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post #11 of 30 Old 06-26-2010, 08:47 AM
partial water change and add medication.oh yeah remove all carbon filters if any... and only put them baack once treatment is over

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post #12 of 30 Old 06-26-2010, 12:44 PM
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Once again, I agree with Lisa. You need to do at least a 50% water change to remove the salt from your water before you start treating with meds. Salt + meds will most likely result in the demise of your remaining fish. Good luck.

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post #13 of 30 Old 06-26-2010, 01:05 PM Thread Starter
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Guys what the best course of action would be?
1. Change the water and then treat them with medication?
It's a Interpet No 6 Anti White Spot 100ml it contains -
Formaldehyde and Malachite Green Oxalate

or

2. It's been 3 days already since I've introduced a salt bath, may be it is worth just allow the salt work?

any advice or opinion is appreciated!
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Guys what the best course of action would be?
1. Change the water and then treat them with medication?
It's a Interpet No 6 Anti White Spot 100ml it contains -
Formaldehyde and Malachite Green Oxalate

or

2. It's been 3 days already since I've introduced a salt bath, may be it is worth just allow the salt work?

any advice or opinion is appreciated!


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5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
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post #15 of 30 Old 06-26-2010, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
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My question still in place:

Do I change the water to get salt levels to 0.1 and mix it with medication but as aunt kymmie mentioned it could fatal or do I just let the salt work? I've just lost another cherry bard
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post #16 of 30 Old 06-26-2010, 05:45 PM
umm aunt kimmie said take out 50% of water from your aquarium to get rid of the salt.

add fresh water then add medication.

your fish will only die if you add medication straight into your salt mixture......

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4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
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3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
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post #17 of 30 Old 06-26-2010, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
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that's was my question, adding 50% of fresh water will only dilute salt content, making it 0.1% from 0.2%
is 0.1% a safe amount to add medications to it?
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post #18 of 30 Old 06-26-2010, 07:52 PM
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I just went back and read where posted that your nitrate reading was 120 ppm. Is that correct??
If this was my tank (and it's not!) I'd do a 75 % water change, and use meds at half strength only.
Make sure the new fresh water going in is the same temp as the water in the tank. Your fish don't need any more stress and temp changes are stressful.

I just checked my Rid Ich+ bottle of medication and the label says, "Formaldehyde 4.26% (11.52 % formalin) and a zinc free chloride salt of malachite green.
This medication has always worked for me, without any fish loss. It seems the medication you picked up sounds very similar. Good Luck.

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post #19 of 30 Old 06-26-2010, 08:39 PM Thread Starter
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Aunt, so you think adding medications to a clean water will be more effective rather then continuing the salt bath?
How about the shrimps, I have to move them out since the medication can effect them, but do they carry any ich spores? Because they can reintroduce the ich once I let them back in.
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post #20 of 30 Old 06-26-2010, 08:52 PM
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In my experience heat and salt wasn't effective. I ended up having to do a HUGE water change and then use meds to finally rid my tank of ich. Since it seems you are losing fish on a daily basis it doesn't sound like the salt bath is having the desired effect.

It's good you've removed the shrimp from the tank as the meds will kill them.
Reintroducing them AFTER you've done a huge water change (and adding carbon to the filter to suck up medication residual) will not be a problem. Inverts are not vulnerable to ich, ich protozoans are parasitic to fish only.

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