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Columnaris , Fin Rot, Tried Everything Nothing Has Worked

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Columnaris , fin rot, tried everything nothing has worked
« on: October 26, 2014, 07:22:02 PM »
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I am now totally at a loss as to what to do, I have tried all recommended treatments starting with herbal melafix stuff, then interpet fungus and fin rot treatment nothing worked so after further research suspect columnaris have treated with furan 2 and kanaplex which I ordered from US. Have lost 5 platies, the last 4 are all showing symptoms, I have a dwarf gourami which now has a hole in his dorsal fin, my Angels left fiin is now partially missing, 3 mollies not showing any signs and 3 Corys not showing any signs, help, I really don't want to lose my angel she is beautiful :(

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Re: Columnaris , fin rot, tried everything nothing has worked
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2014, 07:48:01 PM »
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I'm sorry to hear about your fish. The antibiotics should have helped, better than any other type of medication.

What are your water conditions - ammonia, nitrite, pH and hardness ( the last one should be somewhere on your water supplier's website). Sometimes sickness like this can be caused by the water conditions.

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Re: Columnaris , fin rot, tried everything nothing has worked
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2014, 07:53:01 PM »
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Tested them all today all as normal, ammonia 0, nitrite 0, nitrate 5, kh 107ppm, gh over 146ppm, I say over 146 cos I'm not 100% how to work it out but it was 9 drops not 8 which is the 146ppm on the api tester.

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Re: Columnaris , fin rot, tried everything nothing has worked
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2014, 07:58:45 PM »
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Sorry missed ph 7 to 7.5

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Re: Columnaris , fin rot, tried everything nothing has worked
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2014, 08:41:00 PM »
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So it's not the water conditions, it's mainly ammonia and nitrite that cause problems though if the water had been exceptionally hard and alkaline, the softer water fish would have problems.

I have heard about an exceptionally bad strain of columnaris, but that usually wipes out the whole tank in a matter of hours.


I am at a loss to know what to suggest  :-\ All I can think of is continuing the antibiotics. I'm sorry I can't be more help  :(

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