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post #11 of 13 Old 05-20-2011, 10:14 AM Thread Starter
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I have used the gel kind as well, mine turned into a massive cup/tin of algae and my fish didnt really eat from it at all, is just decayed and polluted my water and made algae grow everywhere, but that was for a 2 week vacation. It might be ok for a couple of days.
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I have used them for year and never had any problem. That being said, I put one in my hospital tank yesterday and the water is cloudy today. I plan on checking water quality to make sure nothing has changed before I leave. If it is bad I will take the feeder out otherwise I will leave it in. In the ast I have put enough in for a week and three days later the food is gone. My fish (anx probably snails) seem to like it.

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post #12 of 13 Old 05-22-2011, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
Hi everyone,

Thanks again for all your help. I have made it home from my trip and my little fishy is doing better. He is swimming at the top of his tank (his preferred swimming spot) and his tail looks better.

I now have 2 more questions: 1. Should I treat him for another 2 days to make a total of 5 days?

2. Can I put him back in my other tank (Which I am treating for Ick).

OK I have a third question: How do I re-acclimate him to the old tank?


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post #13 of 13 Old 05-22-2011, 04:36 PM
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Good to hear your fishie is doing better :)

Yes, finish off the 2 day treatment for a total of 5 days; even if the fin rot is gone, you want to make sure the bacteria are gone as well, so finish the 5 day treatment.

If your other tank is getting treatment for ich, I'd recommend keeping your fish in the quarantine tank for now until you finish ich treatment as you don't want your fish who is still recovering to get infected with ich.

Lastly, when you're done with both treatments, transfer your fish as in anyway you would put in a new fish in your tank; float in a bag for 20 minutes or so, and then mix in tank water with the bag water. Good luck!
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