Fungal treatment

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Fungal treatment

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I have a Hoplosternum littorale that I began treating for white fuzz fungus 10APR22. Rescued from an overstocked tank. I have used meth blue at full strength dose and as a dip. I have used Seachem paraguard(5 day course), polyguard and kanaplex and Fritz Maracyn Oxy (Two 5 day courses). Current course of treatment is 3Tbsp of kosher salt in 10g and daily doses of paraguard.
I have not reduced recommended dose quantity with any of these. I think the meds have held the fungus at bay but I don't see any marked improvement. Fungus is on both sides of head at the gill plates. I have continued lite feeding. Water changes are made at the end of a medication course. 10g tank is emptied and cleaned and refilled with fresh water. Air driven sponge filter with moderate flow. Water temp ~82F.
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Treatment is now 6tbsp kosher salt, API E. M. Erythromycin and Fin and Body Cure.
Temp is 75
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All the stuff you tried is what I would have tried. The only other thing to do which has been recommended to me is to lift the fish out of water and apply the methylene blue with a Q-tip directly to the wound.

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bekateen wrote: Sun Jun 05, 2022 4:13 pm All the stuff you tried is what I would have tried. The only other thing to do which has been recommended to me is to lift the fish out of water and apply the methylene blue with a Q-tip directly to the wound.

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I will give that a try. Thank you
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Following bekateen's recommendation that I try dabbing meth blue directly on the fungus so for now I have a blue pom pom cat.
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I think I am finally seeing some improvement. I have been dabbing meth blue directly onto the fuzz. I think it's getting smaller.
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Not sure what to do with this guy. Moved him from the 10g to the 220g since it is constantly water changing hoping the larger tank will help.
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Well, the fungus came back with a vengeance. I was able to source some Fritz maracyn and maracyn 2. I did the 5 day course of maracyn and then started the M2. Unfortunately, it was not enough. The fuzz had started to spread to the edges of the scales along the body.
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