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save the plants or the babes?
Old 12-07-2011, 02:22 PM   #1
 
Cool save the plants or the babes?

I am treating my molly/Platy tank for ich. I took out all of the live plants, and behold, now have fry swimming around. ( I know at least one molly is pregger). Should I put the plants back, and risk losing them to the ich med, (kordon rid-ich plus), or let the fry become snacks?
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Old 12-07-2011, 03:16 PM   #2
 
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Personally, I'd save the plants since you'll have more fry. Another option is to put the fry into a bowl temporarily, making sure you change the water frequently!
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Old 01-06-2012, 02:37 PM   #3
 
just an update. Ich is gone. plants back in tank. babies doing fine. thanks again for advice
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Old 01-06-2012, 03:39 PM   #4
 
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just an update. Ich is gone. plants back in tank. babies doing fine. thanks again for advice

I like when things work themselves out like that
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Old 01-08-2012, 12:56 PM   #5
 
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Maybe for next time think about plastic plants, temporarily, as you treat the tank
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Old 01-08-2012, 03:05 PM   #6
 
Hoping there won't be a next time! I do have some plastics, but the anacharis is real, and seems to provide the best hiding place. I just threw it in a plastic pitcher until the meds were taken out. Thx 4 the input.
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Old 01-11-2012, 05:20 PM   #7
 
I have yet to pull my live plants during treatment. Plants recuperate just as fish. At least mine have. I don't have sensitive plants for one. I have only had to treat twice within 8 years of being in the hobby and neither time did I loose a plant. Check the care specs for your plants to see if they are effected by meds.
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