Last Thursday I got a panda telescope and a pearlscale (finally got a pearlie). The telescope has ended up with a gill disease, the gills are bright red under the gill flap. She is barely breathing and she stays either at the top or sitting on the bottom. She is not clamping her fins though. As for my pearlscale, she has ick. I have them together in a 20 gallon quarantine tank and I was wondering if there were any meds that would treat both. I went to petsmart and the woman told me to buy these two different medicines to use (at different times) one for ick and one for the gill disease. The two meds are Mardel for ick, velvet and other external parasites. It's main ingredients are Malachite green and Chitosan. The second is API triple sulfa. It says it treats mouth fungus, body slime & eye cloud, bacterial gill disease and fin rot.
My main questions are, has anyone used these meds and do they work? Is there another way to treat these issues without meds? Is there a med that treats both at the same time? Do fish usually make it after getting the gill disease? Thank you guys so much! I am super worried about them