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Old 04-19-2010, 12:51 PM
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Dealing with it again myself and decided to check this very good reference I keep handy before I started looking for meds. Something to consider is:
Aquarium meds article
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Minocycline (like other Tetracyclines) is easily absorbed by calcium, making this a poor choice for saltwater or high GH freshwater aquariums (such as African Cichlids, livebearers), in these cases Kanamycin is the better choice.
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Thanks David for info on Kanaplex and you PM. I will purchase that product through Seachem, which I use a lot of there products.

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I just sucessfully finished treating my 8" female Zaire from being eggbound in a 4 day treatment. 1/2 cup epsom salt with the daily water change and with Kanaflex. I did not message her at all and I refrained from using KY lubricant and TB syringe. A small amount of egg sacks all connected came out on day 2. Her tube did not go back up until day 3 and only the tip of her tube is barely sticking out, heavy breathing has also stopped,and I refrained from any feeding.






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Great news you were able to cure it and that the Kanaplex worked.

Unfortunately, after deciding to go that way with my last eggbound female a few months ago, I was unable to get any locally, even after driving for hours to different lfs. So had to order online and by the time it got here, it was too little too late to save my fish. Anyway, bottom line is now I'm keeping it on hand-- good to know it might be an effective treatment if you catch it early enough.

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Thanks David,, my observation with this female: she is the boss over the other two females, one who produced fry is the same size ,the other is only a inch smaller that she likes to boss around . I believe this is stress related issue because my laid back WC male wanted no part of spawning with her,even when she persisted for days swimming in front of his cave. I believe he doesn't like her attitude to the other females ! I also believe her anatomy is diiferent enough so the eggs will eventually pass with human intervention,unlike my smaller female who didn't make it. I will be adding some new WC females soon.


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great news on fixing her

can you give us more of a run down on what you did and used with links to the product as i will be looking at buying some as well even if it has to come from over seas somewhere

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Excellent news... and excellent photography
Thanks for the update
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