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Old 09-29-2009, 01:31 PM   #1 
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*sigh* It doesn't look good

Remember I posted awhile back that Azazel had some sort of strange white spot on her body. Well, I've been treating her and besides the white spot, she has been absolutely normal. Now, I've noticed that she is bloated. Not from eating too much or a belly full of eggs, just her whole body is big.
She is still very active and eating just fine. I still have her quarantined and treating her.
I don't know if she'll just decline in health or bounce back, I've just never seen a fish bloat out and recover. I've got my fingers crossed for her!
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Old 09-29-2009, 02:00 PM   #2 
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Aww I hope she's okay!!
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Old 09-29-2009, 02:48 PM   #3 
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What does the white spot look like?

What disease are you treating her for?

What medication are you using?

What are the QT tank specs (size, temperature, frequency of cleaning)
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Old 09-29-2009, 04:34 PM   #4 
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Oh, I did post pics of it in this section and the best I could come up with is a fungal infection. I have been treating with Jungle Fungus Eliminator and aquarium salt. She has been in a half gallon quarantine, staying at around 78 degrees. I've been doing daily or ever other day full water changes.
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Old 09-29-2009, 04:54 PM   #5 
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:( good luck
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Old 09-30-2009, 12:30 AM   #6 
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Okay I had a similar problem (white cottony fuzz on a cory) yesterday and this is what I was told:

-There are two diseases which manifest as white fuzz: true fungus, and a bacterial infection called columnaris.

-True fungus is extremely rare and nowhere as lethal or fast acting as columnaris.

-Most of the time it is columnaris.

-It is really hard ot tell fungus and columnaris apart, so you are safer off to treat for columnaris first. If the fish doesn't improve with antibiotics, it means the infection is fungal, not bacterial, ruling out columnaris. So treat for fungus if it is not columnaris.

-I can't stress how important it is to treat for columnaris first. If you start with an antifungal, and the white turns out not to be a true fungus, your fish will most likely die before you realise he has columnnaris.

-I used Maracyn and Maracyn 2. It covers absolutely all the bases for both the columnaris and any secondary infections that may set in. My fish's fluff was gone overnight.

-Always finish the full course of antibiotics. If you cut the treatment off as soon as all the symptoms are gone, any remaining bacteria will become resistant to the antibiotics and then you're really screwed!
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Thanks for the info.
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Thanks for the info! I was thinking about starting her on Maracyn and Maracyn 2 since the JFE wasn't changing anything. It's going to be fun dividing that packet into 1/20ths. :/
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Old 09-30-2009, 06:21 PM   #9 
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For Maracyn, dissolve 1 tablet in 10 teaspoons of water. Add one teaspoon of concentrate per gallon. Add one teaspoon daily of concentrate mixture. For Maracyn2, for one round, dissolve 1 tablet into 10 teaspoons of water. For first day, add 2 teaspoons of concentrated mixture per 1 gallon of water. For days 2-5 add one teaspoon of concentrate per one gallon of water. Hope this helps.
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Mine aren't tablets,they are just a packet of powder meds. One pack is made for a 10 gallon tank, so I'd have to divide it out.
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