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  1. #1

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    I've had 2 gibbiceps for 3/4 years now and they've both got pastel orange patches just below the dorsal fin. The larger of the two (as well) also looks to have fungus around his mouth but i'd appreciate a second opinion on whether it is and what's best to do. I've shown these pictures to the guys at my local fish shop who said that they've got a bacterial condition and that yes it is fungus. I've treated the tank with a 4 day course of esha 2000 and put cucumber in for them and the larger one (with the mouth fungus) seems to have improved on the skin front.


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    Never heard of it but it contains ......
    6.3 mg ethacridine lactate (Rivanol)
    1 mg proflavin
    3.2 mg copper 2+
    0.26 mg methyl orange

    I was trying to find out if it treated for gram negative or gram positive bacterial problems but can't find that information. It claims to treat numerous things so guess you can hope it works.

    A definate gram negative medication would be nice, tho, as that's what takes care of fungal problems. Do you know what caused it? A new fish in the tank or anything like that?

    How large are your weekly water changes? Do you have Maracyn 2 in the UK?
    Last edited by Lady Hobbs; 09-30-2012 at 10:09 PM.

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    Despite me not knowing the difference between negative/postive i did a google and come across a blog which one guy got the reply of:

    "eSHa 2000 does work against [gram-negative and gram-positive] bacteria but not against all bacteria."

    when emailing eSHa. My water changes are 10 - 15% a week. I've not heard of it but again looking on the net it seems it's not in abundance over here.

    The write up for eSHa 2000 does say that it's possible to double the dose.. but i'd rather not with risk of harming fish/filter. Personally i was going to wait until my second tank was empty and put them both in quarentine and dose them then?

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