02-14-2008, 02:52 AM
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At the moment seperating them would be the safest thing to do, this would allow you to treat the male in a quarantine tank without worry of the other fish and water quality. Fill the quarantine tank about 1/3 - 1/2 with water from the main tank, then fill up with clean water in both. Water change on one and safe enough to just swap the guppy over, no need to acclimate provided the temp is the same in both tanks. If there's any temp difference then acclimate the male over as if you first brought him home. If you can put him into a baggie and role the top down so it floats open, this will be the safest way to change temps.
The med you want to get is called fungus eliminator. I can show you where to find it online if you need help. Do not treat the tank with any other meds or salt, just the fungus eliminator according to the directions on the bottle. If you can't find this, let me know and I'll find something else for you that is safe. Once your male is well enough to return to the tank, add a lot of plants (plastic, silk, live any will work)... and I mean a lot. This will give your female plenty of places to hide away from him so she can rest. If you move things around once every few wks, this keeps him busy without bothering her while he's staking out new territory, and gives here a chance to find new places to hide.
Let me know if there's anything else I can do to help.