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post #1 of 4 Old 10-29-2012, 02:35 AM Thread Starter
help with costia treatment

ok so i have a red devil that seems to have got costia.,looked up a medication for it and it says i can use hydrogen peroxside.what it didnt say is how much per gallon.anybody know how much hydrogen peroxside i have to use to get this fish healty again ?
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ok so i have a red devil that seems to have got costia.,looked up a medication for it and it says i can use hydrogen peroxside.what it didnt say is how much per gallon.anybody know how much hydrogen peroxside i have to use to get this fish healty again ?

Costia is parasite, and hydrogen peroxide will do little for the fish for it is most effective with bacterial lesion's, sores,etc.
Were it me,, I would raise temp slowly over a couple day's to 84 or 85 degrees F, while adding airstone to help with low dissolved oxygen at these temps.(Is said this parasite does not do well at these temp's)
After a week,,I would slowly lower the temp back to around 78 degree's F and observe the fish..
Or,, you might try Product such as Quik Cure (formalin,malachite green)as per direction's on bottle after removing any carbon in the filtration system.
This product has worked for me and other's, with various parasites and fin rot,fungus,if not too severe.

The most important medication in your fish medicine cabinet is.. Clean water.
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Thanks I'll try the temp first and see what happenss
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post #4 of 4 Old 10-30-2012, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
i just want to update what i did and whats going on.i took the devil out and qt him.i used som clout mandrel med on him for 24 hrs.befor i gave him the meds he was almost capsized 24/7 and breathing heavy along with not eating.well not even 4 hrs in the qt meded up.he started to free swim and controled breathing. after the 24 hrs he is now back in the display tank and loving it.free swim lookin for food the hole 9.im gonna keep a eye on him and see how he progresses. o i also have the heat up to help him heal and to also counter any thing that the meds didnt kill.
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