03-27-2007, 05:15 AM
| || | Hi John.
Originally Posted by hadjici2
I dont measure my water parameters. I used to but not now. My tank is fully planted, I do regulat water changes once a week, I use fish vitamins, water dechlorifiers and the fish seem to thrive in these conditions. I just didn't want to stress this poor fish by placing it in a quarantine tank alone. It breathes fast and doesnt seem to care about anything around it.
Should I treat the fungus first or the bleeding or both?
Should I continue treating the mane tank just to prevent diseases?
What temperature should the quarantine tank be?
Is it too late for the poor fish? Its been nearly a week!
What other suggestions do you have?
My apologies. I made a mistake explaining Sera Mycopur. Mycopur will only treat skin and gill flukes, and fungal infection.
Don't continue the treatment anymore in your main tank. Use activated carbon to remove the medicines applied. Get API Freshwater Master test kit and measure your ammonia, nitrites, nitrates and pH. Make sure the first two are zero as both substances are quite toxic to the fish.
Do the treatment in a quarantine tank for two weeks minimum. Use salt and dose 1 tablespoon per 5 gallons. Dissolve the salt first before adding to your tank. This will ensure that the fungus' progress is slowed down by salt along with bleeding. The salt will prevent any more secondary infections.
Please do post a picture of the bleeding part of your tetra and the whole body. I can only hazard a guess about septicemia which Sera Baktopur can treat although do not treat until we are sure it is a sign of septicemia.
Temperature can stay at 26-28 degrees Celsius. A fish cannot be stressed by just being alone in a quarantine tank. Place the quarantine tank in a dark portion as light often stresses the fish. Breathing fast is not a normal sign and can be associated by its ill interaction to the medicines presumably.
Continue use of Sera Fishtamin along with nutritious foods to give it a boost preventing it from succumbing fast to fungus and stress. I used Sera Activant in my case and it works all the same.:)