Cichlid Fish Forum banner
1 - 1 of 1 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
18,306 Posts
Brian, are you dosing with all these meds at once? If you are, you may not be helping the situation any.

It sounds like you may have more than one thing going on. The white bumps and "c" shaped area sound like potential anchor worm, which would require an antiparasitic.

But the white cottony growths on the head sound like Columnaris, a bacterial infection, which would need immediate attention.

The good news is that you're on the right track with the Maracyn and Maracyn II.

I would stop the other meds and finish a full 7 days, preferably 10, of this combination. You might do a good water change on the tank and replace some fresh carbon for a few hours before adding the Maracyns.

Once you complete this and get them back in shape, you can treat for anchor worm, if the problem reoccurs.

That's just too much medication at once to put in a tank, especially for one of the more fragile cichlids.

Kim
 
1 - 1 of 1 Posts
Top