Cory cats & API fungus cure Apr 30, 2015 21:21:51 GMT -5
Post by coco on Apr 30, 2015 21:21:51 GMT -5
Hello, this is my first posting. I am treating two new emerald green cory cats in a hospital tank. They were originally quarantined in my quarantine tank, and developed fungus. They have very stubborn fungus on their pectoral fins. I am currently giving them their second round of baths with salt & MB. In their hospital tank, I am treating with API fungus cure & Triple sulfa. Their first round of baths consisted of salt/MB/Kanaplex/furan 2, for columnaris and fungus they developed, which was treated successfully. I released them into my main aquarium, only to have them redevelop the fluffy fungus on their pectoral fins and mouth . My main aquarium is a 55 gallon, heavily planted, LED lighting, half sand & half fine gravel, 2 HOB filters (Aqauclear 70 & API super clean 50), fusion air pump 500, & Vecton 8 sterilizr. PH 7.2, KH 50, GH 200-300 (depending on how evaporated wondershells are), ammonia 0, nitrite 0, nitrates run 10-20, temp 76. Inhabitants are 2 tiger striped angels, 5 pearl gouramis, 6 true siamese algae eaters, 1 BN pleco, 7-9 otto cats, & 4 cory cats. 1 cory (I call him Grandpa catfish), I have had for aprx 17 years. By far the oldest fish I have eve had. I wish I could clone him, he obviously has strong genes. All fish in main tank are healthy. I do believe it is just weak genetics with these new cory's, but I have to try. Even if it is over and over. They are one of my favorite fish. In Carl's articles on meds, he states to use Malachite green at half dose with sensitive fish like cory's. So, my question is, am I suppose to dose the API fungus cure at half dose with the MG only being the secondary ingredient? I am using the Triple sulfa for buffering of the MG. Does anyone have any other combinations to try? Thanx for the help.