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Old 11-15-2013, 10:53 PM   #31
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If I use a bucket on the main tank, and then use that same bucket once the flukes are all gone, could I possibly reintroduce flukes even if the bucket was dry, or should I sanitize it somehow?

Would freshwater kill any possible parasites on it?
dry it out for a few days.
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You could rinse it in bleach and then really wash it well. Before using it again I would let it sit with some water and some prime in it to make sure. I see the nightmare you are in and i would do every little stupid thing I could to make sure i got it. Overkill, maybe, safer than sorry? Oh yes....
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Thank you! I will do the bleach thing. I don't want to deal with this again. I guess everything I use will go in that bucket to make sure everything is clean.

Edit- what about white vinegar? I've heard of that being used and it seems like it would be a bit safer
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Vinegar would be a good option as well, just really have to rinse it well
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Thank you! I will do the bleach thing. I don't want to deal with this again. I guess everything I use will go in that bucket to make sure everything is clean.

Edit- what about white vinegar? I've heard of that being used and it seems like it would be a bit safer
Its much much safer, just give it a rince with warm water using the shower head. It wont matter even if alittle gets in the tank as ive even heard of people using it to lower ph in marine tanks.
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I noticed the butterfly has a little bit of a pinched stomach. It's been this way for a couple days and I'm not sure why. It's not an internal parasite, he poops brown and it shoots out like a bomb. I've been trying to feed him a little more to see of it helps, but is there another reason why a fish would suddenly develop this? I've never seen it on him before.


It light be the bad lighting in the qt tank, and it's just an illusion.

In the big tank he ate tons of seaweed. Now, hes eating some but he isnt as interested in it
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