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post #1 of 9 Old 05-07-2010, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
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Research HELP! Disease-savvy members needed!

Okay, so here's my story. I work at a local fish store and my manager has asked me to create a sheet on common fish diseases and how to treat them for the quarantine/treatment tank we have for any sick fish. I've done a bunch of research but I need your guys' help! Here is what I have so far, and I would really appreciate a few people to go over it and correct my mistakes/go into a bit more detail. This thing is going to be used by all of the associates for treating the tank so I need correct information.

Here it is:
http://www.mediafire.com/?u0iy2tzrxfy

Any corrections would be FABULOUS! ALSO:
What fish are intolerant to the temp/salt treatment for ich?
What other common diseases should I add?

I, as well as the fish, thank you!
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post #2 of 9 Old 05-15-2010, 10:40 AM
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Maybe you could copy and paste the text into a message here. I'm not eager to download anything.
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post #3 of 9 Old 05-15-2010, 11:26 AM
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I know for a fact that "scaleless" fishes like cories do not do well with the salt treatment.

I also wouldn't do it with any fish that prefer extremely soft water.

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(wanted to keep the images in, so I uploaded it to my web site.)

http://aquastock.webs.com/fishdiseases.html

Some other diseases that come to mind (assuming freshwater only) are:
Anchorworms
Leeches
Mouth/Fin Fungus (cottonmouth)
Hole-in-Head disease
Columnaris (Columnaris
Grayish white marks or patches on the body of the fish or around its mouth are the first obvious signs of Columnaris. These patches appear like threads, especially in the vicinity of the mouth. Hence, this is often confused with another disease called "Mouth Fungus". The fins of the fish may show signs of deterioration, the gills get affected and slowly sores start appearing on the body. During a later stage the fish can hold its fins very close to the body and not spreading them. Columnaris disease is caused by bacteria, and is mostly a direct result of poor water quality. Sometimes, the shock of being introduced to the new aquarium leads to Columnaris disease in newly imported fish. Anti-bacterial medications will be enough if the disease is discovered and treated at its early stages. The disease will however invade the internal organs during the later stages and antibiotics are then required to cure it. )

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Just so you all know, this information took me about 2 minutes. I was going to keep going, but I suddenly realised how easy it was. I prefer to help those who help themselves. I will probably revoke my link soon since I have limited bandwidth. Please only click my link if you really feel you can help (ie you have kept fish for OVER 10-20 years, or are a moderator.)

His link was clean, so feel free to use it. You have to download it, but just click 'open' instead of 'save'

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I know for a fact that "scaleless" fishes like cories do not do well with the salt treatment.

I also wouldn't do it with any fish that prefer extremely soft water.

I'm the nicest person on the PLANET.
(wanted to keep the images in, so I uploaded it to my web site.)

http://aquastock.webs.com/fishdiseases.html
No scaleless fishes do well with salt. I'm in the camp of people who do not use salt for any kind of treatment for freshwater fish. I did it once, never again.

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ha I beat you aunt kymmie! lol.

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ha I beat you aunt kymmie! lol.
Yes, you did. Darn you!

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Here's a better pic of fin rot-


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No scaleless fishes do well with salt. I'm in the camp of people who do not use salt for any kind of treatment for freshwater fish. I did it once, never again.
Didn't you use salt to treat your loaches' ich? Did that not work well? I remember reading your thread on that, but can't remember the outcome. Guess it wasn't so good, judging by this comment...
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Didn't you use salt to treat your loaches' ich? Did that not work well? I remember reading your thread on that, but can't remember the outcome. Guess it wasn't so good, judging by this comment...
Yes, I started the salt/heat method and after two weeks the salt and heat were destroying my plants and my catfish's barbels started curling, and the ich sontinues to present itself daily. I called Ron (why didn't I do that in the first place!) who advised me to do a huge water change and to use Kordan's Rid Ich+ at half strength. That did the trick, so going forward Rid Ich+ is what I keep on hand and use. I know Byron uses Aquarisol and also has great results using that product.

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