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Dying Fish Saved From Fungal Infection

Author: Jana K.
Date: 03-27-2012
Views: 2,014
Word Count: 275
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Testimonial ID: 7015-OR

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My pet beta fish, named "Swimmer" at the time, was starting to show symptoms of a fungal infection, which I have seen a few times before on other pet fish. In the past, the fish always dies from this disease, so that's what I was anticipating.

He was getting worse each day for a few days and was not eating and was starting to turn on his side. I was worried because he is my 6 yr old son's fish, and he would be very sad if his fish died... So I wondered what to do. I thought of the oils, but thought they might be too potent for a fish. I looked it up online and found one website that said to "NEVER put oils into a fish tank"... BUT, I figured, what do I have to lose? The fish is going to die anyway, so i'll give it a shot.

I took some Melaleuca and put one drop into his bowl and stirred it around with my finger. Immediately I noticed that the film on the top of the water (from the fungus I presume) totally dissipated. I hoped for the best and went to bed.

The next morning Swimmer was still alive! I was relieved that i hadn't killed him. I fed him his breakfast and he ATE IT! By that afternoon, the white fungus spots that were growing in numerous places on his body had totally DISAPPEARED. I realized that I had cured the fish!! We decided to rename him. His new name would be "Mel", short for Melaleuca :-)

It has been about 2 months since this happened. Mel is doing great!

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