I like to use the Epsom salt 1tsp/gal 10 day treatment along with the daily 100% water changes and if it is related to an injury I will use the Epsom salt until the swelling goes down and switch to aquarium salt to complete the 10 day treatment.
Anything with swelling I use Epsom salt 1tsp/gal up to 3tsp/gal-injuries I like to use aquarium salt 1tsp/gal up to 3tsp/gal (in salt tolerant fish) both I do 100% daily water changes-treatment is best done in small QT
Depending on how bad or why--I add oak leaf to the water-IAL will work too
Hi oldfishlady. Just popped by to give you an update on the male /female tank. There doing great. The male does not bother them at all. They even swim side by side. The females have estalblished a alpha its my pk girl but the male does take more interest in my small vt girl. I thhink the pk is a little jelous.
Is it normal for there to be a bit of fighting at first? One of the females has stress stripes the other one does not. Im guessing the with stripes is not the alpha and the female with out stripes is alpha? If they do spawn will the alpha fight for the male??
Hi ! I added the two females. there was a bit of nipping but i expected that. The male at first had no clue what was going on really he hid for the first few hours. Then he got more brave and started to venture out to see them both. He flared but took no real notice. He will chase them if the get too close to "his" part of the tank ( Front part of the tank) the females mainly stay at the back. Im really happy with what has happened. Thanks for your help. Im also getting two new females on monday so the can fully establish the pecking order.