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Old 12-15-2012, 03:14 PM   #11
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This is a new tank, i cycled it. Then added the discus 2.5 weeks ago, two were eating and 2 not. The two not eating were having white poop and have all the symptoms. Prior to the medication being added last night I did half tank water changes every other day.
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Old 12-15-2012, 04:29 PM   #12
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This is a new tank, i cycled it. Then added the discus 2.5 weeks ago, two were eating and 2 not. The two not eating were having white poop and have all the symptoms. Prior to the medication being added last night I did half tank water changes every other day.
Hello again Straw...

New tanks, those cycled and running less than a year, have water chemistry problems. Especially the tanks 30 gallons and smaller. Not quite enough water to dilute errors in tank management. Anyway, the problems are caused by the water, fish and plants trying to get used to one another in a new environment. This is normal.

The best thing you can do, is do a good job of managing the tank. Large, frequent water changes, good filter cleaning and routine replacement of the media, and taking good care of the plants. This includes proper lighting, again clean water and the right nutrients.

Keep pluggin' away.

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It sounds like you're doing a good job Strawberry. How are your fish doing?
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:57 AM   #14
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Well they are hanging in there. I noticed 3\4 were getting rid of white poop so I decided to leave the med in , I think it would have just been a matter or time that they acted sick. I did however adjust the ph back to a range they like. None ate yesterday but i read that was common with med treatments.i raised the temp to 88. The panda cories and neons still look great and happy. I plan on turing on the lights slow this am and try feeding and see what happens. Tonight i will do a 25 % water change like the med box says and probably finish the treatment. I would hate for the bugs to become resistant. They do seem to not be staying in the same corner as much. Time will tell i guess, its just so hard to watch. Thes3e r my first discus, I also have a 55 saltwater\with some soft corals.
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I did the second dose last night now all 4/4 have had the white string poop so hopefully it is getting out of their system.
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:10 AM   #16
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The treatment is over, I changed 25% of the water and stuck the filter back in last night. The two that were origionally eating are eating again.
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