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  1. AvalancheDave

    Epsom salt for Swim Bladder treatment

    Interestingly, I just cured a fish with positive buoyancy (tail up) using 8 g salt / 10 gal. I don't know if it was actually a cure or just treated the symptoms somehow. I'd already tried antibiotics.
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    Free Clown loaches to good home

    Also try "Clown Loach Fanatics" FB group.
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    Skinny young clown loach; doesn't seem to eat much

    I don't think he needs the epsom salt so I wouldn't put it in the new water. I would do some sort of acclimation because rapid changes in salinity can be stressful.
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    Skinny young clown loach; doesn't seem to eat much

    Seachem Metroplex is actually a decent value, IIRC. It's 70% pure so 190 mg in 5 gal will achieve 7 mg/L. One scoop is 125 mg per Seachem so I would use at least 3 scoops per 5 gal (a "double" dose) every other day for 3 treatments. Water changes aren't necessary unless water quality is...
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    Skinny young clown loach; doesn't seem to eat much

    Do whatever it takes to catch it and put it in a hospital tank. Treat with metronidazole. It's very safe so you can give a 5X dose to make sure it works the first time.
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    Can I use fenbendazole to treat camallanus worms?

    0.025 g pure fenbendazole per kg food. 22.2% purity means 11.26 mg per 100 g food.
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    How do you know its time to say goodbye?

    It's definitely bacterial and should have been treated days ago. Bacterial infections are very common. Nothing any pet store sells is likely to be effective. I don't know if it's intentional or incompetence but the aquarium industry sells mostly useless treatments. Every fish owner needs to...
  8. AvalancheDave

    High nitrates 100ppm

    I don't see anything that would be relevant to nitrate shock. The study doesn't say how rapidly they changed nitrate levels and that wasn't a dependent variable in their study anyway. That paper states that: Which is interesting because the Monsees paper doesn't say that at all. Monsees is a...
  9. AvalancheDave

    Best way to remove heavy metals from tap water?

    You need a low range test.
  10. AvalancheDave

    Zeolite for QT Tank

    Dimetridazole or metronidazole for protozoans. Dimetridazole is better but harder to find. Levamisole (food or water) or fenbendazole (food-only) for nematodes. Praziquantel for cestodes. Either Prazi Pro or praziquantel powder in food.
  11. AvalancheDave

    How do you know its time to say goodbye?

    Fish Ciprofloxacin - 500 mg. strength - 30 Tablets
  12. AvalancheDave

    Zeolite for QT Tank

    Yeah, there are actually studies that found that protozoans and worms are common enough in tropical fish shipments to warrant proactive treatment.
  13. AvalancheDave

    How do you know its time to say goodbye?

    You can also add metronidazole at the same time or afterwards since protozoal infections like Hexamita are quite common and need to have their population knocked down periodically. They're unlikely to cause symptoms other than wasting and fin rot whereas bacteria can cause all three. So if the...
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    Zeolite for QT Tank

    It can potentially remove anything with a positive charge including medication. I try to cycle QT tanks since doing frequent water changes would get tiresome. If you treat with antibacterials or anything that can affect the cycle then you may be forced to do water changes. I would only dose...
  15. AvalancheDave

    How do you know its time to say goodbye?

    Anything that would be effective against a bacterial infection would likely affect the nitrifying bacteria as well. Unless it's fed or injected and not added directly to the water.
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    How do you know its time to say goodbye?

    Based on the last picture and the fin rot I'm leaning towards a bacterial infection (they're supposed to be the most common cause of illness second only to water quality). My recommendation is ciprofloxacin which is very similar to what the fish vets use. If you search my old posts I mention...
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    How do you know its time to say goodbye?

    I'm not seeing the fuzz. It's usually very obvious if it's Saprolegnia (the most common fungal infection though technically not fungi). It should have long strands. Sometimes so dense it looks like pile fabric. Since I'm not seeing that and given that fungal infections aren't that common to...
  18. AvalancheDave

    Please help ! hospital tank questions

    For hospital tanks I just do water changes to control ammonia, etc. Depending on the size of the fish vs. the size of the tank that could mean a daily near-100% water replacement. Nitrifying bacteria should be harmed by any effective antibacterial treatment.
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    Best way to remove heavy metals from tap water?

    What are you using to test chloramine?
  20. AvalancheDave

    How does Oxygen Work?

    What if I disconnected the oxygen concentrator from the air diffuser and just suspended the end of the tubing above the surface of the tank and then ran conventional air stones in the tank to provide surface agitation? The results should be pretty similar if surface transfer is dominant, right...
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