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First case of ich? help pls
Old 04-22-2009, 01:25 AM   #11
 
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Only you can make the call. I am not a fan of medicating fish but were I inclined to do so,, I would look for medication such as maracyn in this case. I would also follow the directions on medication to the letter,more is not better. Keep an eye on water parameters,some medications deplete beneficial bacteria.
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Old 04-22-2009, 04:08 PM   #12
 
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If you suspect it's columnaris you will want to treat right away. It can kill fast and it is contagious. Google it and read all you can about it. I've used Maracyn with Maracyn 2 but it did a number on my bio filter. I've treated columnaris with Furan 2 with good results and no harm done to my bacteria colony. But make sure if you do medicate to test your water daily because as 1077 stated a lot of medications can harm your bacteria colony and you'll see ammonia/nitrite spikes.

Good luck to you and I hope your gourami pulls through ok.
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Old 04-24-2009, 09:05 AM   #13
 
I am treatingmy entire tank for columnaris because i have two fish that look like they may be infected. the spots arent as big on these two guys (one blue and one fire red gourami) and the blue isnt acting weird, but the fire red is just sittin gon the bottom, but hes not as listless as the other one was. I am under medicating with clout bcause it says to use 1 tablet for every 10 gallons, i have a 75 gallon tank, i only used 4 tablets. Hopefully this will prevent my fire red from dying
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