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Blue Rams/UV and Hexamita...maybe. #1
As some of you will be aware, TL isn't the only one who's had fun and games with Blue Rams and indeed, I lost one to Hexamita but appeared to get his replacement, and the original female apparently healthy.

A couple of days a go I noticed what appeared to be a little bit of fungus in the head pits of the female...which instantly prompted me to make an unexpected 45 mile round trip to get the replacement hosetails I needed to get my UV steriliser up and running which it now is.

Now, the Rams are now in the main aquarium and have been for a while so I definitely don't want to get into the realms of dosing Metronidazole into the main tank if it can be helped, and I'm not 100% that it is a recurrence of the Hexamita issues that I got the Metro for initially, so any suggestions as to what else I should be doing now, or should I just monitor things at the moment. I'm wondering whether it's worth getting her, although I suspect that I'll need to treat the tank as a whole anyway...

...thoughts please.
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Re: Blue Rams/UV and Hexamita...maybe. #2
Melafix and pimafix for starters, hex doesnt show as fluff, thats secondary infection your describing.

Hopefully its not flexibacter, which will be hell to shift unless youve got furan 2 around.
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Re: Blue Rams/UV and Hexamita...maybe. #3
Yes mate, I've got Furan 2 if needs be, it's a couple of small white 'spots' in the head pit vicinity, not appearing to get any larger over the last few days, I'll get a pic at feeding time with a bit of luck.

If I need to treat, am I going for a full tank treatment or is she going back into QT (again ).

I'm reckoning on a full tank treatment but that's going to play havoc with the other occupants too isn't it?
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Re: Blue Rams/UV and Hexamita...maybe. #4
Maybe not the occupants per se, but yeah , its a filter kicker. Segregate asap and one off dose the main tank with protozin. Easily killed outside the body, a shi*house to kill once in.
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Re: Blue Rams/UV and Hexamita...maybe. #5
Ok, pics incoming

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Not the best effort but at short notice...
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Re: Blue Rams/UV and Hexamita...maybe. #6
Not bad for short notice. Yeah , sod the metro, go for furan. Hex doesnt kill quick, it was probably flexi that did most of the visible damage for the last one. If protozoa are still an issue you can always hit em later. With the UV up and running youve got loads of time to sort the hexamita level if there is one.
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Re: Blue Rams/UV and Hexamita...maybe. #7
Right mate,last question, in QT or a full tank treatment?
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Re: Blue Rams/UV and Hexamita...maybe. #8
Protozin for main tank, short course, maybe 48 hours. Qt the ram and hit it with furan and ammolock.
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Re: Blue Rams/UV and Hexamita...maybe. #9
All done...fingers crossed time now. I'm pretty hopeful tbh, she's fit and strong so I'm fairly confident she'll shake this easily enough.
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Re: Blue Rams/UV and Hexamita...maybe. #10
Good luck, CV. Keep us updated
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