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    Is this costia

    I have just scraped my fish after a suggestion that I might have a problem.


    I have just found what I think is costia.

    https://1drv.ms/f/s!An4ivzGXUBkghi-qc9ixUVNitgK-

    Please have a look at the link above to my onedrive.

    I couldn't post the vid to this site and still picture not that good.


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    yes thats costia, needs treating quickly , I use p.p for costia, blitzed it no problem.
    Theres probably a minimum water temp needed for treatment, cant remember without looking, might be 14c, so hope you have a heater ?
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    If you used mandf then you need to be heated but I thought pp would be ok even if Iun heated

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    Hi Dave,

    I am heated and I have set it to 12 deg. It was at 8 its now 9.5

    I was going to use F-M-G from nt labs, should I PP instead ?

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    yeah mg & f is fine for costia, minimum temp for that seems to vary a bit between which brand you get, the one ive got says 14c.

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    Quote Originally Posted by familyman View Post
    yeah mg & f is fine for costia, minimum temp for that seems to vary a bit between which brand you get, the one ive got says 14c.

    NT Labs says 10c on the web site I have just looked at I will look on the label when I go and pick it up.

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    Treatment in Malachite green and Formalin.

    I have stopped the trickle in.

    Should I turn off the drum filter and bypass it so its not diluting the medication ?

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    When I used mandf I put my drum on by pass for first day of treatment and I’d turn the trickle in and out for this period others may do it different best treatment I’ve ever used for costia is Duncan griffiths icc you use that every other day for 3 treatments and it worked well and I by passed drum for 4 hours on each dose

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    no need to bypass the drum for m & f , it cant be filtered out by a drum, id turn trickle in off though, and uv.

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    Quote Originally Posted by familyman View Post
    no need to bypass the drum for m & f , it cant be filtered out by a drum, id turn trickle in off though, and uv.
    I have turned off the drum cleaning cycle. I will turn it back on in the morning.
    The trickle and UV are both off.

    When should I start the trickle in and out ?

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    thats a good question, the colour from the malachite green disappears out of the water pretty quickly but I dont know how long the formalin remains active for. Cant be very long because in summer water temperatures you retreat with the next dose after 4-5 days.
    I usually just leave the trickle in turned off for 24 hours tbh, the pond will drop 5mm from the drum cleaning but thats not weakening the solution.

    Turning the trickle in back on, is extremely slow to dilute it anyway if you think about it, especially this time of year when trickle in is at a minimum, its probably almost irrelevant tbh.

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    I can’t find on the instructions to retreat after 4 or 5 days.

    I was going to leave it until weekend and re-scrape.

    Do I need to re-treat after 4-5 days ?

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    If your at 14 I’d dose on day 1 and 7 leaving 5 clear days between the treatments that’s of agree you rescrape and there still there

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    on my m & f it says to retreat after 10 days if water temp is below 14 c.


    4-5 days re treatment time is what I do in summer when water temps are in the 20's, because parasites multiply quicker in warmer water.

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    I couldn’t get the fmg mix I had to buy each separate and I mixed the required amounts of each together.

    I am at 12 degrees and I will retreat after 7 days then scrape a week later.

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    good luck scott. I had to use NT Labs Eradick Anti-Parasite and Fungus does White Spot, Trichodina, Costia and Fungus on fish. because I have tench and orfs in my pond.
    I turned the trickle in off. and uv off. I did nt turn my drum off. because I don t have a bypass. did the treatment over five days. then I scraped and all was good. I would of retreated after 7 days, but with a 30% water change.
    good spot mate on your scrape. and yes mate them grabbers are a godsend. especially for old eyes like mine haha

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    Duncan griffiths icc great for costia best used with salt but I used it without 3 treatments every other day and it worked

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    Quote Originally Posted by davec View Post
    Duncan griffiths icc great for costia best used with salt but I used it without 3 treatments every other day and it worked
    If fmg does not shift it I will try the icc stuff.

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    I wouldnt want to put salt in the pond tbh

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    No that’s why I used it without salt and it worked fine although Isalts ok in a quarantine sustem

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