Adgepuff Posted May 30, 2022 Share Posted May 30, 2022 Hi there! Hoping to get some advice after a columnaris outbreak.... I will admit, I took in a guppy from a trusted aquarist friend and took a total risk. I usually quarantine but I didn't do it this time and ended up with a columnaris outbreak. Getting past totally kicking myself, the only casualty (thank the universe) was my friend's guppy. My other 3 guppies and thier fry were moved to the hospital tank and are being fed medicated food now (kanamycin + metronidazole + nitrofurazone). All seem fine with no worsening symptoms 5 days into the 10-14 day treatment period. My question is, what do I need to do with my tank, if anything? I have read that columnaris is ubiquitous and exists in practically all non-chlorinated bodies of water including cycled aquariums. However, the tricky part is that I have many neocaridina shrimp and thier fry in my heavily planted tank. Been doing small (10-20%) water changes every other day for now. Any advice would be great, or if anyone has been through this before... either sterilizing your tank or otherwise. Thanks! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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