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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-12-2013, 11:12 PM Thread Starter
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Meds + Snail

So today I bought a black mystery snail for my 10 gallon tank. Only after I put him in did I remember that yesterday I began treatment with Marcide for my new betta (as a precaution). I quickly removed the snail (named Onyx) and put him in with my betta Toby for the time being.
My question: would it be safe to add my snail back to the 10 gallon? Or should I wait until the round of meds is done? I have read several different thoughts on this and thought I would ask here!

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-13-2013, 06:19 AM
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What does the packaging say? Snails are usually pretty sensitive so if it were me I'd wait until the meds are cleared out but read the packaging & see if it mentions invertebrates.
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I don't have the box anymore..apparently I thought it was a smart idea to get rid of it! But I know that it is basically Malachite Green. I think I will just wait anyway.
Do you happen to know how long it will take for the meds to clear out of the tank? Today was the second dose (3rd day of treatment) and the last dose will be on Tuesday- I took the carbon out of the filter bag (but replaced the bag so I will still have my bacteria).

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Once your done with the treatment do a 50% water change and add fresh carbon back into your filter. Then, I would wait at least 24 hours before adding your snail back into the tank.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-13-2013, 11:37 PM Thread Starter
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Okay thank you jeaninel!
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