04-04-2013, 08:07 PM
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I know this doesn't help any, but my balloon Molly had fry during my Columnaris outbreak, and I was able to save six before they got eaten. Guess what? They all lived! Even with the tank being treated, and they're still alive to this day, and doing very well. So its not guaranteed you'll lose your fry. Some fish just seem more resistant than others. I can't figure out the Columnaris, since its so insidious, and you never know when its going to attack again, or who will be affected. I'm still on pins and needles about my tank. They say it flares up when the weather gets warmer. If that's the case, I'm in trouble. I never treated my big tank (55 gal), just my hospital tank. I put the "sickies" in there and treated them. Even so, I lost about half my fish. So I guess this means the Columnaris is still dormant in my big tank, waiting for the weather to warm up. I sure hope not.... Its so nasty, and so hard to get rid of, even with meds. Only way to get rid of it for sure is to break down the tank and use bleach on everything, and let it sit in the sun for a few days, and start all over. I sure hope you or I don't have to do that. Please keep us posted.