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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.
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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.


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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 01:27 AM.

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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.

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