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I Didn't Handle My Popeye Harlequin Rasbora Right And He Died

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by ap4lmtree, Apr 22, 2019.

  1. ap4lmtreeWell Known MemberMember

    One of my 20 harlequin rasboras from 40 gallon had popeye, so I put him in a 0.5 gallon breeder isolation box. Inside the box I put methylene blue, metroplex, furan-2, and kanaplex. I think I measured each of them right for a 0.5 gallon tank. In addition, I put an airstone. However, I am not sure I put the airstone pressure high enough. So, which of the two - the meds or the airstone - do you think killed him?

    Here is a pic of him in the isolation box, a youtube video of the airstone at the setting i had it, and his post mortem body on a napkin.


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  2. AJEFishlore VIPMember

    If I were to guess, I would say it was the meds
     
  3. Nick72Valued MemberMember

    I've heard it said that mixing meds is very dangerous for fish.

    Each of those meds on there own, and at the prescribed volume, may have been fine.

    All together and you can create a deadly cocktail.

    I like this video on the subject:

     
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