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  1. #1

    Default Cory with Fungus


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    One of my panda cories has a small patch of fungus. I'm not very sure where it came from...
    ...established tank, water parameters 0/0/5 . it's a small fish, and the patch is tiny since I caught it early on. I don't think it is worth the stress caused to the fish if I had to isolate it in a qt and treat it like that. My question is as follows: is it possible to spot treat fungus? Maybe catch the fish, use a q- tip to apply some medicine or something along those lines? Advice and especially medicine recommendations are very welcome.

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    In the past I had used a medicated dip with Paraguard on a tetra to treat what looked like a fungal infection. I could not put him in mt QT tank as it was full at the time. Just follow the directions on the bottle for the medicated dip as that is a different approach than treating a whole tank.

    Might be worth looking into and trying for yourself
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
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    I agree. If you are certain it is fungus...and I have seen similar but very different issues...this spot treatment is actually the best. I have used methylene blue and malachite green; both will stain the fungus blue or green (depending), and kill it. I confined the cory in a small net near the surface, and used a Q-Tip to dab the patch of fungus when I raised the fish just above the water. I lowered the net so the cory was back in the water but still confined, then I repeated the dab. After releasing the fish back into the tank, the coloured blob disappeared off the fish in a day or two.

    Byron.
    Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
    Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]

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    Thanks a lot to both of you. Do you think API fungus clear(active ingredient acriflavine) would work?
    ...and yes, I am quite certain it is fungal.
    Last edited by madagascariensis; 10-14-2013 at 02:27 AM.

  5. #5

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    Quote Originally Posted by madagascariensis View Post
    Thanks a lot to both of you. Do you think API fungus clear(active ingredient acriflavine) would work?
    ...and yes, I am quite certain it is fungal.
    I'm not sure, but acriflavine is a treatment for fungus and it will stain so it seems likely it will work.
    Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
    Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]

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