When I Leave For 2 Weeks, This Happens..

AquaticJ
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I take care of fresh water fish, treatments, decide what goes where, what fish we accept as donations, etc. Well, of course, when I was gone someone took in a donated fish that was sick and put them in with the True Red Terrors, and this happens. They’re two beautiful 4 inch RTs, and I really don’t want to lose them. I have an idea of what I should treat with, but I want some opinions so I know I’m doing the BEST course of action.

Water tests at 0, 0, 10. Temperature is 80 degrees. Did a 50% water change today. Will be back there at 9 am tomorrow.

The beauty of the situation is I have access to a wide variety of medications at the store.
 

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Gypsy13
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Well, hubby went to bed. What do you have? And don’t say ich. Please don’t say ich.
 
AquaticJ
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  • #3
What, like medications? I know it’s definitely not Ich!
 
Gypsy13
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Oh thank you. Seems like ich is everywhere.
So tell me, what are you dealing with? I’m blind.
 
AquaticJ
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I think Columnaris, but I need other opinions!
 
Gypsy13
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I think Columnaris, but I need other opinions!

Ok. Calling for eyeballs here. Fanatic maggie thecat Mary765 could y’all please look at this fish for me?
 
Gypsy13
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I think Columnaris, but I need other opinions!

While we’re waiting, tell me why you suspect columnaris? An infection no one should have to deal with. I truly hope you’re wrong but I’m glad you have access to meds!
 
AquaticJ
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Not getting any better :/ could use some help!
 

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Gypsy13
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Not getting any better :/ could use some help!

While we’re waiting for eyeballs, tell me what you’re seeing and what makes you think columnaris? Please?
Rtessy could you look at this fish for me?
 
AquaticJ
  • Thread Starter
  • #10
Oh sorry, the white streaky like growths on him. Definitely not fungus and I don’t think it looks like anything but the bad strain of Columnaris.
 
Gypsy13
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Oh sorry, the white streaky like growths on him. Definitely not fungus and I don’t think it looks like anything but the bad strain of Columnaris.

Any redness around the white areas? Look like dandelion or kind of staggered and stacked? Any lesions? I’m going to go ahead and give you the meds and dosage for columnaris. I wish someone had looked for us. But, of course, sometimes columnaris doesn’t have external signs. Those are the really tough ones. And could you post another picture for comparison?
 
AquaticJ
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In the middle of treatment using Furan2 actually, along with malachite Green and a little salt. One died already, but the other seems to be slightly, and I mean slightly, improving. Interestingly, there are several Plecos and a catfish in this tank, and a couple of them have it and don’t seem to be negatively effected by the medications. I had no choice, they’re all exposed and some have it, so I couldn’t just move them. I’m positive but I’m also realistic. Where did those directions come from? I find it weird to do water changes between every dose. I can try to get more pictures tomorrow, remember, this isn’t my personal fish but it’s at the store.
 
Gypsy13
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In the middle of treatment using Furan2 actually, along with malachite Green and a little salt. One died already, but the other seems to be slightly, and I mean slightly, improving. Interestingly, there are several Plecos and a catfish in this tank, and a couple of them have it and don’t seem to be negatively effected by the medications. I had no choice, they’re all exposed and some have it, so I couldn’t just move them. I’m positive but I’m also realistic. Where did those directions come from? I find it weird to do water changes between every dose. I can try to get more pictures tomorrow, remember, this isn’t my personal fish but it’s at the store.

The combination of kanaplex and furan2 make a med that used to be called Spectrogram. I’ve had personal experience that this works for columnaris. The 25% water changes on the two med dose days are to help keep the water parameters stable. So to be clear, you only do water changes before dosing kanaplex and furan2.
 
Mary765
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It doesn't really look like columnaris to me, columnaris us usually cottony and fuzzy. It does appear to be a sort of fungus though.

If you have any general fungus treatment there I would use that imo
 
AquaticJ
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  • #15
It was cottony and fuzzy, not like fungus though. However, sadly he didn’t make it.
 

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