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post #11 of 65 Old 01-27-2009, 05:17 PM
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sorry to see you're having a hard time.
would there be any possible way to re locate the corys and treat them with something else,
or even move the guppys,to a rubber maid container and treat them in that ?
sorry if you've already thought of this.
ok i just had a thought............probably more than stupid..........
can you make up the solution and dip the guppys ? so not to effect the others ?

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #12 of 65 Old 01-27-2009, 06:22 PM
Can you try the one you made with the dewormer on the cories and the Clout on the others?
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post #13 of 65 Old 01-28-2009, 10:06 AM Thread Starter
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Great news! I went on drsfostersmith.com to see if they had a help section. I looked throught the entire catalogue and didn't see anything with different active ingredients so I wanted to know what they would recommend. Turns out they have this thing where you can ask a question and they will put you through to an expert who you can talk to via a chat box. So, I explained my situation to the woman and she consulted a tech who said that I could try one 1/2 dose Clout or a half dose of another med. So, I followed the directions on the clout, just cut the tablet in half. As of right now everyone is doing fine, but since school was cancelled due to snow I will be here all day to make sure nothing goes wrong. I'm just hoping that it will work. Cross your fingers for me!

Oh, and some more good news is that I was able to salvage all my plants. I scooped out all the infected eco-complete (there goes $20) and the gross driftwood. I then bleached the entire tank, heater, (not the filter, that I moved onto the QT tank with the fish). I also emersed the plants in a 5% bleach solution for 3 minutes, rinsed them off, and soaked them in a bucket with 3x the normal dechlorinator. Then I refilled the tank, stuck the plants in, and turned the light on. I have a little sand left that I will rinse today, and hopefully tonight if the weather is good enough I am going to pick up a new bag. The plants look good today (never seen them so algae free!) so I'm hoping that they will survive and I can replant the tank for only the cost of a $4 bag of sand. I'm thinking maybe once it's set up and I'm satisfied it's stable I'll do a school of neons with the cories....

Anyway, here's to hoping that everything works out!

20 gallon long: 3 adult Neolamprologus similis + about 11 fry of various ages; low light planted tank
20 gallon long:2 freshwater dwarf puffers (Puff Puff and Poofer); medium-light planted tank
10 gallon: 1 male betta named Wormy; low light planted tank
10 gallon: 1 male betta named Dante; low light planted tank
2, 5.5 gallon tanks that are currently empty (I see more fish on the horizon )
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post #14 of 65 Old 01-28-2009, 10:13 AM
I'm glad you found someone to help you. Good luck with everything. :)
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post #15 of 65 Old 01-28-2009, 10:21 AM
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Glad to hear it! Hope all goes well for you! I did not know DF&S had that kind of service available, that is good to know.
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post #16 of 65 Old 01-28-2009, 11:12 AM
That IS good to know. :)
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post #17 of 65 Old 01-28-2009, 05:33 PM
Have used CLOUT by AQUARIUM PRODUCTS for over 20 yrs in treating external parasites, especially Ich, including corys w/o any mishaps. Unless, ingredients have been changed, I think they advice to be careful with scaless fish such as Lions, Shark. Even used it on clown locaches treating for Ich and worked well (used slightly less for CL). Just dont over dose.
And I think CLOUT will not work against IP, it says that this med is for treating external parasites. From my experiences, did NOT help much in treating Arguls /Flukes infestation.
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post #18 of 65 Old 01-29-2009, 11:01 PM
Kim, how are your fish doing? I hope all is well for your fishies. :)
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post #19 of 65 Old 01-30-2009, 08:51 AM Thread Starter
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Ummm...well to tell you the truth I don't really know. Everyone survived fine and I just did the water change and added carbon to the filter yesterday, but I'm not really sure it was effective. There were a few brown poops, but there are still some that just look kind of pale and goopy.

Does anyone with experience with IP have any suggestions for good meds and where I can order them?

The good news is that my plants are still alive and I have added the sand to the tank. So, I'll be planting them today and hopefully I can find something neat to put in the tank. But, the fish need to get out of the QT tank before I can put anything in there. Hopefully the bad luck will end soon.

20 gallon long: 3 adult Neolamprologus similis + about 11 fry of various ages; low light planted tank
20 gallon long:2 freshwater dwarf puffers (Puff Puff and Poofer); medium-light planted tank
10 gallon: 1 male betta named Wormy; low light planted tank
10 gallon: 1 male betta named Dante; low light planted tank
2, 5.5 gallon tanks that are currently empty (I see more fish on the horizon )
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post #20 of 65 Old 01-30-2009, 09:11 AM
Maybe it takes the meds awhile to clear everything out?
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