12-13-2013, 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Flint
How do I go about treating for those? Or do they not harm the fish? I'm sorry for all of these silly questions, I haven't dealt with many issues in my years of fish keeping.
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No they need to go. It kind of like you having the common cold. The cold won't kill but it lower your ability to fight off other infections. So you get pneumonia and died well the cold didn't kill you but it played a role. The very first thing I do with every new goldie while they are in QT is a fluke treatment I don't even do a scrap to look for Flukes anymore be cause 99% time you will find some number of skiin or gill flukes present. we fix all in one shot
Do a 1 part Hydrogen peroxide to 9 parts water for 10 seconds as a dip
Then as soon a he comes out of the dip use a cotton swab and iodine to clean the edge of the rotting fin then cover it with neosporin. Work quick to minimize his time out of the water and try not to handle him with the net more that you need to, use your hands as much as possible. repeat in 4 Days. This will kill the Flukes and the fin rot