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HELP!!! I need disease treatment suggestions!

Posted By: Jim Powers <jimpowers@prodigy.net>
Date: Sunday, 27 April 2003, at 6:34 p.m.

Over a year ago, I introduced an unquarentined hillstream loach into my original river tank. All hell proceded to break loose and I lost several hillstreams before I finally got it under control with Maracyn and Maracyn two. Since then, this disease, or something similar has reared its ugly head from time to time, and I have to retreat the tank. The symptoms are usually reduced appetite in and more hiding (originally patchy color too). About a month ago, the disease returned but it seems to respond less to the two antibiotics. I switched to Kanamycin and that helped but now it seemed to be back so I increased water ch