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Old 05-08-2013, 12:00 AM   #1 
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Question What is the white fuzzy stuff I keep finding my EE's hospital tank?

He has been doing well. He's slow, somewhat reclusive fish. Partly blinded by poor treatment at Petco. Some of his eye socket is exposed and what's left of his eye is shriveled. In the past 3 days getting more lethargic. I was starting treatment with Kanaplex and planned to start parasite treatment. I started the Kanaplex this afternoon when I could observe him. I left for class.

Tonight he looks worse he barely moves. I am reluctant to start the parasite treament fearing it will be too much. I change his water daily. Even so I still find white fuzzy stuff in the tank each time. There's nothing fuzzy on his body. There's no substrate but a few small rocks. He has an IAL leaf, a few floating leaves and a Marino silk plant. It's a one gallon critter keeper.

I have moved him to a clear food container that is lower tonight that is close to a gallon so he can surface more easily. I didn't readd the kanaplex yet. Would you persist with treatment if a fish looked bad? What do
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Old 05-08-2013, 01:56 AM   #2 
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Where exactly are you finding the fuzzy stuff? Can you upload pics of it?

I would continue the Kanaplex. You said he began acting lethargic before the treatment, right? If so, then we know that the meds aren't the cause of his lethargy. And Kanaplex is one of the least harsh meds there are, IMO. But, regardless of whether you decide to do another round, you have to finish the full treatment you've already started- if not, it could make things even worse by creating a stronger, resistant strain of bacteria.
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I redosed with Kanaplex and I did about a 20-30 minute dip in Paragard. It's supposed to be an hour. It's difficult to tell if he is in distress since he is lethargic so I cut it short. He seems a little perkier after the dip. I don't know if it's possible for there to be quick results but he has sped around his container a few times. He returns to laying the bottom but he was not moving fast at all before. It's really nerve wracking to to do these treatments at least for me.
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I know what you mean- I feel like I'm trying to perform surgery with anything that involves moving fish from container to container.

I hope he gets better, poor little guy.
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