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Old 12-13-2017, 06:32 AM   #1
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Swim bladder medication?

I've now put my guppy in a bag inn the tank so I can medicate him (bag is around the hatchery box) and not the others. The medication is interpet swim bladder treatment, and says it's a 4 dose treatment to repeat on days 4,8&12. After the full course do a 30% water change! My question is, if he is in his own water, does that mean I leave him in that water 19 days before changing it? Click image for larger version

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Forgot to say, it says "wait 7 days after last treatment to change water" so that would make it 19 days in the same water?
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Swim bladder medication?

Iíd say you would have to change the water. Does it give med ingredients at all out of interest?
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That's what I thought! The ingredients are: formaldehyde 2000mg/100ml, bronopol 1045mg/100ml and benzalkonium 500mg/100ml
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Does the medication tell you to isolate the fish in a small amount of water to treat them? Like a fish bowl? All the meds Iíve ever used are for a ďtankĒ with filters and air stones etc...
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Old 12-13-2017, 09:25 AM   #6
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No it doesn't, but I will do daily water changes and I've ajdusted the medication! I'm not sure if it is swim bladder and don't want to affect the other fish or chemistry of the tank
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What are symptoms? Thanks, Iíll look up those last couple of meds later but Iím assuming antiseptics and not antibiotics.
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He was using his side fins rather than tail fin and being tail heavy, couldn't keep up right. I put him in the hatchery a week ago to give him a rest, started the swim bladder treatment on Wednesday, his next dose is Saturday but he looks worse today and not eating (im daily changing his water and using the tank water) Click image for larger version

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He stays mainly like this now, whereas a few days ago he would try and get to the top of the hatchery
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Oh and breathing fast is another symptom
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