My next step?

  1. s

    smurfgun Valued Member Member

    Hi all,

    I just got a couple of platies and red swordtails into a new tank. 2 are doing well but 1 platy and 1 red sword tail is not. The platy had a tough time during transport from LFS - being injured by the red swordtail in the same bag.

    I see some fin rot now and some bacteria on the tail fins. I have some methalyne blue that I am looking to treat. Unfortunately, I don't have my 10 gallon tank ready to be a quarantine tank to treat them. I am wondering if it may be best to simply move them into a bucket for now... Then I can treat them with methalyne blue right away.

    My tank is a 40 gallon tank btw. I currently have the 2 sick fish in a square net box in the same tank.

    Your advice for my next move is greatly appreciated.

  2. AnonymousCatfish

    AnonymousCatfish Valued Member Member

    Hello! Recently I have experienced a serious ICH problem and to treat it I had to remove any invertebrates, which I had in my tank. After that I wanted to re-do my tank in an effort to improve the life of my fish. My LFS has told me that temporarily placing fish in the bucket is okay, and I am doing it now.

    You have to place a filter and a heater though in the bucket if you are planning to put them in there for long.

    Hope this helps!
  3. OP

    smurfgun Valued Member Member

    Is treating with Methalyne blue the solution? Will they recover under segregation in the same thank?