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  1. Default Possible Mouth Fungus

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    With the heat we have been having and the tank swap, I think a few of my rainbows have developed a mouth fungus... fml

    What is the cheapest, most effective way to treat this? Does the whole tank need treated? I have heard of doing a potassium permangante dip or meth blue, thoughts?

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    Also would salt be an option in this case. I would deem it as a mild case that I caught early (2 fish infected, some spots as of last night)

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    One of my neons had mouth fungus and Lady Hobbs recommended some tablets that treat fungus - I removed the infected fish to a quarantine tank.

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    my concern is that is may be columaris...

    the largest rainbow had a white spot on his lip (looked like a tiny cotton ball) and then had a small spot on its side, they may not be related... but everything I've seen seems to be pointing to columaris

    If that is the case, i've read that its very contagious and that the whole tank needs treated... if so what would be the best way to do so without spending TONS of money. I don't mind buying a box or two (or bottle or two of meds) but jeez, treating 75g adds up

    Will salt work?

    I have a small bottle of pimafix, will that work?

    Other thoughts?

    **EDIT, I do have a QT tank that I could use (10g) but... would every fish need treating?

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    Please read this link to see whether your fish have it or not:

    I'm guessing salt can't hurt but you need to make sure that's what your fish have before you throw meds in there.

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    Yea, after reading that page I have a strong feeling that is what it is

    My temps in my house have been high - tank at 83 when i get home, back to 80 by time I go to bed

    Plus the swapping of the tanks had to induce some stress (being in a tote overnight)

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    Your fish were in a tote overnight?

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    with a filter, but yes.

    Large tote with tank water, a filter, and a few things to hide around... wasn't ideal, but was needed to get the new tank ready

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    This seems to be the best instructions I can find regarding using a dip to treat it

    Based on my understanding, I should do a 2% solution in a 5g bucket, dip the fish till it keels over and then place back in the main tank and support the fish till it gets its whits back.

    Do this until the infection is gone, all the while having 2 tablespoons of salt per 10g in the main tank....

    Does anyone see any issues, I know not everything you find on the internet is true, but the guy seems to back up his method with some decent hypothesis and claims to know it works...

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    Yes, I've read about doing "dips" - that you should keep the fish in it until it "shows signs of stress" - I hope it works for you - never had to deal with an infection like that.

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