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post #1 of 3 Old 11-04-2013, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
Sick cats

I ordered 5 hoplo catfish from lfs, maybe mistake number one. One looked like he had not eaten in a month..took the other 4. Now, two of them have ick, one has serious fin rot , one may be ok. I'm addressing ick problem mainly..I don't think I can save third with rot. But will take advice on that too. I have had success with Coppersafe with other fish, but I know catfish can(are) be sensitive to most medications. Ick showed up this morning, about two days after I brought them home. There is half dozen neon tetra, an angelfish, and a bristlenose pleco in 40 gallon breeder with two hoplos about 3/4 inch long. Don't know what to do. I do have metro crystal on hand.

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post #2 of 3 Old 11-05-2013, 03:37 PM
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what an awful situation,i hope someone can help you.

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 #3 of 3 Old 11-05-2013, 03:45 PM
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For the ick, raise the temperature up to at least 84 degrees.
For the fin rot do frequent large water changes, pristine water is your friend here.
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