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Old 01-31-2010, 09:08 PM   #1 
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Quick question please!

How do i know if my fish is cured from columnaris?? Do i wait for all the white to get off his body and face??? Im not impatient just curious cuz i want to throw him back in his 5 gal :D
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Old 01-31-2010, 10:49 PM   #2 
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Always always ALWAYS finish the FULL course of medication. If the pack says a week, medicated for a week. If it says ten days, medicated for 10 days. If you let up on the antibiotics when you have not killed all of the bacteria they may come back, only having developed a resistance to the antibiotic. This is why when you go on antibiotics the doctor tells you to finishte whole bottle even after you feel better.
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Old 01-31-2010, 10:57 PM   #3 
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If im not fully convinced hes better do i do the course again??
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Old 01-31-2010, 11:05 PM   #4 
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If he still has signs of bacteria (ie fuzz) yes but if he has no more fuzz and has finished the course of medication I would cut the antibiotics off, do a 100% water change and keep him in QT with salted water for 5 das or so just so you can obeserve him and make sure it doesn't come back.

Remember, medications take a huge toll on fish since they stress the fish's system and suck oxygen out of the water. So they may not look 100% after treatment.
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Old 01-31-2010, 11:19 PM   #5 
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Thank you kelly for being extremely helpful. I asked this question a while ago but no one answered :P. Ill let everyone know how he is by next weekend!
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I haven't been around here lately :( Do keep us updated!
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