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do you add salt? do you vacuum the gravel with the water changes? it looks too 'clean' for my liking. I'd throw in a good handful of salt and bump the temp to 28C to speed up any nasty bug life cycle so that it can leave the host and get burned off by the medication. Or catch out the fh and bath in potassium / salt. hth

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Its not in every tank, although many fish may carry it and their immune system keeps it under control while they are YOUNG, HEALTHY AND NOT STRESSED.

Liquid, I would move that internal filter up higher. You want to disturb the suraface of the water for maximum aeration efficiency. Doesnt have to splash, just ripple.

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So sorry to hear about your troubles mate.

Here are some contacts who deal with exotic pets and aquatic animals...

Dr. Vanessa Gray

Brighton Veterinary Surgery

470 Beaconsfield Terrace, Brighton QLD 4017

Phone: 07 3269 2223 | Fax: 07 3269 2366

Dr. Steven Nearhos (As mentioned earlier)

Baseline

basel@baseline.com.au

Phone: 07 3356 6111 | Fax: 07 3556 6833

Deception Bay Veterinary Clinic

Deception Bay Veterinary Clinic

Address: 175-181 Deception Bay Road

Deception Bay QLD

Phone: 07 3888 3677 | A/H Phone: 3888 3677

Mooney Street Vet

Mooney St Veterinary Surgery

10/1 MOONEY ST LOGAN CENTRAL QLD 4114

Phone: (07) 3290 4888 | Fax:(07) 3804 3621

I'm not certain these next guys deal with fish but they would most likely point you in the right direction. This is the only Vet I take my dog to. Expensive but brilliant.

Brisbane Veterinary Specialist Centre - The Animal Hospital

Welcome to BVSC

Corner of Old Northern Road and Keong Road

ALBANY CREEK QLD 4035

Phone: 07 3264 9400 | Fax: 07 3319 6398

If you do have to start again mate, let me know, I can probably help you out with everything except replacing the FH.

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Thanks for the list of people rob, no dead fish this morning, some of the festae that I thought where toast have gotten their colours and bars back. The sore on the flowerhorn seems alittle less red, I'm guessing it will take quite some time to heal it is a nasty sore.

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Thought i was done with fish dying, Past 2 mornings no deaths. Checked this morning no deaths.... Checked 5 minutes ago 2 of the biggest festae dead :l 2 Jags look like they wont make morning :(

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Mate you have nothing to lose. I read u dont have a spare tank. Get a plastic container 50-100L heat and age water to match your tank. Drop your fish into it, the flowerhorn looks like it has a raging bacterial infection. I would get nitrofuran and dose the container, aerate like crazy, cover the top and see what happens.

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Fish are all healthy now, a few dropped off but not to many. Flowerhorn is now looking pretty good musa6ata.jpg you can still see where the sore was but its not to bad :) thanks for the meds AOA.

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I had/still not sure case just like yours. A sore forms almost overnight and you probably don't notice 'till their dead. I think it's a hook worm infection that spirals. Treat the worm first and give melafix to stop any infection starting(at the same time), after a good water change(30% should do it), and keep it up every second day, keeping the daily melafix up. If it is like mine it's contageous and do not mix up nets etc until it clears up.

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Mine at first looked like it was gone but came back on another part of the fish. It got me thinking it was a injury from rubbing. There was usually a injury point like a puncture wound from tank ornaments or maybe a worm. I am still not too sure it's gone. Infections seem to nail them in the end. Keep it quarantined for a few weeks.

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There must be something in the water as I've been slack lately and using tap water instead of my usual RO water and now I have this same issue in one tank. Two fish gone already. I've started treating with Promethyasul.

Other than treating with Promethyasul did you use anything else or do anything more to combat this [MENTION=7767]xlLiquidlx[/MENTION] ?

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Hey [MENTION=5428]ozmo[/MENTION]

After the dose I waited 7 days then done a small 15% waterchange and the fish have been fine since. I had a few festae die on me during the first few days after dosing, I'm left with 1 lol :l but that blue stuff sure did look cool going into the tank.

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Thanks [MENTION=7767]xlLiquidlx[/MENTION]

I'm down three fish with another couple of days to go :(

What ever this crap is, it's flipp'n nasty :(

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I lost 3 fish so far 2 from one tank 1 from another.

No more deaths since the 18th.

Fingers crossed that's the end of it.

Thanks for asking mate.

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Did you fix your problem? I still have a Kingsizei with 2 dodgy sores which nothing seems to work on. I put a uv sterilizer on the filter line and it has not spread ie gotten bigger or another sore but it still will not go away. Bumped heat to around 28 and salt to 1 tablespoon to 20L and it may be slowly recovering. I have tried 2 anti paracites, lots of water changes, 2 broad spectrum's(gram + and -), melafix, protozin, octozin only thing left i have not tried is primafix which i figure probably won't work anyway but the uv has sort of worked. It is hard to get rid of whatever it is. By the way i have done the usual gravel vacuums etc and lots of cleaning, everthing else is fine. So is yours still effected?

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I got mycobacterium granuloma a few years ago! Don't ever put a bleeding wound or cut into a fish tank. Apparently the water contains the free floating bacteria. Similar to legionaries and soil. If fish are stressed or poor water conditions they are susceptible to getting it and certain species more likely to get it than others (Bettas). Very hard to get rid of after you get it! I was on doxycline for 9 months and saw an infectious disease specialist at the wesley but the antibiotics ruined my immune system. If you have it take kefir! or eat lots of naturally fermented foods. 

regarding aquariums, heavy bleach and alcohol and leave empty for a long time! bacteria are highly resistant. bloody rigid cell walls!! good luck!

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