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Old 09-30-2010, 05:06 AM   #11 
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I'm so sorry about your fish.
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Old 09-30-2010, 09:54 AM   #12 
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That is what it sounds like to me..the fast moving Flexibacter Columaris-it move fast killing fish within 12-24h-somewhat like the flesh eating bacteria in humans.
It is in our tanks all the time waiting on the right conditions-stress from over crowding, poor water quality, low oxygen and sudden high temps.
Not much can be done but remove the infected fish and destroy-get 3tsp/gal of aquarium salt in the tank, increase aeration and lower the water temp to 75-76F and hope what fish are left have some immunity to it.

This is one of the reason that I like to treat sick fish in lower water temps-
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