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Old 08-20-2016, 02:10 AM   #1
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Exclamation Sick or Injured? Please help!

Hello,

I have a Rummy Nose tetra that is swiming off, and I noticed that the body around the dorsal fin is whitish, or silverish. He is not swiming with the school, and I am wondering if anyone can tell me:

1. Is the fish sick?
2. Is the fish injured?
3. Recommendations?
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Probably Columnaris. It looks serious, the disease is very serious.

Here is a thread with some info links previously...
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Sadly the fish has died. I am hoping the others do not have it. Finding treatments for the tank are proving more problematic than expected. These days it seems like stores no longer carry meds for fish.
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Old 08-21-2016, 06:03 PM   #4
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So as a precaution, and seeing what may be ick on a few fish... Running paraguard by seachem in the tank. Hopefully that will knock whatever is in there out.

Any recommendations? I am thinking 21 days or a week afterwards symptoms subside. Hopefully that kills whatever is causing issues.

Also running stability at the same time. Just in case.

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If you have any snails or shrimp, they need to be removed. If you are using Paraguard which contains Malachite Green. I think it could also injure kill Riccia and possibly Subwassertang. Plants can be moved and over time the Ich will not have a host and die.

Watch for cottony growths around the fish mouth and dorsal fins as well as the dark patches.

This thread - sorry I might not have got the links for you before - about Columnaris
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No shrimp or snails right now. Honestly I have scoured the net, and it isn't on that treatment page, but paraguard was listed in several places as a tank cleaning solution.

Hoping that it helps. And columnairis may be what killed that other fish, but the tiny specks look like ick so I needed something broad that wouldn't kill rams.

Hope this helps. Thank you btw.

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Fifth day treating with Seachem Paraguard and so far no fatalities and all but one spot that I could find appear to be gone. No further saddleback.l; from comments it looked like it mainly attacked old or illl fish, so hoped fighting the ick starting to appear that maybe I could cut that off at the pass. Crossing fingers and toes.

Now if the water would stop clouding (0 ammonia .05 nitrite about 10 nitrate)... I would be happier. Monitoring levels.

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