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  1. Question red gill bacteria infection???


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    I need some advise on a bacteria I'm fighting. I got 4 boesemani rainbow fish to go in my 75 gallon tank with 5 red irian rainbowfish a BN pleco and some pearl gouramis. After 3 weeks the boesemanis gills turned a deep red and have stopped eating all together. This has been going on for 3 days now and is not getting better. None of the other fish are showing symptoms at all. Should I take the boesemani out and put them in a QT to treat or should a treat the whole tank? Also after a trip to the LFS I saw API Triple Sulfa with 664 mg Sodium Sulfathiazole, 168 mg Sodium Sulfamethazine and 168 mg Sodium Sulfacetamide. I also saw API Furan 2 with 60 mg Nitrofurazone and 25 mg Furazolidone. What one if any should I use? After a battle with ich I'm really not in the mood for another disease but it has to be done. At least I have aquatic community to help me in my pain XD
    55 gallon, 22 Cardinal Tetras, 11 Celestial Pearl Danios, 5 Sterbai Corydoras, 5 Gold Honey Gourami, 1 Albino Bristlenose Pleco

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    I have never treated a bacteria infection quite like that before, but I have always had great success using Para-guard (made be Seachem) for treating both bacteria and fungal infections. It is a little easier on the fish as well as a little easier to use than some of the meds you just mentioned. If no other fish are showing any symptoms, then it might be best to removed the infected fish to a properly set-up quarantine tank (with a cycled filter) and treat him/her that way

    Are you sure it's a bacteria infection ?

    Have you tested your water parameters lately ?
    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
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    The only other thing that I would think it would be is ammonia poisoning, but considering all the other fish are fine and tests keep coming back at 0 I'm pretty sure its a bacterial infection.
    55 gallon, 22 Cardinal Tetras, 11 Celestial Pearl Danios, 5 Sterbai Corydoras, 5 Gold Honey Gourami, 1 Albino Bristlenose Pleco

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    This sounds cruel but I'm just going to let them die. They are already looking very bad so why in danger all the other fish to save 4. The most confusing thing is why aren't the other fish getting this?
    55 gallon, 22 Cardinal Tetras, 11 Celestial Pearl Danios, 5 Sterbai Corydoras, 5 Gold Honey Gourami, 1 Albino Bristlenose Pleco

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    Why not euthanize them instead of letting them suffer?
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    Because I have no clove oil and the only other way Ive heard of is freezing them which a lot of people say not to do.
    55 gallon, 22 Cardinal Tetras, 11 Celestial Pearl Danios, 5 Sterbai Corydoras, 5 Gold Honey Gourami, 1 Albino Bristlenose Pleco

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    I think the freezing water method would be the lesser of two evils right now and help to limit exposer of what ever your fish has to the rest of your tank.
    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
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    I've used super cold alcohol with great success for euthanizing.

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    Well they developed these red splotches and looked really bad so I put them in to the freezer :( hopefully the other fish don't get this.
    55 gallon, 22 Cardinal Tetras, 11 Celestial Pearl Danios, 5 Sterbai Corydoras, 5 Gold Honey Gourami, 1 Albino Bristlenose Pleco

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    Thanks for not letting them suffer any longer.

    And I too hope your other fish don't get the infection, either.
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