Originally Posted by boxercrazy156
no one posted on this thread for a few days seems weird I came to catch up after not reading for a few days thinking I would have to read for an hour and catch up and no one has posted. hope all is okay cf
my clown loach passed and after ready up on what I think was going on with him skinny disease I have purchased some parasite medicine and am going to treat everyone in the 120 gallon tomorrow after my water change the other five look good one is a bit smaller then the others but I noticed some 2 of my golden zebras are growing as big as everyone else so will treat its says to treat for bacteria and parasites taking turns I have just treated for bacteria one of my rainbows looked fuzzy so will treat for parasites now
I don't have time to go back through this thread (or novel, more like
) to check out what has been going on with your fish, so this is just a caution about using any medications. Always make sure they are applicable to the issue. All medications stress fish to some degree, some more than others. If there is something in the tank, the fish are likely already under some stress in fighting it off, and any further stress make weaken them and lower their resistance, making the issue even worse. Unless you can be sure of the issue and treat with the appropriate product.
The general over-the-counter preparations can be dangerous, and even lethal. I speak from experience.
Second point is never use more than one product unless a knowledgeable microbiologist or similar confirms, or you do a massive water change to remove any trace of the prior substance. Two products can sometimes interact and be lethal, or more stressful at best.
Final thought, if the actual fish are not showing distinct signs of a disease, it is always best not to treat the tank. Antibiotics can kill bacteria including the good ones, and harm plants, in addition to the fish issue above.
It is amazing how often just a few good water changes will clear things up. The fresh water, provided parameters are close to the tank water, invigorates fish and helps to strengthen their immune system.