Hole In The Head

Emily2836e

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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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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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jdhef said:
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
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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