07-27-2011, 05:36 PM
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help me with advise on Melafix - Please!
Okay, here's the situation: I bought 5 healthy Cardinal Tetras from a good fish store, and they are doing well, but they are sooo expensive and I want to make a larger group. So, PetCo has them for $2.99 but they just arrived yesterday, looked a bit beat up - went back today, one is almost dead (the guy said he'd get them out) the other one has no pigmentation on his face, and it looks like fin/tail rot possibly. The six remaining look fine and are eating. Here's my question. Could I adopt the 6 that look "fine" and buy Melafix and dip them for some amount of time before I put them with the 5 I have in my tank, and feel somewhat safe?? I don't have a QT tank, just the tank I want to keep them in with the 5 Cardinals I've had for over well over one week. I have lots of plants and I don't want to mess my system up, as things are good, but I would like to get these poor guys! Any ideas?? Thoughts!