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post #11 of 15 Old 11-03-2009, 04:35 PM
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I am going to suggest using Acriflavine for treatment. Acriflavine is safe for everything in the tank, but I would remove all live plants during treatment... or treat in a quarantine tank.

Please be forewarned, Acriflavine will stain the water, and also anything else it comes into contact with. Please take care when handling it. It also has the ability to stain the silicone seals in the tank, and is why some people prefer to use it only in a quarantine tank rather than risking staining the main tank.

Effective options that are safe for both species of fish is somewhat limited, and the reason I suggest Acriflavine is because it is potent enough and has the right ingredients to treat both fungal and bacterial issues at the same time. It is the most practical choice I can find for you. Many other good meds for this type of issue are either not safe for one species or the other, or cannot be mixed to treat both problems at once.

Keep me posted and let me know if you need further help.
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post #12 of 15 Old 11-04-2009, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
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Sadly, Dice passed away sometime after 3pm today. Thanks for the suggestions.
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post #13 of 15 Old 11-04-2009, 09:03 PM
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Sorry for the delay in getting back to this post.
Treatment for the paradise fish and corys, in their main tank... remove any live plants before beginning this treatment. Dose the tank with Fungus Eliminator as directed on the bottle. Please do not substitute for Fungus Clear or other fungal medications. What you are dealing with here is bacterial and fungal both... if you treat just the fungus then the bacteria is going to continue to run rampant... and when the meds are stopped, the fungus will simply return. Fungus Eliminator has no equal on the market as of yet in its ability to conquer both bacterial and fungal problems in these types of fish.

If you need help finding it online let me know and I can post a link or 2 for you.

Let me know if you have further questions.
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post #14 of 15 Old 04-07-2010, 03:53 PM
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i would quarantine him
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post #15 of 15 Old 04-07-2010, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
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i would quarantine him

Should I dig him up, or is the backyard a good enough quarantine?

Hes been dead for 6 months now-lol.

Thanks for the help though.
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