The process of combating Ichthyophthyroidism and its results.
And since I wrote in a previous post that a couple of fish I caught Ichthyophthyroidism. In this post I will write how I was involved in their treatment. I decided not to conduct treatment in a common aquarium, but to make a separate bath for diseased fish. As this bath, I had the usual three-liter jar, in which my patients were placed.
On the left you can see a photograph of the equipment that I had to use, it is a three-liter jar, a net, a 2 meter tube for draining water.
As a medicine, I used the drug - Antipar. This is such a blue-green liquid, consists of malachite green, methylene blue, stabilized formalin, provides antiparasitic, antifungal and mild antibacterial effect of the drug.
When treating with such a drug, it is very important to correctly calculate the dose and not overdo it, otherwise you will simply burn your fish, as this medicine is very strong.
Let's see what they write in the instructions for use:
Freshwater fish are treated directly in the aquarium, and marine fish are treated in jailers. The drug is applied directly to the aquarium or sedimentator at the rate of 1 ml per 50 liters of water. The required amount of the drug is dissolved in 200 - 300 ml of water and evenly distributed throughout the volume. The course of treatment for diseases caused by ciliates and fungi is 5 days, with oodinosis and ichthyophthyroidism - 10 days. During the treatment of oodinosis, the water temperature should be at least 24 ° C, and the container should be well lit. If the treatment lasts more than 5 days, half of the above dose is added to the aquarium or the vessel. After treatment, while normalizing the condition of the fish, the water in the aquarium is replaced. At the time of treatment, it is necessary to turn off water filters equipped with sorbents. For short-term baths, in case of severe fish damage, a therapeutic solution is prepared at the rate of 1 ml of the drug per 10 liters of water. Fishes bathe in this solution for 3 hours and return to the aquarium. This treatment is repeated twice every other day. With oodinosis (velveteen disease), fish are treated five times with a break of one day.
I was interested in the second option, as the fishes were very much covered with the so-called semolina. For an almost full three liter jar, I measured 0.2 milliliters of the drug, I did it with a regular syringe. It’s also very important that you don’t drip some instances onto the palace or the parquet; this muck will not come out later. After introducing the drug into the water, I began to catch the fish and run their cooked bath with an anti-steam.
After immersing the fish in the jar, I noticed the time, as stated in the instructions, it was necessary to keep them there for three hours, so I did. At the end of the procedure, the fish were moved back to the general aquarium.
The results were as follows:
• On the swordsman, the white dots completely disappeared, and the fish behaved vigorously, as if I had not treated it.
• With scalar, it was a little worse. Although the white dots disappeared, the fish behaved very sluggishly and kept the surface of the aquarium, to be honest, I already thought that it would not survive until the morning. But in the morning she was already vigorously swimming around the aquarium with the rest of its inhabitants, so the treatment result was very good.
What I want to add, if you just noticed the same white dots in your fish, do not delay their treatment, otherwise the fish may simply die. As such, there is nothing complicated in the treatment, you just need to buy an antipar drug or some other drug, I personally was advised it, and carry out the treatment according to the instructions.