Thread: Lost one to slime
03-12-2014, 04:38 AM #11
03-20-2014, 08:15 PM #12
Only as it relates to belly size amongst fish of the same size for the same species. This doesn't apply to all fish but is a good indicator for otocinclus species. If the fish starve too long the theory is that the gut bacteria die off and your new fish has a much harder chance of surviving in your tank.Mucky
Unusually I have nothing more to add...
05-16-2014, 12:05 AM #13
Hello everyone. I hate to gravedig this thread, but I wanted to check up on a few things.
So, treatment against gram-negative bacteria. API MelaFix seems like it'd be decent for columnaris treatment, correct? It is tea tree oil-based (or some sort of tea leaf extract). I'd hate to lose another pleco to this crap. I've read up on columnaris, and it seems like MelaFix could do the job. What does the community think of this?
05-16-2014, 12:09 AM #14
melafix is, as you know, a plant extract. I've heard mostly that it works best as a preventative and is too gentle to cure moderate or heavy infections.
Especially with something virulent as columnaris, I would not hesitate to immediately "reach for the big guns"
05-16-2014, 03:06 AM #15