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jsagrav 12-07-2011 03:22 PM

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?

DKRST 12-07-2011 04:16 PM

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!

jsagrav 01-06-2012 03:37 PM

just an update. Ich is gone. plants back in tank. babies doing fine. thanks again for advice

Romad 01-06-2012 04:39 PM

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Originally Posted by jsagrav (Post 942232)
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 :thumbsup:

ckwolf 01-08-2012 01:56 PM

Maybe for next time think about plastic plants, temporarily, as you treat the tank

jsagrav 01-08-2012 04:05 PM

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.

flight50 01-11-2012 06:20 PM

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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