Hole In The Head Help

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  1. Emily2836e

    Emily2836eNew MemberMember

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    My flowerhorn has hexamita and I got the seachem metroplex. I mixed it with the food pellets so she can get it that way. But now she's not eating. So I started to just put it in the water. And she is not moving that much and there is more holes. Am I not using the medicine right? Is there anything else I can do?
     

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    Did you remove the carbon before adding the meds directly to the tank?
     
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    I shut down my filter when adding it
     
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    You need to remove the carbon from your filter. One of the major uses for carbon is that it removes medication from the water. Sadly, your going to need to remove your carbon and redose
     
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    There is also some literature out there that suggests common causes of hole in the head are:

    Use of carbon for filtration

    Lack of essential minerals in the water

    Dirty tanks

    Stress

    Post is correct, carbon has to be removed when medicating.
     
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