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Old 12-10-2004, 08:01 PM   #11
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I put the 3 fish infected, the puffer, a majentic angel, and a fairy wrasse(the corprate) in a 10gal qt tank. I bought some ich treatment that the lfs recommended. It says not to combine with other chemicals. I put some stress coat in. will it still be ok to add the ich medicine. Also the majentic ange has an open wound. I have some MelaFix, but should i first treat the fish with the ich medicine the keep the angel in the qt tank and add melafix to repair him?

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Old 12-10-2004, 11:23 PM   #12
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keep the water quality high and he should heal up ok !
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Old 12-11-2004, 01:15 AM   #13
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I just set up the qt tank today... I put in substrate and water from my main tank, and on the little freshwater hangover filter i put in 3 bioballs and a pad from my main tanks wet dry. everything fit fine and im hoping the bacteria will be ok...

my question is when i do the 25% water changes should i add new made water or water from the main tank? the water in the main tank is perfect
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Old 12-11-2004, 01:19 AM   #14
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use fresh water but i like dripping my water ! feel its safer and easier on the fish ! and i dont have to worry about it being perfect ! use a airline and a bucket ! keep a powerhead running to keep things moving

even though your water in the main is good it will degrade faster than new water will
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Old 12-11-2004, 02:46 PM   #15
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i woke up today and all my fish are laying on the ground!!! is it lack of bio? im going to do water tests and post them
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Old 12-11-2004, 03:50 PM   #16
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my puffer has cloudy white eyes... the wrasse seems to be doing better, and as soon as i put a heater in there(was 72) and lights...

ammonia - .24
nitrite - .3
nitrate 10
ph 7.9

OUCH what happend?

please help my fish are not looking good, should i just put them in the main tank and treat them from there?
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Old 12-11-2004, 04:50 PM   #17
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You need to do some water changes to bring the ammonia and nitrite down.
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Old 12-11-2004, 05:31 PM   #18
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if they are way stressed i would out back into the main and hope for the best alot of fish in a small qt can cause more issues than its worth
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Old 12-11-2004, 06:45 PM   #19
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You had them in a QT with no heater???? A big temp drop is no good either...
When you used dirty water from the tank you may have brought over the high nitrates.. I would do some small water changes with clean new water and make sure the water is heated up to temp. I would also put in a couple PVC fittings to give them something to hide in. If you have LR in the main tank using certain meds will hurt it.. Not sure what you have for a set up.
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