Originally Posted by Snoopybdb
I'm going to treat with a product called coppersafe made by mardel. it says that no water changes, ph
or temperature adjustments are necessary if readings are in ideal range. also says 4 teaspoons per gal
treat for one month does this mean that i only have to put it in once unless the copper level drops?
First and foremost, the proper dosage is 1 teaspoon per 4 gallons
of water volume. When looking for a test kit, you need to find one that properly measures chelated forms of copper. Without the proper kit, you will nevver know if the proper treatment level (1.5-2.0 ppm
) is being maintained. If the dosage is too low it will be ineffective against the targeted parasite and if too high you risk killing the fish.
Water changes are most often inevitable and unavoidable. Most types of copper affect the bilogical filter even if marginally. Ammonia will need to be monitored as will nitrite and nitrate levels. If they become a concern, water changes will be necessary. Medicating the change water to the correct concentration as the QT
would be easiest in maintaining the treatment level.
i'm having a hard time finding a test kit for copper, i do know that i need to find one though.
Chelated... what brands are available to you?
also after reading the instructions in the med, it has a disease guide in it, my boyfriend thinks they have something called Chilodonella. but the med treats ich as well as this disease
Chilodonella is a FW
protozoan. It's symptoms are much like that of Brooklynella in SW
fish. Please describe the condition/appearance of the fish?