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Old 09-29-2006, 09:05 AM   #1
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salt and meds

I have 2 arandas that have ick I am going to treat them with salt. can i also use melafix and primafix?
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Old 09-29-2006, 10:44 AM   #2
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i believe the 'fix'es are for bacterial infections (or at least melafix is). ich is best treated with salt alone for coldwater fish. i don't know the exact conc of salt that would be sufficient to kill ich, but i'm sure someone will help you out there. if you are as impatient as i am, a couple of google searches should be enough.
also please ascertain what was the stressing factor that caused ich ( - tank size, stocking density, tank mates, temperature? ) to prevent it from recurring due to introduction of new fish later.
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I added a new fish. An eel. 2 weeks later my goldies have ick. I was concerned about adding an eel in the first place but the lfs said it would be fine. Lesson learned I guess. I have treated with salt before but the goldies fins are frayed too.
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then melafix would be beneficial in fixing the frayed fins. i had healed my goldies' fins with melafix. eels might be fine in the low teperatures that the goldies prefer, but i don't know much about their compatibility. good luck on the treatment.
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I removed the eel and put him in another tank. Can I use parasite clear by jungle with salt?
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