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Captain Jim Dandy 11-04-2013 01:28 PM

Sick cats
 
I ordered 5 hoplo catfish from lfs, maybe mistake number one. One looked like he had not eaten in a month..took the other 4. Now, two of them have ick, one has serious fin rot , one may be ok. I'm addressing ick problem mainly..I don't think I can save third with rot. But will take advice on that too. I have had success with Coppersafe with other fish, but I know catfish can(are) be sensitive to most medications. Ick showed up this morning, about two days after I brought them home. There is half dozen neon tetra, an angelfish, and a bristlenose pleco in 40 gallon breeder with two hoplos about 3/4 inch long. Don't know what to do. I do have metro crystal on hand.

willow 11-05-2013 03:37 PM

:-( what an awful situation,i hope someone can help you.

Ogre44 11-05-2013 03:45 PM

For the ick, raise the temperature up to at least 84 degrees.
For the fin rot do frequent large water changes, pristine water is your friend here.


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