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This is a discussion on fungus infection within the Tropical Fish Diseases forums, part of the Freshwater Fish and Aquariums category; --> based on the description, i'm pretty sure my male swordtail has body fungus. what medications do people recommend for this issue?...

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Old 02-03-2012, 08:20 AM   #1
 
fungus infection

based on the description, i'm pretty sure my male swordtail has body fungus. what medications do people recommend for this issue?
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:52 AM   #2
 
There are several anti-fungal meds available, but do some more research (especially looking at google pictures) of Columnaris. It's bacterial, but it often fools people into thinking that it is a fungus.
This is kind of expensive, like all API stuff:
Amazon.com: Aquarium Pharmaceuticals 16P Fungus Cure Anti-Fungal Fish Medication (Pack of 10): Pet Supplies Amazon.com: Aquarium Pharmaceuticals 16P Fungus Cure Anti-Fungal Fish Medication (Pack of 10): Pet Supplies
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:55 AM   #3
 
it is dangerous to treat for both at the same time? i already have some melafix, which is an antibacterial medicine, so i can use that too if that isn't a problem.
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Old 02-03-2012, 03:40 PM   #4
 
Using the melafix probably won't hurt, but I don't think it will help with columnaris if that's what you have, since it's more of a gram-positive antibiotic. If it doesn't respond to the fungus meds or melafix, or it really starts to look like columnaris to you then treat with gram-negative antibiotic like maracyn-2 or furan-2. Read this:
Columnaris (Flexibacteria); Aquarium/Pond Treatment, Prevention; Fungus, Saprolegnia
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