I have 8 ADF’s who are always active and funny to watch, as they take turns biting one another’s butt. A few days ago, I noticed (and by ‘notice’, I’m referring to my twice-daily inspections) that one of them (we’ll name him ‘Pete’) had a pimple-looking bump on the side of his torso, halfway between his shoulder and his hip. Suspicious that this may be the result of a nip from the 9th resident of the tank, Heathcliffe (a clown loach who was terrified of everything) was then relocated to a different tank. The pimple bump looked like a tiny cotton ball.
Prior to beginning treatment, I relocated the remaining two tank-mates (snails) to my shrimp tank (it needed a cleaning anyway).
I had been giving the frog tank 50% water changes every day or two. Their tank is on my kitchen counter next to the sink, plus I’m always super paranoid about my frogs getting ill. Sooo...
a) did an 80% water change thoroughly vacuuming the gravel.
b) added erythromycin, Seachem Paraguard, Seachem Stressguard, and Maracyn Oxy to their tank. All at half doses. This is especially important for the Oxy, since it is essentially bleach.
c) removed the all-in-one filter, to get rid of the carbon so that it’s not filtering out the medication.
d) stuffed the filter box with the ‘cut to fit’ fluffy filter stuff.
e) added Seachem Prime to temporarily manage any NH3, NO2, or NO3 issues; between the erythromycin and the Oxy, I had to assume that the good bacteria were going to be extinguished.
f) covered the tank with a light towel to reduce light for them..
Pete’s presumed ‘wound fungus’ seems to have grown very slightly, but he’s still active and he’s still eating, so I’m grateful for that. Maintaining dosage schedule.
The fungus seems to have shrunk somewhat. Maintaining dosage schedule.
The fuzzy pimple seems to be separating from his body, which I am thrilled to see, but the newly-exposed skin looks red and raw. I’m hoping that it’s the wounded skin healing. Maintaining dosage schedule.