Is Methylene Blue Safe For Scaleless Fish?

Shelaelae13

Hello all,
One of my Albino Corydora has a stubborn fungal infections, and I'm having trouble finding meds that are safe for scaleless fish. I've already tried Melafix and API Fungus Cure. I thought the API one cured it, but the fungus returned on the last day or medicating. I wanted to try the Methylene Blue next, but I wanted to make sure it was safe first. Any other suggestions are welcomed as well!

Thank You!
 

Demeter

Meth. blue is super safe for nearly all fish. Only use it as a bath though, do not add it to the tank. It is super effect for fungal infections too.

Corydoras are not scaleless fish btw
 

JLeeM

Corydoras are not scaleless fish
Yes they are. They have rows of armor plates. Not scales.
 

bopsalot

I thought corydoras were scaleless? Armored, but scaleless?

Edit: ha ha JLeeM beat me to it. But I think they are considered scaleless
 

Demeter

Huh, the more you know. I view their armored plates as giant scales
 

JLeeM

Huh, the more you know. I view their armored plates as giant scales
I think it's like a step between scales and just smooth skin. However, you do have to be more careful with them. I am curious if the blue meth. will work with them. I'm starting a quarantine tank for my next fish (harlequin rasboras and panda cories).
 

Shelaelae13

Thanks guys, I just wanted to be sure first.
 

Piaelliott

I read it is toxic for plants and nitrifying bacteria.
 

JLeeM

So....what's the common consensus? Should or shouldn't blue methylene baths be used with scaleless fish?
 

DoubleDutch

Could you post a pic? I'd like to see what the stubborn fungal infection looks like.
Scaleless so treat like that way indeed.
 

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