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treating body fungus?

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by hani, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. hani

    hani Lifetime Charter Member
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    my 75 g has a school of 30 rummy nose, i noticed some body fugues, i went a head and used API fungus cure which has acriflavine, half an hour later i was reading on the net and someone said it can kill plants,
    so i called the company and they said it can kill sensitive plants !!!!
    why on earth they did not say that on the box or the manual, .......so i id id @ 90 % wc, and i hope the plants survive.
    by the way any one used the stuff? what should i use to treat body fungus that is safe for plants?
    thanks
     
  2. pat w

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    I like Pimafix and Melafix used together. I had an outbreak of fin and tail rot that almost wiped out a tank. The P&M one/two punch saved me. 100% natural and listed safe for plants.

    Pat
     
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    Were Any Plants Harmed?

    Hi,

    I am curious has anyone actually had a problem with Acriflavine and plants. :)

    Acriflavine is easily removed via water change or carbon.

    I currently use Acriflavine-MS to protect eggs from infection and have used Acriflavine (may have been a different brand) to treat fish in poor condition that were injured (I assume) during shipment.

    I have never used it in the water column of a planted tank.

    If no one has had any direct, (negative) experience with plants I may set up a test and see what happens. :confused:

    My suspicion the “sensitive” plants would be bryophytes and/or perhaps plants sensitive to carbonate hardness.

    I believe even API state that Pimafix (Clove oil) and Melafix (tea tree oil) are rather hit and miss treatments, when effective, fin-rot being something with high effectiveness, but when it is not, it really is not and some of the nasties even end up consuming the stuff.

    Biollante
     
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    thanks for reply,
    the stuff was in my tank for i hour or so, i did not take a chance, i actually lost one fish with the water change, may be i will fined more dead tom....
    am not going to treat, if they die , will........not sure what else to do........you cant catch them, the tank has a lot of wood and plants, plus there are 30 fish look the same......
    API Pimafix after reading is snake oil.......i did not ty it , but i did try malefix in the past and it did nothing other tan making the water smell nice
    hani
     
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    It did work for me in this one case and against a F&T rot that was tearing through my stock like a reaper through wheat. I'll be a little careful about using it in the future for any thing else.

    Thanks for the heads up,
    Pat
     
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    I use pimafake and melafake in most instances where I see any fungus type growth. Melafake is antibacterial too and I spray it on my emersed setup (Stops the green and mould growing on the compost) and also on my greyhound (anti flea)

    Easy to make:
    Melafake = 500ml DI water + 1ml Cajeput Oil (Tea tree oil)
    Pimaface = 500ml DI water + 1ml Pimento racemosa (bayleaf oil)

    Dose as per the 'real' versions. (5ml per 50litres?)

    1 week both together, second week just malfake.


    For more serious outbreaks I use a 1:13 dilute of Formaldehyde 40%. Dose is 5ml per 10USG.

    AC
     
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