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  1. #1

    Default Fin Rot? MELAFIX on labyrinth fish?

    0 Not allowed!
    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.


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    East Lansing, Michigan, USA

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    0 Not allowed!
    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.

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    0 Not allowed!
    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.

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