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Old 06-18-2011, 11:40 PM   #11 
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filling out the information in JKfish's post would help a lot with diagnosing the problem
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Old 06-18-2011, 11:45 PM   #12 
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Hmmm. Then this is a mystery. I'll check some of my fish health books and see what I can find. Hang in there.
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Old 06-18-2011, 11:47 PM   #13 
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What about this?
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Old 06-19-2011, 09:06 AM   #14 
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IMO, columnaris is a tricky thing and it varies from fish to fish. The columnaris I've had to go against looked like finrot, but then quickly ate down to the flesh and then moved from there. Then it went septic and started killing my fish from the inside out. It was not pretty >.< . Given the sores and stuff, I'm still going to stick to columnaris. However, I'm not exactly an expert. I would go talk to OldFishLady and ask her to come look at this.

In the mean time, I would use precaution and lower your tank temps to 76*s or a wee bit lower to slow the process down. Add either aq salt or epsom salt *if you have live plants in your tank, go with epsom salt*, 1 tsp per gallon at the moment. I don't know which marycyn works against columnaris; I've sort of forgotten.... but if it really is columnairs, I would use kanaplex if at all possible. And, I know I already asked this (I hope I am not being a bother), but could you please take a few minutes to fill out the questions I posted? It would be a huge help and would make things a lot easier. :)
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Old 06-19-2011, 09:28 AM   #15 
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It does look like columnaris. I would do what JK fish mentioned. You can do a methlene blue dip or bath using 3-5 drops to a gallon of water. I've read that you should use marycyn 1 and 2 combo for treatment. Otherwise kanamycin or tetracycline also works.
I hope he gets better!
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Old 06-19-2011, 10:00 AM   #16 
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I going to start treatment for columnaris. I'll keep you guys posted. Thanks for the advise.
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Old 06-19-2011, 10:58 AM   #17 
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Treat in a separate hospital tank or remove the activated carbon/charcoal from your filter.
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Old 06-19-2011, 11:26 AM   #18 
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The bubble over the eye is his cornea which seems to have become swollen.
That could be pop-eye.
It is possible he's suffering from multiple diseases.
I suggest an medicating with an antibiotic.
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Old 06-19-2011, 11:35 AM   #19 
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pop eye can and should (in this situation) be treated with clean water and if necessary 1 tbs of aq or epsom salt per gallon. Mixing medications is never a good idea.
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Old 06-19-2011, 11:43 AM   #20 
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Thanks for correcting me JKfish, I shall keep that tip in mind. :)
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