Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 11-08-2002, 11:44 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice FINatic
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 621
Send a message via AIM to hisc1ay Send a message via Yahoo to hisc1ay
I may have done something drastic...

I went to WalMart to find a book, and with all the talk about WalMart's fish, I wanted to go over there and find out what the stock looked like at that sure. I wasn't surprised at all with what I found in the tanks. It was what was on the bottom shelf that made me mad.

Stacked to the far side was about 5 or 6 dead bettas in yellow water. In the middle of the shelf were the live ones. Probably 10 or so. Maybe less. The water was clean, but the fish weren't. I picked up a few. Most of them had some kind of fungus (it didn't look like ick...it wasn't as hard as that...it was more like a softish cotton looking stuff). I found two really pretty ones that didn't have any disease (visibly) and I brought them home because I didn't want them to live there anymore (I'm such an activist...). Now, I'm not stupid...I didn't put them in with my other fish. I bought one of those little betta tank thingies to stick them in as like a hospital room while I treat them. Then one of them is going with my others, and the other one gets his own tank.

Here's my question. I have some ick medicine. It says one teaspoon for every 10 gallons. I barely have these guys in 3 cups each. I may just stick one of them in my 10 for a few days and then switch them. How long should I treat them, or should I even treat if they don't have ick at sight? What else should I be checking them for? And when do you think it would be safe to put one of them in with my guppies?


hisc1ay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2002, 05:56 AM   #2
AA Team Emeritus
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Chatsworth, GA
Posts: 4,071
Send a message via Yahoo to loganj

I'm not sure about putting them with the guppies. If they don't have any visible disease, I don't think I would treat them right away. Just keep them quarantined for a couple of weeks and see how they do. If ick does develop, you could mix up the medicine at 1/4 tsp per 2 1/2 gal. Then use this water to change out the water in the betta tank as needed. If they develop the white, cottony growth that you mentioned, I would probably treat them with an antifungal of some sort. For now though, "If they ain't broke, don't fix 'em" . Personally, I'm glad you rescued these fish from Wal Mart. It always makes me mad to see any animal kept in inhumane conditions.
Logan J

loganj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2002, 06:48 AM   #3
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 360
he should be ok with feeder guppies, probably not with fancies--it seems they like to attack fish that they think is "prettier" than they are or something--anything with bright long fins is usually in trouble --you can try it , just watch him for awhile with the net in your hand!
CRaZeeeBiTcHisH is offline   Reply With Quote

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Can't get nitrates under control - need drastic action Allistah Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 32 07-28-2009 10:22 AM
Drastic PH change with rocks scalesojustice Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 2 10-15-2006 11:38 PM
drastic water temp change shannon m Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 11 12-19-2004 03:16 AM

» Photo Contest Winners

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:06 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.