Any other thoughts, advice or experience in treating this Dermocystidium in Cardinal tetra please?
I managed to remove the 4 affected fish from the main tank to a small quarantine tank and have been treating regularly (daily for first 3 days then every other day) with Paraguard, and I add Pimafix and Melafix almost every day.
It's been about 2 weeks now and the good news is that none of the fish in remaining in the main tank seem to have been infected, fingers crossed. I traeted with Paraguard for 3 days, but then stopped as no fish seemed affected and didn't want to harm snails or amano shrimp.
One quarantined fish died the day after being moved and the remaining fish seem ok, but not doing great. They don't eat much, but aren't obviously sick in their behaviors either (i.e. they're swimming around together as a small shoal).
Hard to keep track of which fish is which, but the cysts on the originally worse affected fish seem to burst, there were obvious loose flaps of "skin" which slowly seemed to improve. But looking today, one fish is quite visibly infected with the white worm at various locations, probably the worse infection yet. Not sure if this is the same "worst case" fish, or whether that one has got better as this one has got worse. Thankfully they're in this separate tank now!
I have tried to keep the tank stable (i.e. no water changes) to avoid stressing the fish further and to keep med's in water. I'm guessing the key is to have the med in the water at the moment a cyst bursts and the contents become susceptible to treatment.
Any other ideas or guidance please? Should I try Myaxzin P as per the linked article above, or is the really no difference to the Paraguard I'm using?
The article mentions following up treatment with salt. I have API Aquarium Salt to hand, but how much should I add and how often to the 10l quarantine tank?
Thanks in advance, James
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