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04-29-2012, 04:50 AM #1
Fin Rot? MELAFIX on labyrinth fish?
So what I initially thought was ick on my golden honey gourami, I've now come to the conclusion is fin rot.
My golden honey has lost one feeler/whisker already and fluffy/cottony growths have appeared on some of his fins. I'm told this is a common secondary ailment from finrot.
I have read and been told mutiple places that Melafix is what I should use to treat this condition... However using melafix to repair a torn fin on a tetra caused both of my honey gourami to get sick and one to die about 3 weeks ago! The remaining gourami has now come down with this fungal condition.
04-30-2012, 08:24 PM #2
Fin rot is a bacterial infection. You need an anti-biotic.
First though, use physical removal to lower the bio mass of the bacteria.
Catch the fish and remove the cottony material with a cotton ball or Qtip dipped in hydrogen peroxide. In many cases that is all that is needed. You case, since you lost fish, indicates you need an anti-biotic.
05-01-2012, 12:50 AM #3
I removed the gourami to a quarantine tank and treated with salt on the advice of the local aquarium. He seems to be on the improve.