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Old 04-05-2012, 07:39 PM   #1
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Unhappy Should I pull all the tetras out of my tank and treat them?

One tetra is sick. I have Maracyn Two and Maracide. Should I give all tetras a 30 min - 1 hr bath in this stuff? There are 1 or 2 that might be separating themselves from the school.

I am not sure what the one tetra has but he is in my hospital tank. I can put the others in another container but they can't stay there for too long.

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Old 04-05-2012, 08:57 PM   #2
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Treat the whole tank
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:16 PM   #3
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Doesn't that kill all the beneficial bacteria in the tank and start a whole new cycle?
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:32 PM   #4
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Will no cause you should shut the filter off
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Hmmm ok works for me! How long do you leave the filter off? Does that mean daily water changes during the cycle? And I assume the treatments won't hurt the cories (not sure I mentioned they were in the tank too).
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You dose the tank then do a water change after 24 hours then dose again for 5 days I think is what it says. It says all that on the med box
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Nope the packages say to leave the filter running and add a boost to the filter like Bacterstart (after treatment). It also says that their meds won't kill BB.

I read (in this forum or another) not to keep the filters running because the BB would die and earlier when establishing the tank I read not to use any bacteria boosters. So it leaves me with conflicting information :/
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:46 PM   #8
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Lol I always turn them offand run an air hose and power head
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:51 PM   #9
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If only I had that stuff That is why I was considering a med bath. Not sure I need to treat the cories at all.

Next time I'm getting Cardinal Tetras! These poor little guys I hope they make it. The one in the ISO tank is not doing well and has been like this for 2 days so.....
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What you could do is put them into something and treat them and leave them in there and keep adding more water from your tank
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DOH! good idea I should have thought of that. LOL. Now I gotta find a something to put them in.

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