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post #1 of 17 Old 05-23-2011, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
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Corsica Still Not Fully Cured (Pics)

Ok, some of you may know about Corsica my 9 year old Fancy Goldfish.

Seems shes getting old and her immune system is not as strong as it once was. She use to be able to beat off anything with a simple water change.

Anyways, it appears she ended up getting a combination of Fin Rot and a Bacterial infection or parasite. I originally put her on a 10 day treatment with Melafix which cleared it up a lot. She had a few red spots left on her tail but I assumed she could fight off the rest herself.

Well I was wrong.. The red streaks came back and shes acting real stressed, jumpy and shy when people walk past the tank. She darts off and thats not normal behavior. So today I decided I'm going to house her an a 20 Gallon Hospital tank and treat her with Maracyn 2 and let me tell ya, stuff aint cheap. Also I removed the carbon from my Filter floss. So heres the pics:

20 Gallon Hospital tank:



Her Red Streaks:



Another pic of the red streaks:



Also I could be wrong, but, I noticed a red spot (Looks real early) on my new Panda moor so I decided to treat him aswell and kill two birds with one stone:



Another pic of the Red spot:




I'll keep this as a journal in case in the future anyone ever runs into this problem and would like to know how to cure it and if Maracyn 2 really works.
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post #2 of 17 Old 05-23-2011, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
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DAY 1:



Instructions say to use 2 Packets per 10 gallon on the first day, then days 2-5 should be 1 packet per 10 gallon then immediate 25% water change follow up.

Since this is a 20 Gallon long, I'll be using 4 packets on the first day and 2 everyday after.
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DAY 2:

Show no signs of the red streaks getting better... But its still too early to tell. Hopefully things will turn around by tommro or Thursday a bit.



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DAY 3:

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The red streaks are 'Slightly' going away.. If you look from the first day till this recent pic you can see a 'slight' difference. Nothing major tho, She still gets a bit jumpy when walking next to the tank.

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i really hope the treatment works! you have a beautiful lil girl :)

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i really hope the treatment works! you have a beautiful lil girl :)
Thanks... She is a beauty!

Either way i'm just glad shes got to live a longer life than most un-properly cared for Goldfish. Lets hope she makes a complete turn around and lives for another 10 years...
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Since those are antibiotics, be sure to finish the full dose even if the spots disappear.

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Since those are antibiotics, be sure to finish the full dose even if the spots disappear.
Yea of course. I was actually thinking it might not improve before the 5th day. Do you think I should just let it simmer for 3 days longer... Or do the recommended 30% water change and repeat with the dosage?
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Day 4:

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Still no huge signs of the red streaks going away.. I wonder if I should try to dose with Maracyn 1?
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post #10 of 17 Old 05-28-2011, 01:44 AM Thread Starter
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Day 5:

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Well today being the last day of dosage, i'm now unsure if Corsica is fully cured or not. It doesn't appear she is, but, according to what I read is that it could be cured but take months to actually show signs of red streaks fading away. So, now i feel like i'm almost stuck.

Should I try another med or keep her housed in the hospital tank to wait it out and see?
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