Using Metro....

sassymomma

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I need to use Metro in my display tank. It's what the fish store suggested for internal Parasites, in light of the fact that I own Khulis, and they're sensitive to meds.

I also have

Two Mystery Snails
5 MTS(which I actually want to keep)
unknown quantity of pond snails, which I'm not at all concerned about

Question:
I need to treat both my main tank, and also my Q/T, which is holding some new Rosy Red Minnows...so I'm not sure where I could move my snails to if I pull them----are they sensitive to this med? I have never lost a snail to Fungas Guard, but I've never used Metro before. Do I need to find them a temporary home??

I DO have a 5gallon with filter, which I use to water the dog and cats...it has been up for 3 weeks, and the pest snails seem happy in it...not sure how they got there, they must have been laid before I tore the tank down and set it up for a watering hole lol. I could check parameters on that, and see if it's cycled.....wasn't really paying much attention to it other than to keep it full. I was very surprised to notice life in that tank lol! Must be the dog slobber feeding the cycle
 

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We really need a yuck or gross rating. Lol

But yes, your best bet is to remove the snails. They’re very susceptible to anti fungal meds. And Metro is a good one. I’m sorry. You could add them to the slobber reservoir.
 
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I know right?

Dog slobber cycle-gross!

I'll check parameters, make sure there's an actual cycle going on there. I never actually treated the water, just added fresh tap water daily because no fish were in the tank. I'm holding on the meds for now, until I get some Focus- SO if the cycles not steady I can kick-start it with some media
 
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I ran out of Ammonia test...but it looks like my dog-slobber tank is in the Nitrite phase, so that's a no-go for Mystery snails.

Hopefully they'll be OK in a juice jug for a week-that's the only thing I can think of at this point..my 2.5 gallon betta tank has salt in it and I already started the Metro in the QT
 

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I ran out of Ammonia test...but it looks like my dog-slobber tank is in the Nitrite phase, so that's a no-go for Mystery snails.

Hopefully they'll be OK in a juice jug for a week-that's the only thing I can think of at this point..my 2.5 gallon betta tank has salt in it and I already started the Metro in the QT
Snails get food be happy. You got this.
Maybe they like slobber. Ewwww.
 
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