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  1. #1

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    Default Recommended for your Discus Medicine Cabinet

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    Formalin & Malachite Green (such as Rid-Ich, Quick Cure)
    Effective in the control of many diseases of freshwater fish caused by external parasites such as white spot disease, Ichthyophthirius, Costia, Trichodina, Chilodonella and saltwater external parasites such as Cryptocaryon and Amyloodinium. The medication can also treat fungal infections in fishes. It can affect the filter bed and be easily removed with activated carbon. Tank lights should be turned off during treatment.

    Nitrofurazone & Furazolidone ( such as Furan-2 , Bi-Furan)
    Contains two furan compounds to combat a wide variety of gram-positive & gram-negative bacterial diseases, including bacterial gill disease, open red sores (Aeromonas spp.), body slime & eye cloud, black molly disease (Flavobacterium columnaris) and fin & tail rot. For use in both freshwater and saltwater aquariums. This medication will not harm the biological filter. Note: This medication will cause a slight discoloration of water which can be removed with activated carbon.

    Metronidazole (such as Flagyl, Fish Zole et al)
    Effective and safe treatment for several protozoan and anaerobic bacterial diseases of fish (Cryptocaryon, Hexamita, Ichthyophthirius). It does not adversely affect the filter bed and is easily removed with activated carbon.

    Potassium Permanganate (such as Pond Oxy Clear, PP from Sears et al)
    Treats a broad range of fish parasites. Acts as a disinfectant and breaks down organics. To be used with extreme caution.

    Espsom Salt
    Treats bloat and constipation.

    Aquarium Salt

    Treatments/Meds that I've used successfully. Feel free to add in this thread.
    Last edited by Discus_Dude; 11-12-2009 at 11:02 PM.
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    Good hints and I will stickie it so it stays on top.

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    Great writeup DD! Keep up the good work!

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    Kanamycin, acriflavine, tetracycline, maracyn 2 - antibiotics

    Levamisole, Flubendazole, Vermisol - de-wormers

    Wild discus needs to be dewormed and domestic will also need to be dewormed from time to time.

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    I have been hearing differing opinions on aquarium salt some say yes its good. But my local Pet store does not us it what so ever. So what's the straight scoop on aquarium salt then?
    65 gallon: Black Sailfin Pleco, Rubbermouth pleco, bristle nose pleco, 4 cory's and 4 goldfish.
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    29 Gallon: 1 pr Convicts, 5 Skunk Botias
    10 gallon: Fry Tank

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    When I went to a certain Petco, they said salt was ABSUBLUTLY nessesary for all freshwater aquariums. Which is not true.

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