafe, etc). Mardel discontinued their entire line of products months ago. They are no longer made nor sold. The same applies for Kordon products (Nova aqua, Amquel, herbal ich attack, ich attack, etc).These products may still be found on eBay/similar sites/clearance racks but be absolutely positive on the expiration dates prior to purchase as many of these meds can become toxic beyond expiration and/or if stored improperly.

Op, please call or visit your lfs and let us know what meds they stock so we can further advise! Keep us posted on your fish's condition!


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Just a heads up for anyone looking to purchase Mardel (Sentry) products (ie, Maracyn, Maracyn 2, Maroxy, Quick Cure, Maracyn Plus, Maracide, Clout, Coppersafe, etc). Mardel discontinued their entire line of products months ago. They are no longer made nor sold. The same applies for Kordon products (Nova aqua, Amquel, herbal ich attack, ich attack, etc).These products may still be found on eBay/similar sites/clearance racks but be absolutely positive on the expiration dates prior to purchase as many of these meds can become toxic beyond expiration and/or if stored improperly.

Op, please call or visit your lfs and let us know what meds they stock so we can further advise! Keep us posted on your fish's condition!


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Oh thats right JLK. Thanks for the heads up. Jeeze that really stinks! Kordon makes some nice products. Now where in the hell am i gonna get my methylene blue or Rid ich plus? Im glad i just bought some i better make it last. why! why! why!
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Hi guys,
Thanks for all of the advice. Unfortunately I was not able to get any meds, availability here sucks. I really thought I was going to lose the whole tank and kind of lost heart, but I kept cleaning doing pwc and monitoring. My fish finally stopped dying but I'm not sure what happened. I still have two silver dollars, a hi fin lyretail, a black phantom tetra, three panda corys, one leopard cory, and three boesemani rainbows. I hope this is over and never happens again. Devastating.
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For in the future.....good luck my friend!
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