Little Help Please - Fungus

Discussion in 'Fish' started by PM, 18 Sep 2008.

  1. PM

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    Hi, I just noticed that one of my fish has some fungus/finrot :(

    I have this stuff,
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    Does anyone know if this is okay with amano shrimp in the tank? It doesn't say...

    Thanks
     
  2. PM

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  3. san-ho-zay

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    According to this ...

    http://www.fishforums.net/index.php?s=2 ... try2068471

    The ingredients are ...

    ESHA 2000 (UK) - contains:
    6.3 mg Ethacridine lactate, (AKA: Rivanol an antibacterial acridine, sometimes used to treat shigella.)
    1 mg Proflavin, an acridine closely related to acriflavin and used for protozoans (velvet), gram positive bacteria, and fungus.
    3.2 mg Copper ++ - Used for protozoans (ich and velvet). Note: Effective against parasites, but often toxic to fish, especially in soft water.
    0.26 mg Methyl Orange - A multifunctional product.

    I don't know exactly what levels of copper are a problem for shrimp but the typical advise is to avoid medications with copper.

    If it's only the one fish, could you get it into a hospital tank?
     
  4. PM

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    phhh, possibly, thanks for your reply :D :D
     
  5. a1Matt

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    thats frustrating. I guess the only other option is to look for a fungus med that doesn't have copper in it. Maybe ask on one of the shrimp forums.
     
  6. PM

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    Well I'm skint so I'll probably just put him in a 10L i have laying around for a few days.

    No filter and heater but should be fine i reckon,

    thanks again
     
  7. a1Matt

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    good luck :) - lots of small water changes and you should be OK.
     
  8. Tom

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    Try the melafix/primafix combo. Shouldn't harm your shrimp as it's totally natural.

    Tom
     
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  10. Ed Seeley

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    I'd use salt as well as the Melafix. The salt (at around 0.3%) will reduce the osmotic pressure on the fish and reduce stress as well as having an anti-parasite effect. Fungus is a secondary infection meaning your fish has an open wound somewhere ans the salt will help treat this. You could also remove the fish and give it a bath of the anti-fungal treatment, then put it in fresh water to clean the medication off before returning to the tank.
     
  11. fishgeek

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    esha website has the answer

    off the top of mind (which means you should check) it is safe with shrimp
     

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