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Old 12-04-2011, 01:39 AM   #11 
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Salt is better than nothing but it's no cure for fungus at the low concentrations safe for fish.
Fungus isn't contagious. Treat your sick fish, keep the water super clean and add use stress coat with your uninfected fish to boost their slime coat.
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Old 12-04-2011, 01:53 AM   #12 
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according to the sticky, it is contagious.
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Old 12-04-2011, 01:57 AM   #13 
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Salt is better than nothing but it's no cure for fungus at the low concentrations safe for fish.
Fungus isn't contagious. Treat your sick fish, keep the water super clean and add use stress coat with your uninfected fish to boost their slime coat.
It may look like fungus, but that's flexibacter columnaris which is highly contagious with high fatality rate if not intervene on time.
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Old 12-04-2011, 02:05 AM   #14 
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Greeeeat.... -.-;;

Thank you all for your help!

I will be getting more salt and the jungle fungus treatment in the morning... Hopefully Mae (the girl in the picture) will make it and no more become sick before then...
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Old 12-04-2011, 02:10 AM   #15 
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Jungle and Mardel’s Coppersafe, Maracyn I & II, API Erythromycin, OR API Triple Sulfa
if you can. just quoting the sticky again.
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Old 12-04-2011, 02:12 AM   #16 
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I can try, but i am really short on cash at the moment, as my mother just totaled her car...
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Old 12-04-2011, 02:31 AM   #17 
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tough spot. hope it works out for you.
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Old 12-04-2011, 02:58 AM   #18 
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Thank you
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Old 12-04-2011, 03:16 AM   #19 
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Scary stuff... Sending healing vibes! I hope you can get it under control.
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Old 12-06-2011, 12:36 AM   #20 
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Gizmothefreaky,

How's your guy doing?

My apologies for giving you the diagnosis of Columnaris. Further research suggests that what your betta has is Saprolegnia which is often confused with Columnaris. The treatment outcome is generally the same. Here is some treatment options:

Antimicrobials such as Triple Sulfa also works quite well for Saprolegnia (fish fungus).

Oxidizers such as Potassium Permanganate or stabilized oxygen chlorine (Maroxy). I recommend using Potassium Permanganate as a swab in mild isolated cases of Saprolegnia/Fungus and as a bath for serious cases.

*For very difficult cases of Saprolegnia (especially when parasites are also suspected/involved), a strong cocktail of SeaChem ParaGuard and Furan 2 AND Triple Sulfa may prove successful.

Also, what you need to look for in your tank is if you have any decaying matter that went unnoticed or if you had been feeding very large high protein fish food like krill/shrimp.

I have bumped this up, hopefully others can take a look, and can correct me if I am wrong again
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