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My gorgeous boy - Marty the Moor - developed furncles (boils) after a friend decided the 'pat' him to find out if they really were 'velvety'... don't start me :doh11:

He was great for a while after a round of salt and Mela/Pimafix in QT for 3 weeks... but after them bursting out again when I put him back in the main tank (just about scoured it clean - boiled the gravel and all beforehand) I have now started him on antibacterial food.

I dissolve the powder in a small amount of water then soak his Hikari Gold pellets in it until they fully absorb it. He's on day 3 one small feed a day - how long/often do I need to dose (I've lost the instructions I was given for it).

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What is the name of the antibacterial powder and when did these furncles start showing up? When your friend pat him and then they came back after quarantine?

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Don't know the name of the powder - was given to me by an aquarium owner in a small container - and I can't get in contact with him at the moment. I know it's a generic antibacterial powder that you mix with food - pale green in colour.

A friend picked him up and 'patted him - he sloughed off his entire slime coat about 48 hours later then a lump formed just after his gill plate on his lateral line, so I popped him into the QT tank - uncycled, airstone, no filter - 12 hourly water changes and wipedown of the tank. Turned into a furuncle (columnaris?), burst, then two more came up. I left him in QT for 3 weeks with Mela/Pimafix and salt - alternated - and it cleared up completely.

Put him back in the main tank - after a thorough cleaning of gravel, filters... the lot and a 100% water change - the other 2 giys loved it :). Another lump came up a week later in the same spot as the original so I started him on antibac food... starting to clear up after only 2 days.

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Usually you need to give antibiotics for at least two weeks, it would be good to know what type you have though.

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