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post #21 of 53 Old 03-24-2014, 01:47 PM Thread Starter
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So, the salt killed some new plants I had in the tank, took them out after a second water change of ~25% in two days (both in the hopes to reduce NH3 and the damn ich). The fish still look pretty bad, itching more, but maybe they are trying to get the ich off? or Im just being hopeful. Temp is still at 88F, not adding anymore salt to keep my last plant alive, and less stress on my cory, lets hope for the best!
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post #22 of 53 Old 03-25-2014, 08:53 AM
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One of the main issues with meds or approaches is that it is generally a gamble that the fish is going to be stronger than the parasite or the infection we're trying to deal with. Another is that we're guessing, albeit educated guessing. We don't always know for sure what parasite or what strain of whatever is attacking our fish.
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post #23 of 53 Old 03-25-2014, 09:05 AM Thread Starter
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Well, as of this morning, the disease claimed my favorite of the guppies, this parasite is going down

RIP Ragnar the Guppy
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post #24 of 53 Old 03-25-2014, 09:24 AM
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The reptile meds are working well here. Temp has been lowered to normal.

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post #25 of 53 Old 03-25-2014, 09:46 AM Thread Starter
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The reptile meds are working well here. Temp has been lowered to normal.
What exactly is she using? And how good are the results?
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post #26 of 53 Old 03-25-2014, 12:02 PM
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We saw slight improvement by the end of the first day of treatment. Day 2 is clear improvement. I'll let you know when I get back with the dog.

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125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
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post #27 of 53 Old 03-25-2014, 01:12 PM
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Yes, the meds by food are working. I dont suggest it to anyone as I dont know anyone else who has done it and I imagine overdose would be very easy. I put ~ .03-.05cc of a fenbendazole & metronidazole in with blood worms and let it sit in it and soak about an hr or so then target fed. It managed to be both ingested and topically applied. 2 doses 24hrs apart and I'll observe for the next 5-7 days and redose if needed. All seems good at this moment.
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post #28 of 53 Old 03-25-2014, 02:05 PM
Fifty percent fenben and fifty percent metro, Agent13?
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Yes.. The dosage is exactly 50/50


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post #30 of 53 Old 03-25-2014, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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Update:
Started using API super ich attack, half dose because of the cory catfish.
In addition to the loss of my guppy Ragnar (dont laugh, its a majestic name), I have also lost another, Grover. This ich is merciless.

Will update if I see any improvements in the next few days.
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