Anyone successfully treated a Bacterial infection?

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  1. Matt

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    Thought my one clown had lymphystis, turns out its a bacterial infection.

    Has anyone treated these before? I don't have a QT tank, will this spread to my other clown?

    Here's a pic of the bacterial infetion on his chin. He eats well, but swims with his mouth open... Prognosis?
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    Any help would be greatly appreciated guys
     
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    Inverts being snails? I've just got the clowns, snails, serpent star and some coral.
     
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    All are inverts except fish.
     
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    Hmm, unfortunately I don't have a quarantine tank to remove the fish and treat him. what would you recommend I do palmerc?
     
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    Firstly don't put any copper based treatments in your tank, you will kill everything except fish.
    Secondly, Wombat has diagnosed the problem, i would be inclined to accept it and also follow his prescribed treatment, Wombat has many qualifications in the field of fish desease, take it as read, he prescribed a healthy diet which would allow the fish to fight this off naturally.


    P.s. for those of you that don't know Wombat is a guest on a forum in the UK - and expert in fish health.
     
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    Try something to just boost their immune system (garlic?).

    Or else maybe do Cuprazin dips, although this could stress out the fish even more.

    I really think soemoen else would be able to provide better input. In my tank I don't try to catch/remove sick fish and let nature take its course
     
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    And what was the diagnosis?
     
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    I will have a search over there to make sure i get it right, hang on
     
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    [quote : lymphocystis (a pretty harmless if unsightly virus) ]

    That, the prescribed treatment is a good imuno stimulant, Aegis new era flake was mentioned but not sure if it has reached your sunny shores?
     
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    Wee-Man, he PM'd me and said it actually looked more like a bacterial infection
     
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    He said maybe I should treat with an anti-biotic - but without a quarantine tank i'm not sure how id to that?
     
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    Wombat actually sent me a PM saying it looked more like a bacterial infection, nd that I should treat with antibiotics. How would I do this without a quarantine tank?
     
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    Thanks for that, it would depend on how long you would need to isolate, if it was a dip, you could get away with a large food safe jug etc, but if it requires a lengthy stay, than depending again on what antibiotics you use, some can go in the tank, some can't.
     
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    I'll check if the LFS has any meds I can treat the main tank with
     
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