Originally Posted by bill0298
The puffer passed this morning, with the same symptoms as the other two fish with the exception of the black spots...
Guess I won't be shopping at the LFS
Very sorry for all the losses. I would be sure you leave your main tank fallow for at least 6 weeks if any of those fish were in there.
Simpley clean the QT
and let in air dry a few days and re-set up with newly prepared SW
. Don't use anything from the main as yet for seeding though. I would try to do it as soon as you are able so that when the main tanks fallow period is over, you have a properly cycled QT
making this much easier. You should also be able to start your next fish off in the QT
before tha mains fallow period is over. I would also be sure that you have access to proper meds if needed. Not suggesting you should buy them upfront but at least know where they can be aquired quickly. If nothing locally is available I would then be pro-active and get some Cupramine online along with the multi test copper and Seachem's ammonia alert badge.
Most antibiotics can easily be aquired locally and from most FW
stores. I wouldn't bother with those.
So, RO water the parasites on contact?
If soaked in RO
water yes, simpley rinsing will not work. As long as the test vials are allowed to air dry completely and remain so for a few days, it would be fine.