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Re: plant safe treatment for columnaris
- To: Aquatic Plants Digest <Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com>
- Subject: Re: plant safe treatment for columnaris
- From: "H. Hoekstra" <hugo at greed_nl>
- Date: Tue, 04 May 1999 16:46:53 +0100
- In-Reply-To: <199905040748.DAA23986 at acme_actwin.com>
>Date: Mon, 03 May 1999 17:40:08 -0400
>From: "Paul E. Turley" <turl at eriecoast_com>
>My planted tank, particularly the nearly irreplaceable Tatia catfish are in
>the midst of a columnaris infection (GEE this is fun!). With this I dropped
>the temperature a couple notches and increase the amount of air to the two
>sponge >filters. So far the fish are holding on and thankfully still
>feeding, but I just noticed today that I have lost one of the T. perugea and
>I hope to god it's not the one female in the tank. Murphy's law would
>dictate that it is, I'll have to check tonight after the lights are out and
>so are the catfish. >But with this, my hands are tied unless I want to remove
>all the plants or remove the fish, either one, not a very appealing prospect.
>Besides the stress of >moving the fish might actually push them over the
>edge. Unless someone has a plant safe treatment for columnaris?
>Anyone out there?
First of all my empathy Paul. I know at least 2 commercial medications
against columnaris which are _very_ safe for all plants and animals.
Problem is, that they are not sold outside Holland, so that won't help
you but, I'm sure that your petshop has similar medications.