Recent, Referenced Article On Columnaris

  1. D

    Discusluv Well Known Member Member

  2. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutch Fishlore Legend Member

    thanks for sharing
     
  3. m

    mbkemp Valued Member Member

    Great read, thank you
     


  4. R

    Racing1113 Well Known Member Member

    Interesting read! One question which I'm hoping someone can clarify for me - I was under the impression that since columnaris was gram negative, and erythromycin treated gram positive that it wouldn't work, but it was listed in the list of the low MIC antibiotics along with Kanamycin?
     
  5. Redshark1

    Redshark1 Well Known Member Member

    I think erythromycin and kanamycin can be used to treat infections caused by some gram positive bacteria, some gram negative bacteria and also some other organisms including some fungi.
     
  6. AvalancheDave

    AvalancheDave Well Known Member Member

    I've seen erythromycin listed as effective in some papers. I'd prefer kanamycin though. One advantage is that you can sometimes find erythromycin locally as Maracyn whereas finding kanamycin locally is next to impossible...

    But a good aquarist stocks up on antibiotics before they're needed, right?
     
  7. Redshark1

    Redshark1 Well Known Member Member

    A lucky aquarist has no need of them in the first place.
     
  8. B

    BettaNovice101 New Member Member

    I agree with you, Redshark1! I read that Columnaris does better with two antibiotics, perhaps that's why they state two.