Sorry to hear about the loss of the tang
Originally Posted by tigger
Should we buy any other food additives? I've seen on this website that some people add garlic. Is this just regular human garlic extract or a different one for fish?
Garlic can be a great aid in helping the fish repel C irritans
but be clear that it is not a cure. Also be sure to use sparingly. A few drops in the food will be enough. To much and you will have water quality issues. Kaolic garlic from the local health food store will do just as good and is often much cheaper than the LFS
but must be refrigerated. You can also use a small fresh clove of garlic. Crush it is a bowl slightly, add some tank water and allow to sit for about an hour. After the wait time remove the garlic and add the food. Wait another hour or so and then feed to the QT sparingly. The ingredient allicin in the garlic comes from the oils and is all you really need.
I'm also worried about overfeeding in this smaller tank. The butterfly loves to eat! I guess that's why he will eventually be huge. Any suggestions?
Feed only small amounts and once done, syphon out any leftover foods and/or detritus with a small air tube. One of the benefits of the barebottom QT is wastes as well as parasitic cysts are more easily seen and readily removed.
Keep up with water changes and make sure you monitor ph
during the hypo process. It has a habit of falling off and may need to be buffered. Also keep tabs for possible signs of secondary infection.