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post #1 of 3 Old 03-02-2008, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
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problem with striped raphael

hi i am having a problem with my large striped raphael. well he got this large spot on his head, then it got fuzzy looking. well i went to the petshop and got some medication called pimafix. it says to remove the active carbon and treat for 7 days...well i did that and lost two upside down cats! my raphael was getting better but now its back. my tank (20 gal)cant sustain being without the filter. what do i do?
here is a few pics of my raphael.

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post #2 of 3 Old 03-02-2008, 09:36 PM
Combine usingPimaFix with MelaFix as directed on the labels. I doubt that the meds caused the deaths of your Synodontis'. These products are a natural derivative and should not cause harm to those fish. I've used both and treated burns on my Synodontis' with great results.
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post #3 of 3 Old 03-02-2008, 10:00 PM
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You don't need to remove the filter. In fact, you shouldn't. Just remove the carbon and replace it with filter floss - very cheap and easy tro get a hold off.

I agree that neither of the mentioined meds would cause the death of your 2 synos as long as you dosed correctly.
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