Does anyone know what disease this may be?

Does anyone know what disease this may be?

Postby swamp.tide » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:53 pm

It's a royal dottyback.

Does someone know how to treat it?

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Re: Does anyone know what disease this may be?

Postby Luis A M » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:40 pm

Not a clue :? Is the fish acting/breathing normally?
Perhaps some form of HLLD?
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Re: Does anyone know what disease this may be?

Postby swamp.tide » Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:52 pm

Luis,

The fish breathes normally, but it's not eating... It's starting to act funny as well, such as almost stumbling upon the glass walls.

It used to stay hidden in its pipe taking care of the eggs non-stop; but today he stayed all day out of the pipe and at night refused to sleep in it.

I don't know if it's bacterial, fungal or viral, but it's not looking good.
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Re: Does anyone know what disease this may be?

Postby Scottt » Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:24 am

I do not know either. I think I'd remove him to a QT and try Mardel Maracyn. Sometimes the new environment, along with some antibiotics fix issues like this.

I was told at a fish health symposium that there aren't any fungal marine diseases (except maybe mycobaterium?), so you shouldn't have to worry about fungus. If it is viral, just good food and water quality is the only thing you can do that I know of.
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Re: Does anyone know what disease this may be?

Postby Luis A M » Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:13 pm

Scottt wrote:I was told at a fish health symposium that there aren't any fungal marine diseases (except maybe mycobaterium?), so you shouldn't have to worry about fungus. If it is viral, just good food and water quality is the only thing you can do that I know of.

There are some internal fungal diseases,but very few and hard to diagnosis.But yes,external fungus of skin and eggs is mostly a FW issue.Same as the use of meth.blue in SW? :?
Mycobacteria are not fungi,not real bacteria either...
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Re: Does anyone know what disease this may be?

Postby swamp.tide » Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:29 pm

I have access to this:

http://www.apifishcare.com/Products/Pro ... oductID=56

Maybe it'll help?

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Re: Does anyone know what disease this may be?

Postby EasterEggs » Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:57 pm

Melafix and Pimafix from my understanding are just herbal "heal all" potions. I don't think they are very useful. I would be treating with antibiotics as it does look like some sort of bacterial infection to me. My preferred antibiotics is API Furan 2 which is broad spectrum gram-positive and gram-negative antibiotics that don't affect nitrifying bacteria either.
Given sufficient thrust, pigs will fly just fine.
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Re: Does anyone know what disease this may be?

Postby swamp.tide » Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:16 pm

Umm that sounds good, by don't have access to it; I have some streptomycin (also a broad-spectrum antibiotic). But I don't know the appropriate dosage.

I've already added MelaFix... bad idea, maybe?

I have removed the male and put it in a hospital tank.
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Re: Does anyone know what disease this may be?

Postby EasterEggs » Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:38 pm

What country are you in? If you are in the USA you should be able to order medications to arrive fairly quickly. Furan 2 is something I always keep on hand. I also keep Chloroquine phosphate and Formalin for Ich, MV, and Brook. Those 3 meds will treat pretty much anything.

I would suggest a small hospital tank (like a 10-gallon) because it will be cheaper to medicate a smaller volume of water. A small Dottyback doesn't need much space anyway.
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Re: Does anyone know what disease this may be?

Postby swamp.tide » Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:32 am

He's already in a hospital tank, still on the MelaFix for the third day...

I am in Brazil... We don't have the best products here :(
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Re: Does anyone know what disease this may be?

Postby EasterEggs » Sun Sep 02, 2012 1:29 pm

Hmm, I'm not sure how you could find medications. Hopefully the Melafix will help. Otherwise, the Streptomycin is not broad spectrum, it only affects gram-negative bacteria. However, this is good because most bacterial diseases that affect marine fish are gram-negative. I can't find reference to dosing information anywhere online though. As far as I know, Streptomycin is more often used for cats, dogs, and farm animals.

Take a look here, and see if you can find any of these antibiotics: http://www.aquariumlife.net/articles/aq ... rk/104.asp Make sure you double check that the antibiotic can be used for marine fish as I know there are some that are not effective in high pH.
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Re: Does anyone know what disease this may be?

Postby Luis A M » Sun Sep 02, 2012 3:25 pm

PRIMA NON NOCERE (first don´t harm) says a very old latin proverb taught to every medical student.First comes diagnosis,then treatment.We can not treat something which we don´t know what it is...
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Re: Does anyone know what disease this may be?

Postby swamp.tide » Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:32 pm

The fish is slowly recovering in a hospital tank with MelaFix; but still doesn't eat well. If it survives, I hope the bond between the pair isn't severed.
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