Originally Posted by havefun
I know frozen brine is garbage so I probably wasted my money on it but wasn't sure about the Spirulina. Should I use that food or is it no better than normal brine? What about the Marine S?
Should I just order some Selcon on-line or is there some other way to feed vitamin's?
Of the two I would choose the brine. Pellet foods are actually not very good and loaded with phosphorus. They offer some meat protein but not much more. The gut loaded brine will offer fatty acids both plant and animal as well as protein so they will be a decent food source. Contrary to popular belief, not all brine is bad. It's simpley a matter of what grade culture was used and how they are fed (gut loaded) before harvesting. Live brine gut loaded with phyto just prior to feeding are quite nutritous respectively.
I would still suggest getting one of the two vitamins you mentioned. They do a world of good when used appropriately.
Also, this is just a "what if" question. If I had other fish in the tank would they be able to "catch" this? Do I need to wait a while before adding any fish? I don't even have any in QT at the moment so it would be min 1 month probably but I'm just curious.
If the underlying causes creating the problem in the first place (DOC
) are dealt with it is highly unlikely any other fish in the tank will be afflicted. I would wait until the current fish is back to full health before introducing any new species. Stress is a big factor in healing, especially when relying moreso on it's own immune response when there is a low requirement for treatment. The less stress, highest water quality and a fortified (varied) diet are the best defense in mild cases.
Once the fish is showing improvement and the need for the QT
has been eliminated (no need for antibiotics), then there's no reason not to QT
the next fish desired. It will be there for 4 weeks to come so the clowns should be doing fine by then.