What do you think about this fin rot treatment?

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The fish with fin rot were getting worse even with lots of water changes, so I decided it’s time to medicate. In the Aquarium Co-Op video linked below, they say 1 teaspoon of Ich-X and 1 packet of Maracyn per 10 gallons. Then they say, wait a week. The Maracyn box says dose every day for 5 days, and Ich-X says repeat treatments at least every 24 hours. Aquarium Co-op says ignore the boxes, dose them both once and wait a week. What do you all think about that? Seems like it may not be effective in such a small dose.. maybe I am wrong. Thanks :)

 
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The marketingstrategy of Aquarium-coop is a great one. 95% decent info that can be checked and then 5% sales by people that can talk 5 quarters in an hour.
The 95% makes them trustworthy and there you go.

The "advise" is always "broadspectrum" and even broader cause of the use of combi of products (hey those are available in Aquarium coop webstore : such a coincidence).

Broadspectrum can mean two things :
"We don't know exactly what we're dealing with" or " we shoot with a shotgun and hope we will hit something" If the meds will work isn't that imporant, the advisor never will be accountable if they don't and be "great" if they do.

It is almost like the weatherforcast : There can be rain but it also can stay dry. Some places will be cloudy, others won't.

The use of especially antibiotics means you'll be killing all bacteria (also the good ones). Others can and will be get resistant cause of the misuse.

Finrot specifically is a balance thing.
As mentioned in the 95% it is allmost always a waterquality issue. One should point to that : keep the balance in an aquarium by not overcrowding, good filtrage, waterchanges, plants, indian almond leaves, etc etc..... Let's be honest : don't start using meds after we messed up ourselves in the first place. Maintenance can prevent to have to grab meds afterwards AND the cause isn't taken away that way. It will return !

And if the fish dies, mmmmm we were a bit too late would Aquarium coop say.
And they'll add : Sorry for your fish and thanks for buying the meds in our webshop.

Greetings,
A sceptical Dutchman

BTW : good thinking TacomaToker
 
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DoubleDutch said:
The marketingstrategy of Aquarium-coop is a great one. 95% decent info that can be checked and then 5% sales by people that can talk 5 quarters in an hour.
The 95% makes them trustworthy and there you go.

The "advise" is always "broadspectrum" and even broader cause of the use of combi of products (hey those are available in Aquarium coop webstore : such a coincidence).

Broadspectrum can mean two things :
"We don't know exactly what we're dealing with" or " we shoot with a shotgun and hope we will hit something" If the meds will work isn't that imporant, the advisor never will be accountable if they don't and be "great" if they do.

It is almost like the weatherforcast : There can be rain but it also can stay dry. Some places will be cloudy, others won't.

The use of especially antibiotics means you'll be killing all bacteria (also the good ones). Others can and will be get resistant cause of the misuse.

Finrot specifically is a balance thing.
As mentioned in the 95% it is allmost always a waterquality issue. One should point to that : keep the balance in an aquarium by not overcrowding, good filtrage, waterchanges, plants, indian almond leaves, etc etc..... Let's be honest : don't start using meds after we messed up ourselves in the first place. Maintenance can prevent to have to grab meds afterwards AND the cause isn't taken away that way. It will return !

And if the fish dies, mmmmm we were a bit too late would Aquarium coop say.
And they'll add : Sorry for your fish and thanks for buying the meds in our webshop.

Greetings,
A sceptical Dutchman

BTW : good thinking TacomaToker
DoubleDutch said:
The marketingstrategy of Aquarium-coop is a great one. 95% decent info that can be checked and then 5% sales by people that can talk 5 quarters in an hour.
The 95% makes them trustworthy and there you go.

The "advise" is always "broadspectrum" and even broader cause of the use of combi of products (hey those are available in Aquarium coop webstore : such a coincidence).

Broadspectrum can mean two things :
"We don't know exactly what we're dealing with" or " we shoot with a shotgun and hope we will hit something" If the meds will work isn't that imporant, the advisor never will be accountable if they don't and be "great" if they do.

It is almost like the weatherforcast : There can be rain but it also can stay dry. Some places will be cloudy, others won't.

The use of especially antibiotics means you'll be killing all bacteria (also the good ones). Others can and will be get resistant cause of the misuse.

Finrot specifically is a balance thing.
As mentioned in the 95% it is allmost always a waterquality issue. One should point to that : keep the balance in an aquarium by not overcrowding, good filtrage, waterchanges, plants, indian almond leaves, etc etc..... Let's be honest : don't start using meds after we messed up ourselves in the first place. Maintenance can prevent to have to grab meds afterwards AND the cause isn't taken away that way. It will return !

And if the fish dies, mmmmm we were a bit too late would Aquarium coop say.
And they'll add : Sorry for your fish and thanks for buying the meds in our webshop.

Greetings,
A sceptical Dutchman

BTW : good thinking TacomaToker
Alright then.... Anyways, So what do you think about treating the medications once instead of repeatedly? Thanks!
 
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DoubleDutch said:
The marketingstrategy of Aquarium-coop is a great one. 95% decent info that can be checked and then 5% sales by people that can talk 5 quarters in an hour.
The 95% makes them trustworthy and there you go.

The "advise" is always "broadspectrum" and even broader cause of the use of combi of products (hey those are available in Aquarium coop webstore : such a coincidence).

Broadspectrum can mean two things :
"We don't know exactly what we're dealing with" or " we shoot with a shotgun and hope we will hit something" If the meds will work isn't that imporant, the advisor never will be accountable if they don't and be "great" if they do.

It is almost like the weatherforcast : There can be rain but it also can stay dry. Some places will be cloudy, others won't.

The use of especially antibiotics means you'll be killing all bacteria (also the good ones). Others can and will be get resistant cause of the misuse.

Finrot specifically is a balance thing.
As mentioned in the 95% it is allmost always a waterquality issue. One should point to that : keep the balance in an aquarium by not overcrowding, good filtrage, waterchanges, plants, indian almond leaves, etc etc..... Let's be honest : don't start using meds after we messed up ourselves in the first place. Maintenance can prevent to have to grab meds afterwards AND the cause isn't taken away that way. It will return !

And if the fish dies, mmmmm we were a bit too late would Aquarium coop say.
And they'll add : Sorry for your fish and thanks for buying the meds in our webshop.

Greetings,
A sceptical Dutchman

BTW : good thinking TacomaToker
And BTW, the fin rot won’t return. It’s from tail nipping which has been solved.
 
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I'd use all meds by the manual..
 
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Pictures attached, one of the other blue guppies has a split in his fin. Let me know what y’all think, thanks for any advice :)

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Anyone?
 
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