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This is a green Severum, it has some white stuff on the body. I have tried treating for fungus with no results. It looks like white spikes sticking out from the body.

Can someone tell me what it is and how to treat it?

Any help would be much appreciated.
 

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What did you treat with? I would try Furan or Metronidazole.

You can get varied advice on how to treat. A few members here are good at suggesting meds. I'm not one of those members. But if it is HITH, those are what I would try. Some members like the one that was tagged , have questionable advice at best.
 
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BDpups said:
What did you treat with? I would try Furan or Metronidazole.
I'm going to get the first I can get my hands on, but would prefer Metro.

I'm convinced it is hole in the head. Really sad, I have this guy with me for about ten years already, I'd hate to lose him. Going to do everything in my power to save him.
 

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chrisb01 said:
I'm going to get the first I can get my hands on, but would prefer Metro.

I'm convinced it is hole in the head. Really sad, I have this guy with me for about ten years already, I'd hate to lose him. Going to do everything in my power to save him.
Aren't these meds antibiotics / antibacterial? If so, will they work against the parasite that causes HITH?
 
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Sarcasm Included said:
Metro is great advice, definitely the route I would have suggested.
I got me some Metro from a Vet. near the house. He sold me some 250mg tablets. I crushed six of them and threw them in the tank, I'll continue to treat for three days and see what happens.

I never had Hexamita before, am I doing this right?
 
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Did the second treatment with Metro today, no change in the condition of the Severum, but he is eating.
 

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chrisb01 said:
Did the second treatment with Metro today, no change in the condition of the Severum, but he is eating.
That's good. And it sounds like you are dosing it right. There is medicated food too if the meds in the water aren't doing the trick.
 
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I did the last treatment yesterday, and I see a lot of improvement. I will keep an eye on him for a couple of more days.

Like Arnold says: Aahh bee bac.
 
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