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post #1 of 7 Old 12-07-2011, 03:22 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 7 Old 12-07-2011, 04:16 PM
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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!

18 species/varieties of fish, 15 species/varieties of plants - The fish are finally ahead of the plants!
*560 gallons (2120 liters) in 5 tanks -> you do the math.
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post #3 of 7 Old 01-06-2012, 03:37 PM Thread Starter
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just an update. Ich is gone. plants back in tank. babies doing fine. thanks again for advice
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post #4 of 7 Old 01-06-2012, 04:39 PM
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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

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
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post #5 of 7 Old 01-08-2012, 01:56 PM
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Maybe for next time think about plastic plants, temporarily, as you treat the tank
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post #6 of 7 Old 01-08-2012, 04:05 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #7 of 7 Old 01-11-2012, 06:20 PM
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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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