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Old 03-05-2011, 07:22 PM   #11 
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No, columnaris is bacteria NOT fungus. You need anti bacterial medication, not anti fungal. When doing the aquarium salt treatment you need to do the 100% water change every day.
ehm. "jungle fungus clear" is a bio-cide that attacks any single cell type organism through cross linking of DNA and inhibition of reproduction.

API's Furan-2 is the same combination as Fungus Clear
Fungus Clear: Nitrofurazone Furazolidone
Furan-2: 60mg Nitrofurazone 25mg Furazolidone per packet

Anti-fungals are things like Victoria Green and Acriflavine

Stay on the Furazine medications.
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Old 03-05-2011, 07:24 PM   #12 
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I would start the melafix, but make sure you read the directions and dose it very carefully.
And keep the top of the tank open, the fumes can cause issues for betta.
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Old 03-05-2011, 07:33 PM   #13 
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Do you have any Dog and Cat vets in the area? They may well have minocycline or mixed sulfa drugs.

Minocycline is the most likely candidate for your vet's cabinet. It is in maracyn-2.

Beyond that there's Seachem's Kanaplex or Neoplex both of which have heavy gram negative capacity.

When using gram negative antibiotics its usually handy to start dropping the water hardness. Easily done if you have access to RO water. If you're doing a quarantine tank just use distilled water in the jugs.

Do NOT use high salt baths with kanamycin, but I doubt you'll get some.

The Furazine types should handle it but you gotta give them time. If you have a dropper you can try gently washing the salt water into the fuzzy stuff.
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Old 03-05-2011, 08:14 PM   #14 
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ehm. "jungle fungus clear" is a bio-cide that attacks any single cell type organism through cross linking of DNA and inhibition of reproduction.

API's Furan-2 is the same combination as Fungus Clear
Fungus Clear: Nitrofurazone Furazolidone
Furan-2: 60mg Nitrofurazone 25mg Furazolidone per packet

Anti-fungals are things like Victoria Green and Acriflavine

Stay on the Furazine medications.
ok so should I use my jungle fungus clear or metafix?
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Old 03-06-2011, 03:50 AM   #15 
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salt, aeration and the Nitrofurazone/Furazolidone med. Watch the salt carefully, no more than needed.

IF you cure him, keep treating for at least another four day cycle then immediately remove him from that tank to another quarantine container and use a bleach wash followed by an isopropyl sponging on the containers he's been in during the infection.

I tracked down a case of flexibacter that I'm fighting right now to an anubias plant. I recently broke it up to plant several bits around, it had originally come from another tank that a fish died of infection in but I'd treated it with furan-2. The plant had a fuzz infection shortly after I brought it home that I think came from the tank I originally had it in.
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Old 03-06-2011, 01:41 PM   #16 
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Well he passed..... I couldnt see him suffering anymore. He was only getting worse so I oiy him to sleep in the freezer ;(
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I am so sorry for your loss. It is really hard losing a pet, but I wish you would have asked which method to use, the freezing method isn't not painless :(.
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I am so sorry for your loss. It is really hard losing a pet, but I wish you would have asked which method to use, the freezing method isn't not painless :(.
I read it was painless

did i make him suffer more?
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Old 03-06-2011, 03:42 PM   #19 
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I am so so sorry to say this, but you may have :(

When cells freeze the water slowly expands in them until they burst. Unfortunately bettas don't go to sleep in the cold, they are awake until their organs shut down from the freezing. They actually feel the cold and if the temperature is low enough they can get hypothermia.

So sorry :(
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There's also the possibility he survived the freezer, Bettas have a habit of doing it. Sadly the only quick and sure way is a club to the head.
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