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Re:Ailing black mollies not responding to body fungus treatment?
>For about a month or so, I have been battling a case of body fungus on my
>girlfriend's (next week to be my wife! :) prized black mollies. I have been
>using Marycyn 2 to treat it, but each time, it comes back. The first time I
>treated it, it went away 2 days into the suggested 5 day treatment, but I
>dosed them the full 5 days anyway. In about 10 days, it came back. I
>separated them from the tank (a 25 gallon Eclipse) and placed them in a 5
>gallon tank with an air stone and a small filter, and dosed them separately
>for another 5 days. It went away again, but returned. I recently separated
>them, and double-dosed them for 5 days, and I just put them into the tank,
>and the fungus is still going strong. No change at all. This is rather
>distressing, and I think the fungus is now immune to the treatment. Anyone
>have an alternate treatment plan that doesn't use the same active
>ingredients as Marycyn? My girlfriend will not be pleased if her mollies
having recurring fungus is a sign of something wrong with your water . . .
is your tank planted? it'd be easier to stabilise your water conditions if
you hae plants . . . also take note that mollies are regarded as brackish
water fish by some . . . and salt could improve their condition . . . i
have had great success in treating fungus with phenoxethol, commercially
obtained as interpet no.8, antifungus and finrot . . . MELAFIX *cough
cough* might help too *cough cough* . . .