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Old 03-05-2011, 03:06 PM   #1 
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Columanaris?

Ok, I first thought my betta had fungus, but i looked around about Columanaris and saw this picture that looks exactly like my poor betta..




I already lost one betta to this I dont want to lose another. So far ive done a 100% water change the past 2 days with aquarium salt. Today I bought this fungus clear which has Nitrofurazone.

Will this be enough to cure my betta?

Right now the temp is around 76-78 degrees.
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Old 03-05-2011, 03:18 PM   #2 
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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.
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Old 03-05-2011, 03:36 PM   #3 
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Here is a pic of MY betta... Does this look more like a fungal infection or columanris?

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Old 03-05-2011, 03:39 PM   #4 
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That looks like columnaris. I would get some anti bacterial medication. Lower the temp to 76 degrees, quarantine him into a smaller container for ease of treatment.
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Old 03-05-2011, 04:24 PM   #5 
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That looks like columnaris. I would get some anti bacterial medication. Lower the temp to 76 degrees, quarantine him into a smaller container for ease of treatment.
The only thing I could get was Melafix... Im not sure if it will cure it, but Its all i can do....
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Melafix will fight bacteria, but members on here are iffy about using it since it has been said to cause kidney damage.
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Old 03-05-2011, 04:30 PM   #7 
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Melafix will fight bacteria, but members on here are iffy about using it since it has been said to cause kidney damage.
Yeah I read some pros and cons before I bought it, but thats all they had.... But thank you very much for your replies I really appreciate them!!!
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Old 03-05-2011, 04:37 PM   #8 
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Poor baby!
I would try maracyn 1 and two. Petsmart sells this.
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Old 03-05-2011, 04:39 PM   #9 
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Poor baby!
I would try maracyn 1 and two. Petsmart sells this.
The closest petsmart/petco is 60 miles away.
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Old 03-05-2011, 05:20 PM   #10 
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I would start the melafix, but make sure you read the directions and dose it very carefully.
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