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Old 11-30-2012, 08:10 PM   #11 
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It looks like his scales are raised... I'm not really an expert, but could the poor guy have dropsy? It seems to me that you're doing a great job at trying to help the little fellow :)

What I know about fin-rot and the maracyns is that maracyn II treats gram negative bacteria, and maracyn I treats gram positive... It's possible that the reason the fin rot hasn't responded to the maracyn II is that it might be gram positive (there are two types of fin rot)

Also have you tried just treating him with AQ salt alone?
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Scales up could be columus.
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:57 AM   #13 
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It looks like his scales are raised... I'm not really an expert, but could the poor guy have dropsy? It seems to me that you're doing a great job at trying to help the little fellow :)

What I know about fin-rot and the maracyns is that maracyn II treats gram negative bacteria, and maracyn I treats gram positive... It's possible that the reason the fin rot hasn't responded to the maracyn II is that it might be gram positive (there are two types of fin rot)

Also have you tried just treating him with AQ salt alone?
Gosh, I feel like my microbio professor would be really disappointed in me right now!
I will look into a gram-positive medicine. I couldn't find Maracin I when I was shopping for the meds. I will try to look online and see what I can have shipped.

His scales aren't coning out a lot, and the Maracyn-Two "treats" for dropsy, so I figured it was okay but I probably shouldn't have overlooked it when nothing changed.

Perhaps the scales could be caused by the gram-positive issue! Alright, so I will see if I can get a gram-positive med rush delivered.
In a few days I'll have the Aquarium Leaves.
And hopefully everything will be wonderful!!

Oh, and yes. I have tried just aquarium salt.

Thank you thank you for your thoughts on the different fin-rot bacteria!!
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I didn't see an edit button but PetSmart had Maracyn so I measured out one of the packets for the next 5 days. Hopefully this will help!!

Thanks again for the information guys!
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