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« on: February 09, 2017, 05:18:21 PM »

Hey Ovas members,

I noticed last night that one of my Scarlet Badis has a small amount of what looks like 'white fluff' on his tail fin. A quick internet search later and I believe it to be a fungus infection.

I was wondering if anyone has dealt with this kind of infection before and what products I could use to heal the poor little guy.

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« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2017, 05:57:38 PM »

Hi Matt,   I have not had disease in my tank for years, but I recommend trying Pimafix by API. I used it before and it worked great. Its an all natural product and will not harm the biological filtration or live plants. It's safe for all fish as well as snails, invertebrates, salt water tanks, etc. therefore you can treat your infected fish in a community tank if you want. You can find it at most fish stores as well as Walmart. It's for Fungal infections. Their is also Melafix which is for Bacterial infections. Don't use charcoal filtration when using it as it will remove the medication. Hope this will help.
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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2017, 06:08:41 PM »

Great, Thanks for the advice.  Smiley

I have some Paraguard from Seachem but I'm not sure thats the best for fungal infections. I will see if I can get some Pimafix on the way home tonight. I'ts great you don't have to quarantine the fish as I would then have to put together another little tank. Although...... everyone can always do with one more tank right? haha

Thanks for the info.
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« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2017, 09:06:44 PM »

Well actually Matt, myself, I would quarantine the fish in a separate small tank as it would be easier and would take a lot less medicine. I know it says to treat every day for 7 days and depending on the size of your tank that could be expensive. Anyway, best of luck whatever you do.
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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2017, 09:54:38 PM »

Be careful if you have any fish that don't have scales when using medication, read the instructions thoroughly.  I learned the hard way when treating ich in my tank. I lost my 2 black ghost knife fish that way.
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« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2017, 01:19:07 PM »

Thanks for the input guys. I bought some pimafix last night and hopefully that will cure the problem.

Thanks for the advice as always
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