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Old 01-28-2011, 08:46 PM   #11
 
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Do you mean iodine like for a person and freshwater aquarium salt? I am sorry if I seem dense but fortunately the worst I have had to deal with in my tanks are ick and fin rot.
Betadine you buy from pharmacies. Aquarium salt is fine. So are rock salt and pickling salt. The only additives that are fine are iodine and calcium silicate. No yellow prussiate of soda though.
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Old 01-28-2011, 09:48 PM   #12
 
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Thanks Lupin for all your help. I will email her and let her know what to get for him. How often should she put the iodine on?

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Old 01-28-2011, 10:19 PM   #13
 
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Let's try every 24 hours until it heals while salt is there. Her other option is dab it in hydrogen peroxide and then Biobandage.

Here's link to biobandage.

Bio-Bandage

Dab HP only once as it removes the healing tissues when done more than once.
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Old 01-29-2011, 08:59 PM   #14
 
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Ok thank you so much for all your help. I will let you know how it goes.
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Old 04-07-2011, 07:20 AM   #15
 
Same Problem

I was so happy when I saw this post! I am a 5th grade teacher and have a 55 gallon tank in the classroom with iridescent sharks. THE SAME EXACT thing happened to one of ours. Is this common for this type of fish? My question is if this worked for your friend. If so, how long did it take, and do you have any tips? I am kind of "dense" when it comes to this stuff as well. Thanks!
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Old 04-07-2011, 12:34 PM   #16
 
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Unfortantly my friends fish did not make it. Good luck with your fish.
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