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    Reddish sores on Midevil

    Discussion in 'Freshwater Diseases and Health Issues' started by demonknight, Feb 6, 2018.

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      Ah man :(

      Keep waking up every morning in the hope he swims to me asking for food.

      Should i be increasing the temp?
       
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      I believe that Melafix is more or less an antiseptic, not really an antibiotic. IMO, unless you diagnose and treat a bacterial infection very early on, then the chances for survival are slim. There are several types of deadly bacteria. I've read where Columnaris, has four different strains. All deadly, just one strain kills over night while the others linger on for days until death. It's your call regarding meds or euthanize. Not an easy choice.
       
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      Can you get medication that contains kanamycin sulfate or nitrofurazone or sulfathiazole?
       
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      Over the counter medication would be available i reckon. What would be the dosage in that case?

      Fish medication containing that is hard to come by and my only option is ordering it online which would take 3-4 days time to reach me.
       
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      So he is horizontal most of the time and his gills seem to be working overtime. And i don't know if i am seeing things but his lower jaw seems to have overextended a bit. Hope i described that ok.

      Would most likely be putting him out his misery soon...

      What should i be doing next to disinfect the tank?
       
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      If the other tankmates seem unaffected, probably just a large WC, and thorough gravel vac. Be sure to up your weekly tank maintenence. I'm not a big fan of Melafix as a med, but in your case it might be benificial to use it as a mild disinfectant for the tank.
       
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      So he died this morning :(

      Yet to get back home from work. Shall start working on clean up over the weekend.

      Siphon out max water, refill, use prime and melafix. Dose melafix every day? Change water in 3 days time, repeat process.

      Then change water, add in activated carbon in the AquaClear, get API quick start and start anew?
       
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      Sounds like a good plan. Just follow the directions reference the Melafix. How are the surviving tankmates doing?
       
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      The Tetras are all ok. Need to check the Raphael's though. Always hiding they are.
       
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      That is a good indication that the worst is probably over. Certain strains of bacteria are tank killers. Apparently not in your case.
       
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