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i have a sick chocolate cichlid and *** been trying to treat him and the two medications *** tried havent worked it looks like an open red soar but on top of it it has cotton like stuff over it *** tried T.C. Tetracycline ans Furan-2 both by API can any one help me nurse my fish back to health
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sounds like a fungus, what is the temp of your tank? Many times a temp drop is recommended along with the treatment to slow the growth of the fungus.
 

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the temp is at 80 to 82 degrees and i was told that it helps heal the fish
but i thought that heat helps fungus grow so im torn
 

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Heat increase speeds up the life cycle of parasites which is probably the most common fish ailment so that is why you hear the increasing the temp will heal fish, for ich and other parasites that is absolutley the case, fungus is different however, temp increase allows it to grow quicker.
 
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