Sick Oscar, Fungus?

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I use Seachem Focus and Kanaplex since they have mixture instructions. Im thinking any parasite should be done with, this seems like bacterial...
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DRACO replied the topic: Sick Oscar, Fungus?

i am not sure if this will work for the oscar... but for the flowerhorn, people
here in my place normally do the immersion technique wherein they put clean
water in a bucket, dose with met blue and rock salt, then get the fish, slide it
in a wet clean towel as if wiping the slime in the fish body before dropping
inside the solution in the bucket. it always works for them specially during
cold weather....
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I have not tried salt baths but had a pretty high concentration of salt in the tank. The peroxide baths seemed to help quite a bit and I will likely start those up again.
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Update on the Chunk. I stopped the baths for a while and decided to just treat the tank again. My mix of meds is Triple Sulfa, Kanaplex and Paragurad. Like the first time I am seeing a reduction in the spots but a day or two more will tell me if it is working since the last time it worked for a couple days and then stopped. According to my research: "These drugs are bacteriostatic, meaning they inhibit the growth of the bacteria but do not kill them." I have another round of meds in the works when Im done with the Sulfas. Hopefully that will stop this in its tracks.
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tehmole replied the topic: Sick Oscar, Fungus?

good luck, i know how much time and dedication you put on to helping your oscar....i see the <3.
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DMD123 replied the topic: Sick Oscar, Fungus?

Thanks, I got a recent inspiration from a friend with a sick fish that everyone said to put down. It was in really bad shape compared to mine and he worked with it and its still alive, so I thought I would take another run at this with my oscar.
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Rocksor replied the topic: Sick Oscar, Fungus?

As long as the fish is still eating and acting healthy, I wouldn't give up either.
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Update...

It really is frustrating! Today marks day 9 of treatment with the triple Sulfa, Seachem paraguard, kanaplex mix. According to instructions I should only have done three treatments of kanaplex and Ive taken it to five. Depending where you read, the triple sulfa needs 4 days minimum or 10 day max. I ran out of triple sulfa so 9 days is what I did. last time I did 6 days of treatment before I switched to another treatment. So the results? Not a huge improvement. The little spots are reduced but still there.

This pattern of treatment is going exactly like last time. So Im not going to waste time with the next step of doxy and kanaplex. I am going to try a different combo next. Im doing a MINOCYCLINE/ERYTHROMYCIN next. These meds have not been tried yet so hopefully will see some change for the better.
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Poseidon2.0 replied the topic: Sick Oscar, Fungus?

Did you ever try the forced feeding method? I hope this pays off and glad there is some, if minor, improvement.
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I decided not to do the force feed method due to the fact the fish was getting pretty gnarly looking from the daily catch and bath in peroxide. I might try it but not sure what to try since kanaplex is pretty much non effective and I will have another type of anti biotic going soon. This stuff is extremely resistant to what I have been using. I said I would be done... and then continued to spend more money, lol
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