Hospital tanks may be nice for tanks that don't have a lot of plants. There is no way on this earth I could ever remove one of my pristilla or lemon tetras from my planted tank without destroying the plants I have worked so hard to grow.
I've got a pristilla tetra with some sort of white patch/spot/ whatever just below the dorsal fin. I just noticed it and if it continues to grow I'm going to need something to kill (I presume) the fungus. I can read articles about the different medacines but most aren't made with planted tanks in mind and usually tell you that your plants are trashed if you use their product. Having someone share their first hand experience with such matters would be a great help in case I've got a problem in the making.
Andrew, MASI Treasurer
This message is always under construction: 75-gallon tank; 2, Eheim 2026 filters - one twice broken; Tek Light with 4, 54W T5s (6000K) ; Sand on top of 4:1 sand:clay mixture; Milwaukee CO2 controller; PlantGuild vortex CO2 reactor; pH = 6.6, kH=70mg/l, GH=120mg/l; EI; Flourish excel on 50% weekly water change: AGA Member.