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  1. Oldfishlady
    08-07-2011 09:56 AM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    When treating its best to maintain a therapeutic dose....For Bettas that is 1tsp/gal up to 3tsp/gal....
  2. audjree
    08-06-2011 05:30 PM - permalink
    audjree
    hello, OFL! i just have a question about aquarium salt. i'm currently treating my fish for fin rot and on the carton of AQ salt, it says to put 1/2 teaspoon per gallon but most people say to put 1 teaspoon. what should i do? for now, i've just been putting 1/2 teaspoon per/g.
  3. Oldfishlady
    08-06-2011 02:46 PM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    Yes, I would keep the filter running during treatment...salt doesn't harm the biofilter and the added aeration in warmer water can be helpful too.....
  4. Sakura8
    08-06-2011 11:41 AM - permalink
    Sakura8
    Forgot to ask if I should run the filter while treating for ich.
  5. masshiimarro
    08-05-2011 05:38 PM - permalink
    masshiimarro
    Hi, my PK is having issues with internal parasites it seems and someone referred me to you :)
    soo.. people have suggested curing with api general cure, jungle's parasite fizzy meds, epsom salt, anti-parasitical/garlic juiced pellets, etc. which do you think is the best way to go? the white strands he pooped out looked wormy, not thready at all. and the best part: IT DIDNT POOP OUT. it freakishly snuck its way back into his gut he seems to have some deteriorating of his fins, mostly his pectorals, as they are becoming ragged and white? oh and he has cloudy eye spots again, but on both eyes this time. currently i have AQ salt and jungle fungus clear on hand. hes still active and eating. ive posted a thread about it in the diseases section if you need any additional info. ive posted pics in there.
  6. Oldfishlady
    08-04-2011 02:41 PM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    Natural planted tanks are great to keep and really easy too....but you have to start out with the right soil, right number and species of plants and the right lights...
    Organic soil is best or even dirt out of your yard/garden-you will have ammonia produced by any soil-its the plants that use this ammonia for food that will keep the fish safe...but the plants have to be a fast growing big eater and actively growing in order for them to keep the water safe for the fish...Stem plants and floating plants can do this-but in order to get active growth they need the right light and for it to be on long enough...Its a Balance......plants are the filter and livestock are the ferts..a little mini ecosystem in a glass box....
  7. ChelseaK
    08-04-2011 02:34 PM - permalink
    ChelseaK
    Hi OFL, I have been considering for quite some time now to do a NPT but haven't really known where to start. When I first decided I wanted to do it awhile back, I bought some organic potting soil but was weary of some of the additives that were in it especially after soaking it and seeing that there was ammonia in the water after it would sit.
    Do you have any suggestions or even a link that would help me get started? Thanks!
  8. Oldfishlady
    07-31-2011 11:13 AM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    Good to hear he is better....sometimes with the ventral fin...not much we can do and generally they are fine with a bent ventral or even broken.....
  9. dsgems
    07-30-2011 07:52 PM - permalink
    dsgems
    Hi OFL Thanks for responding to my injured Betta, He looks so much better tonight. His eye looks normal. His scales are healing fast. It is his ventral fin, not pectoral fin that is injured. It looks better but is still bent a little. I hope it is not broke. I read lots of advice on the forum for helping injuries. My thanks to all who post advice. I got some freeze dried bloodworms for him. I hope that makes him happy. I also got rid of the nylon and adjusted my baffle in case that is what caused my fish to get up on the filter. I sure hope I got it right this time.
  10. JKfish
    07-29-2011 05:41 PM - permalink
    JKfish
    thanks for the help OFL!

    Also, (sorry to be a bother!) do you think you could look at the thread I made yesterday with a question about columnaris?

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