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post #51 of 124 Old 09-02-2011, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
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The gasping fish died. I'll make sure Furan 2 is oto safe and I'll start treating. Can't loose anymore fish.
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post #52 of 124 Old 09-02-2011, 07:15 PM
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Sorry about your fish issues. I see you found some plants already but if you're looking to get more or even if it's somewhere down the road, check out mikeswetpets on e-bay and I'm pretty sure he sells on Aquabid too.

I've bought from two other places online before I found this guy and was underwhelmed. They weren't bad but his plants blew me out of the water (ha ha).

Good luck with clearing up your fish problem.

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
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post #53 of 124 Old 09-02-2011, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks...I'll check him out...definitely want more plants.

I start Furan 2 treatment...hope I can find some locally or I'll have to order...any suggestions on from where? My normal place is BigAls or Dr. Foster though they don't have the Kanamycin, BigAls does.
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post #54 of 124 Old 09-02-2011, 07:30 PM
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I've never used Furan, so I'm not suggesting it will or won't work. When I had columnaris (at least I assume that is what it was) I used Maracyn and Maracyn-TC. It stopped the spread, though the infected fish died. If you can find either of these locally, it will be quicker than ordering online.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If youíre going to take it under your wing then youíre responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #55 of 124 Old 09-02-2011, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
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From the research I have done...it seems that as far as antibiotics are concerned, the Furan 2 is the preferred choice and adding Kanamycin will make an even more wide spectrum treatment, especially for difficult cases of Columnaris. And since fugal infections seem to be the most common secondary illness associated with columnaris I figured Pimafix would be good for that since it is also found to be effective against the columnaris.
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post #56 of 124 Old 09-02-2011, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
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Lost another one...another black neon that appeared healthy. The two sick looking ones still alive though one of them is not looking so good. At this rate I'll wake up in the morning to a dead tank.
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post #57 of 124 Old 09-02-2011, 09:09 PM
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Lost another one...another black neon that appeared healthy. The two sick looking ones still alive though one of them is not looking so good. At this rate I'll wake up in the morning to a dead tank.
Sorry :( Do you have any good local fish stores in your area (not necessarily the chain stores)? They tend to have more in the way of quality meds on hand.

There's a pretty common med. called Bi-Furan that I'm pretty sure is the same or close to Furan 2. I found the Bi-Furan locally and my fish stores aren't that great.

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
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post #58 of 124 Old 09-02-2011, 09:12 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah...going to look tomorrow. Bad thing is...these sick fish came from the only non-chain store in the area...lol...I am definitely letting them know about this...hopefully they will give me a refund/credit but even if not...they at least need to know they have sick fish that are going to end up screwing up a lot of other people's tanks too.
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post #59 of 124 Old 09-03-2011, 10:15 AM
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I would definilty let them know about the fish. A good store will make it right one way or another. With only having the fish for a couple of days, they definitly have something going on in their tank. Hopefully they do something to right the situation.
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post #60 of 124 Old 09-03-2011, 10:45 AM
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If this is columnaris, it can be in the fish but not show up for weeks. I had a bad run of this, always with fish from a certain store. They have a central water filtration system, by which I mean all the tanks are connected to the same water flow. Even tanks with no diseased fish get infected. I have since stopped buying fish from them, since every species did come down with columnaris after several weeks. You can't quarantine fish for months.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If youíre going to take it under your wing then youíre responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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