I’d be careful with adding salt if ou do. The meds say to add until signs clear so I’d add until then. I recently had the same problem and lost half my stocking sadly. But three treatments and all clear.
Thank you so much I will. I tried to get Melafix, but apparently it is hard to import into Canada right now lol...
To our surprise there are now 7 confirmed cherry barb fry that are 1cm and above in length in the tank right now. I made another post about this but I will also comment here, but we are also experiencing a very tiny white worm issue on the glass and in the filter media. They are very hard to see, not in huge numbers but still concerning. This is the thread: Tiny White Worms On Glass And In Filter
Thank you again so much for your advice everyone.
It lists nitrofurantoin (0.14%) and nitrofural (0.14%). I don't know if they act the same as nitrofurazone but with those small quantities I wouldn't bother.
You can try just the Kanaplex. It's good medicine.
Have you called around local shops to see if they carry it? I see it available on Amazon.ca if you want to order it.
These are 2 treatments that are available and quite effective.
Hydrogen peroxide can be bought about any were. Possibly even in your medicine cabinet.
Turn down the temperature as much as possible.
Kanamycin isn't the best treatment. It's just the best of the readily available and familiar treatments.
As someone pointed out in the past, there's actually no scientific evidence of a synergistic effect between kanamycin and nitrofurazone. You don't absolutely need both. Columnaris doesn't demonstrate that much antibiotic resistance. It kills with speed.
Large ulcers will allow water to move into the fish faster than normal and overload the kidneys. This is where hard water and salt can help.
Edit: I forgot to mention that Kanaplex is only 30.7% pure and you need a minimum of 50 mg/L. That's 6 grams for every 10 gal.
What percentage of h2o2 should I buy?Twice actually. I thought I treated a fungus thing at first but looking back I believe it was columnaris.
Also if 1 ml per gallon if I have 40 gal it means 40ml of h2o2 right? Is that foing to overdose the tank too? I mean should I start at low dosage first or just simply go to what you suggested?
What country are you in ?What percentage of h2o2 should I buy?