05-09-2013, 08:32 PM
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Originally Posted by grannyfish
Yes it is correct that the dying/dead fish had no external signs of what I thought Columaris is supposed to resemble, except for one neon tetra that had some cottony stuff on its face the day it died. None of the other fish showed this. For the most part, the fish simply started hiding, usually just for a day or even less, before they died, including a young angelfish, the last fish to die. My second young angel, who had been acting perfectly normal while all the other fish were dying started hiding and on Monday. I decided to try Maracyn and Maracyn 2 since all the other people seemed to think I had Columaris. I didn't expect this angel would live BUT the second day of treatment it started perking up and today it is back to behaving almost normally and eating. Through all the other deaths, my 3 cory cats and one oto cat and my cherry shrimp have been fine. What do you think could it be parasites? Would these medications have any affect on parasites? What do you suggest I do? I appreciate your responding as I know you are very knowledgeable. Thanks
This is not likely a protozoan if the fish are recovering like this from Maracyn. Which only goes to show how difficult it is to pinpoint disease. As this seems to be working, stay with it (= according to the label directions]. Changing course in midstream is not wise. Of course, it may be something else entirely, and just working its way out.