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post #11 of 15 Old 04-03-2007, 11:37 PM
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Interesting. Where did you end up finding the info?

I don't think the melafix would hurt then, as a preventative in case of a secondary infection...

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post #12 of 15 Old 04-03-2007, 11:52 PM
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Ok, then that confirms my suspicions. Lymphocystis is viral, as was stated, and can be highly contageous. I would highly suggest quarantine for any fish infected. In that situation, you could use the Melafix to help prevent the secondary infection from setting in, but be careful not to over medicate, even with something as natural as Melafix.
And, as was also stated... there is not "cure" for Lymphocystis.
Good Luck with it!

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post #13 of 15 Old 04-04-2007, 05:21 PM Thread Starter
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The info came from several places when I Googled. I saw a picture on another forum site when I was Googleing for info on mouth fungus and ended up accidentally finding the picture that said yes this is it, I had seen it before but I'm not sure where I associated it with mouth fungus. After I found the picture I did a general Google search for this disease and there are a lot of articles out there and several studies. One site talked specifically about Koi, and I'm trying to remember I think(don't quote me on this) it was first found in Damsels? Not sure anyhow. Just put in Lymphocystis also called Cauliflower Disease. I had more luck under the scientific versus the common name.

So is the Melafix safe for Yo-yo loaches??
From what I have read on Melafix I assume that it is but has anyone used it with loaches at full strength?
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post #14 of 15 Old 04-04-2007, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
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Here's some of the sites:

This one you have to scroll down past the table of contents and diagnosis chart and there is a small paragraph
http://animal-world.com/encyclo/fres...ses.htm#Tumors
http://www.aquarticles.com/articles/...phocystis.html
http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/pag...geindex=1#page
I thought this one was pretty good
www.vet.uga.edu/vpp/clerk/Kurkjian/index.htm
http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/fish_dise...phocystis.html

Happy reading there are a bunch more out there and these are just a few of the ones I read
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post #15 of 15 Old 04-05-2007, 12:51 AM
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Melafix at full strength should be plenty safe for the loaches. I have had a lot of experience dealing with lymphocystis, both fresh water and salt water, so if you have questions, fire away.
My husband has also found something that seems to help make the cycsts go away faster, if you want details, let me know.

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