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  1. #1

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    Hey guys I have a synodontis about 4.5in.long for two days now ive noticed one of his top fins has been very white with a few little red spots, but today i looked at him and part of his fin/skin is about to fall off. The piece about to fall off is small but the area around the fin is all infected. He has small white patches on his skin that looks like hes been rubbing up on stuff and has been peeling some color off of his skin.

    I dont even have enough tablets for the entire 100g so heres my idea.

    Give him a medicine bath in a small pot.

    this is the only medicine i have for fin rot- Jungle Fungus clear and it says it treats tail fin or mouth rot.

    My problem is that it seems like the problem just came over night, so it might be that he just hurt himself on a rock pretty bad and the red spots were just irritation and posibly the area got weak and he kept hitting it and making it worse.

    Please help, he is very important to me and i need your input.
    "Speak softly and carry a big stick"
    Teddy Roosevelt
    I have lots of tanks, 9 I think.

  2. #2

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    I also just got new fish and introduced them before writing ths post.
    "Speak softly and carry a big stick"
    Teddy Roosevelt
    I have lots of tanks, 9 I think.

  3. #3

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    Anybody? sorry if im being rude but i really need some advice on this.
    "Speak softly and carry a big stick"
    Teddy Roosevelt
    I have lots of tanks, 9 I think.

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    Sounds like a bacterial infection, best bet would be to QT the catfish in a 10 gallon tank and treat it with antibiotics. Otherwise, pick up some CLOUT at your lfs and dose the whole tank. It's a shotgun treatment for anything from parasites to fungus.

  5. #5

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    As of right now i dont have a QT, so i looked up Clout and it seems like a good medication except for this
    Not for use with scaleless fish, aquariums with ornamental invertebrates, or marine systems with live rock.


    I have 3 scaleless catfish and a crab, ive heard of giving half doses but I dont want to risk the lives of my fish.
    "Speak softly and carry a big stick"
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    I have lots of tanks, 9 I think.

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    I had a weird out break in my Mbuna tank that only affected one of the fish in there. It was white-ish fungal patches on his side. He had also been beaten up by the alpha male in that tank and was in bad shape, nipped fins and such. I dropped him in my hospital tank and dosed with Mela-fix + Pima-fix with some aquarium salt and upped the temp just a tad. About two weeks later and his fins are growing back and the patches have completely disappeared.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ko4000
    I had a weird out break in my Mbuna tank that only affected one of the fish in there. It was white-ish fungal patches on his side. He had also been beaten up by the alpha male in that tank and was in bad shape, nipped fins and such. I dropped him in my hospital tank and dosed with Mela-fix + Pima-fix with some aquarium salt and upped the temp just a tad. About two weeks later and his fins are growing back and the patches have completely disappeared.
    I totally agree.... half-dose with the melafix and pimafix and add an airstone. I would medicate one day, water change the next, and so on for at least a week. You should notice improvement by then. Make sure to remove any carbon as it will remove the medications. Both these meds are all natural and will not harm your other fish... especially in half-doses. Good luck...
    Thar she blows!!!

  8. #8

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    Sounds like what mines got, but now i notice the cichlids are constantly rubbing against rocks and the sand, it also seems that one of my electric blues has ich, and a lot of the fish are breathing fast especially one of my synodontis decorus i bought yesterday and my goby cichlid.

    Heres my water chemistry

    Ph-8.0
    Nitrite-0
    Ammonia-Not quite 0 but not quite 0.25
    I need to get a new nitrate test.
    My ammonia rose probably weakening the fish and introducing them to disease.

    Is this what yall are saying
    Give half doses of Mela-fix and pima-fix one day, then the next day change the water say 20%, then the next day do the medicine, and so on and so forth for a week.
    I dont have a hospital tank so it is ok to put this in the main tank(100g)
    What are the chances of this working.

    Thanks a lot,

    James
    Last edited by Amazon; 04-15-2009 at 03:56 PM.
    "Speak softly and carry a big stick"
    Teddy Roosevelt
    I have lots of tanks, 9 I think.

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    James, thats exactly what I would do.

    Start with a 30-50% water change and then start your week long treatment. Remember to also add an airstone and increase surface aggitation. Mela and Pimafix deplete O2 so increasing aeration is a MUST.

    At the end of your 7 day treatment do another large water change. If the fungus doesnt go away you can try it for another 7 days or you may need to try a stronger product.

    Also IMO everyone should have a QT/Hospital tank. With new fish I normally QT them for a week dosing with Melafix for the first 3 days.
    Remember this is what *I* do, your mileage may vary.
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    Mbuna Tank

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    Red Zebra Fry!!

  10. #10

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    Thanks a lot for all yalls help , ill do as you said and I will keep you guys informed.
    "Speak softly and carry a big stick"
    Teddy Roosevelt
    I have lots of tanks, 9 I think.

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