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hey guys, have got fungus on my common b/n babies again, longfins and albinos are untouched but once again the new batch of common babies i bought from a breeder eventually broke out with fungus, there is approx. 150 in a 130L tank around 2.5cm so dont think they are too over populated but seems to be a re-occouring problem, used fungus cure last time, (malichite green with ... cant rmemeber the other medication used) and didnt seem to work that well..

this time round im thinking pimafix... not that keen to salt them but might give it a shot as this disease is giving me the $hit$

just wodnering what sucesses people have had with what medications?

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I don't have baby bns, only cories, but perhaps have a look to see what is causing the problem, rather than trying to fix the symptoms each time they occur?

Maybe the fungus is brought on by waste or biofilm accumulation?

Neat trick that was recommended to me for my baby cory's (as they are bottom dwellers and prone to fungus belly) was to the following:

Daily - syphon up poo & left over food

Every second day - Scape sides and bottom of tank with an old credit card to remove biofilm, and do a 20% water change.

Although I syphon up left over food & poo every day, there is significant biofilm accumulation when i scrape tank every second day - its like slime.

I have a sponge filter in, but when they got to 2 cms, I also popped in a little eheim pickup internal with slow flow rate, which has also helped.

Don't know if the above is relevant or sop for rearing bn's - apologies if its not!

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Fungal Diseases

Fungus (Saprolegnia)

Symptoms: Tufts of dirty, cotton-like growth on the skin, can cover large areas of the fish, fish eggs turn white.

Fungal attacks always follow some other health problem like parasitic attack, injury, or bacterial infection. The symptoms are a gray or whitish growth in and on the skin and/or fins of the fish. Eventually, if left untreated, these growths will become cottony looking. The fungus, if left untreated, will eventually eat away on the fish until it finally dies.

After ascertaining the initial cause of the fungus and remedying that, use a solution of phenoxethol at 1% in distilled water. Add 10 ml of this solution per liter of aquarium water. Repeat after a few days if needed, but only once more as three treatments could be dangerous to aquarium inhabitants. If the symptoms are severe the fish can be removed from the aquarium and swabbed with a cloth that has been treated with small amounts of povidone iodine or mercurochrome.

For attacks on fish eggs, most breeders will use a solution of methylene blue adding 3 to 5 mg/l as a preventative measure after the eggs are laid.

Benni not sure if this might help from animal-world.com Herb

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