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post #4 of (permalink) Old 02-13-2013, 11:59 AM
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Dealing with columnaris now, looks just like that.

Originally Posted by @marko@ View Post
minocycline (maracyn 2) is really weak against columnaris. this is a strong, rapidly spreading disease.
use kanamycin (seachem kanaplex) or if you cant get it sulfathiozole (API triple sulfa, or seachem sulfathizole). i have used both against columnaris, and both worked. salt can also help, as this bacteria doesnt like salt.
DO NOT RAISE THE TEMPS. this bacteria preffers high temps, like 78-86. and it will spread much faster. some people actually advocate lowering the temps for this reason, but i just leave it alone.

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Columnaris? Ok, now what...

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