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chevybird2006 03-02-2008 05:17 PM

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.

herefishy 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.

Falina 03-02-2008 10:00 PM

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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