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Api fungus cure as topical?

Discussion in 'Goldfish Clinic' started by SandyBottom, Jan 28, 2016.

  1. SandyBottom

    SandyBottom Well-Known Member

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    Oct 19, 2012
    Location:
    mankato,mn.
    Howdy. I have two new babies, a lionhead and a pom pom. I have had them for 6 days in qt.This morning the lionhead had a fungus looking spot on his back and a pinkish spot on his head. I added a little melafix and I am in the process of bring up the salt to .33 . After about 3 hours I cannot see the rather large looking spot on his back. The pink one on his head is still there. Is this over production of mucous?

    I will keep an eye on him. I will always attempt to treat naturally if possible.

    However I was forced to look at the meds that I do have, that I never use.

    So my question is...has anyone used API fungus cure as a swab on treatment? If so where the results positive?

    I am not considering using it at this time. I think clean water ,salt and the natural antifungal of the Melaleuca should suffice for now.

    I also have metro meds food. It is over a year old though. Always in an airtight container. Still good?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. joe

    joe Well-Known Member

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    I live in Miami Florida
    is your qt tank cycled. You need to measure your water conditions. I would do a large water change and add salt
     
  3. SandyBottom

    SandyBottom Well-Known Member

    Joined:
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    Location:
    mankato,mn.
    qt is cycled,
    Ammo -0
    Nitrite-0
    Nitrate -5 ish
    I did 70 % wc first thing this morning, before I noticed his spots. They get 70% wc every other day. I mentioned earlier that I added salt and melafix. Aside from a bit of the pink spot remaining on his head, he seems fine. Maybe he rubbed up against the rock my anubias is attached to and got a little scuff?

    My question was about using API fungus cure as a swab on topical for stubborn fungus. Just for future reference or just plain curiosity. I saw on the website that it could be used for baths or as a topical. Just wondering if anyone has had any experience with it. Thanks for taking the time to answer.
     
  4. Faebinder

    Faebinder Well-Known Member

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    Hershey, PA
    I use Pimafix with melafix if I suspect fungus but joe's advise is solid and what I do is an overkill. Fungal infections are either a low immune system problem or an unclean condition.

    If this is just superficial and you believe it's not a low immunity issue (like a cold tank or unclean tank) then you could use hydrogen peroxide dabs to the lesion twice a day and do a 100% water change with a clean up in peroxide to the plants.
     

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