Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources

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ninjaish 07-14-2008 01:36 PM

1. Size of aquarium (# of gallons)
30 gal

2. Is your aquarium setup freshwater or brackish water?

3. How long the aquarium has been set up?

4. What fish and how many are in the aquarium (species are important to know)
1 crowntail betta(female)
1 regular betta (female)
1 female guppy
4 agassiz corys
1 clown pleco
1 coolie loach
3 least kilifish
5. Are there live plants in the aquarium?

6. What temperature is the tank water currently?

7. What make/model filter are you using?
aqua-tech 10-30

8. Are you using a CO2 unit?

9. Does your aquarium receive natural sunlight at any given part of the day?
early morning from 830am to 845am
10. When did you perform your last water exchange, and how much water was changed?

a week and 35%
11. How often do you perform water changes?
twice a month

12. How often and what foods do you feed your fish?
1x daily

13. What type of lighting are you using and how long is it kept on?
24in grow light / 7 1/2 hrs

14. What specific concerns bring you here at this time?

15. What are your water parameters? Test your pH, ammonia, nitrite and nitrate.

everythings perfect
16. What test kit are you using and is it liquid or test strips?

17. When was the last time you bought a fish and how did they behave while in the pet store tank?
last week and they looked bad in the store but alot healthier when they came to my house :)

Kim 07-14-2008 05:51 PM

You didn't say which or how many fish are affected with ick, but I have found Quick Cure to be effective in treating it. In fact, any ick medicine that contains Malachite Green should work. If you have a hospital tank (that has already cycled of course) I would treat the fish in there. If not, using an uncycled tank for sick fish just might do them in because of the ammonia spike, so you may have to treat the whole tank. Good luck.

Little-Fizz 07-14-2008 10:59 PM

Because of your loaches you'll have to be careful medicating the tank. I found recommendations to only dose with half the amount of meds the bottle says to use. It also said that Rid-Ich and Quick Cure are good ones to use.

Little-Fizz 07-16-2008 12:23 PM

And you'll definitely need to treat the whole tank, if you just remove the affected fish, you'll still have ich in your main tank.

ninjaish 07-17-2008 03:19 PM

the ick is gone.
thank you
please close thread for at this point i dont know how


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