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Yesterday I noticed my Nicaraguan had swollen mouth/lips, fungal in appearance. Fished her out of the 265, no easy chore, and put her into the 55 hospital tank. Then a 12hr night shift. Was going to start some treatment today, but found her dead when I got home, about 1/2 hr ago. Part of the hobby, to lose fish, but geez, I hate it when you dont even get a chance to try anything helpful.


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UNC-CH replied the topic: DAMN!! Lost my Nic.

Sorry to hear that. You didn't have much time to try a treatment. That happened fast.
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DBLN8 replied the topic: DAMN!! Lost my Nic.

That sucks Dave.
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daddadoo7 replied the topic: Re:DAMN!! Lost my Nic.

Damn that sucks dave sorry to here that. How do you think it developed ?
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JBare replied the topic: Re:DAMN!! Lost my Nic.

Sorry Dave :-(
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Rocksor replied the topic: Re:DAMN!! Lost my Nic.

Sounds duck lips aka flexibacter columnaris. That kills pretty fast. Pics would help though.

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Keep temp on affected fish in the mid 70s or lower. Temps in the 80s causes this gram negative bacteria to kill faster.

Add 1 tablespoon of salt per 5 gallons
For ph above 7.5, treat with Triple Sulfa and Seachem Kanaplex
For ph below 7.5, treat with Furan-2 and Seachem Kanaplex
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Darth Nandopsis replied the topic: DAMN!! Lost my Nic.

Think it was a fight? Shame, that was a damn nice fish. Sorry, bud. :(

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jmunroe replied the topic: Re:DAMN!! Lost my Nic.

Sorry to hear. That's too bad it was certainly a nice fish. Keep an eye on the rest of the tank.

Go do a water change - the solution to pollution is dilution.
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Re:DAMN!! Lost my Nic.

Rocksor wrote: Sounds duck lips aka flexibacter columnaris. That kills pretty fast. Pics would help though.

For furture reference,

Keep temp on affected fish in the mid 70s or lower. Temps in the 80s causes this gram negative bacteria to kill faster.

Add 1 tablespoon of salt per 5 gallons
For ph above 7.5, treat with Triple Sulfa and Seachem Kanaplex
For ph below 7.5, treat with Furan-2 and Seachem Kanaplex

Thx Rock. Was gonna post a pic and consult you with treatment. Never got a chance.


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Suprd71 replied the topic: Re:DAMN!! Lost my Nic.

Well, cleaned the tank out and now have a pleco in there. Was housing my Festae, who is now in the Dovii tank, WITH DIVIDER. I see the reason Dovii do not accept tankmates. She is beyond pissed with little Festae on the other side. Before Festae returns to the 55, pleco will test drive the tank for a while... just in case.


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