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Retirement and forum shutdown (17 Jan 2022)

Hi,

John Howell who has managed the forum for years is getting on and wishes to retire from the role of managing it.
Over the years, he has managed the forum through good days and bad days and he has always been fair.
He has managed to bring his passion for fish keeping to the forum and keep it going for so long.

I wish to thank John for his hard work in keeping the forum going.

With John wishing to "retire" from the role of managing the forum and the forum receiving very little traffic, I think we must agree that forum has come to a natural conclusion and it's time to put it to rest.

I am proposing that the forum be made read-only from March 2022 onwards and that no new users or content be created. The website is still registered for several more years, so the content will still be accessible but no new topics or replies will be allowed.

If there is interest from the ITFS or other fish keeping clubs, we may redirect traffic to them or to a Facebook group but will not actively manage it.

I'd like to thank everyone over the years who helped with forum, posted a reply, started a new topic, ask a question and helped a newbie in fish keeping. And thank you to the sponsors who helped us along the away. Hopefully it made the hobby stronger.

I'd especially like to thank John Howell and Valerie Rousseau for all of their contributions, without them the forum would have never been has successful.

Thank you
Darragh Sherwin

Fish Disease & Treatments ( Tropical Fresh Water )

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07 Aug 2007 07:53 #1 by Red Empress
I hope that this will be of some help to someone.

Skin Irritation

Protozoo or Skin Flukes

Areas of grey - white patchy skin + / - excess mucus production

Fish Flicks or rubs against objects

Treatment :-

Protozin or Sterazin



Hole in the head

Mostly caused in cichlids

Small pus filled pits over head

Treatment :-

Octozin



Cloudy eye(s) Bulging eye(s) (Popeye)

Treatment :-

Myxazin

Vitazin



Mouth Fungus

Eroded mouth

Whitish fungus - like growths

Treatment :-

Myxazin



Gill Flukes

Inflamed gills + / - mucus trailing from gills; Increased gill rate.

Treatment:-

Sterazin



Dropsy

Pineapple Scales ( Scales sticking out away from the body )

Treatment :-

Octozin


Only effective if used in the early stages of the disease.



Intestinal Worms

Emaciation ( Hollow - Belly ) + / - red worms from vent

Treatment :-

Sterazin



Unusual Swimming ( Shimmies )

Fish exhibits a forward & backward rocking motion

Treatment :-

Protozin
and then Myxazin



Fin Haemorrhaging

Red streaks on fins + / - on body

Environmental Check Ammonia & nitrite levels.

Treatment:-

Water test kit

Myxazin



Fin Rot

Split or frayed fins

Treatment :-

Myxazin



Velvet ( Oodinium )

Fine dusting of gold - grey spots over fins & body

Treatment :-

Protozin ( Fresh water )

Cuprazin ( Marine )



Ulcers, Sores & Wounds

Reddened areas some times deeply pitted with white tissue.

Treatment :-

Myxazin




Lymphocystis

Never found on catfish or cyprinids.

Large white lumps often in small clusters

Treatment :-

Paragon



White Spot

Small white spots up to 1 mm diameter over body and fins.

+ / - increased gill beat fish flicks or rubs against objects.

Treatment :-

Protozin ( Fresh Water )

Cuprazin ( Marine )



Fungus

Grey - White tufts or growths

Treatment :-

Protozin



I know you guys do use other treatments if you want them added please let me know what they are and what they are used for.

Jill

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07 Aug 2007 11:25 #2 by KenS
Thanks Jill, this is useful. I always found the Waterlife products to be very good, but not everywhere sells them. Interpet seems to be more widely available, but nowhere near as good IMO.

Regards,

Ken.

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07 Aug 2007 15:35 #3 by Red Empress
Thanks Ken

I have also now put a simler one in the cold water threads.

Hope that will help too. :)

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