Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Carrolltown Pa In good old cambria county
Help/support might be nice!
I bought a swordtail male two days ago. I noticed all though he eat, thats all he did, and hung under the heater.
He never got over the new tank Syndrome that the female was displaying so I took a better look at him.
He has white on the tip of his gentlemen area, it looks kinda like a cross between ick/ fin rot/ fungus type looking. Its also only on the tip. It looks like he has a bit of fin rot, but that is from Petco, not my tank setup.
So I took him out of my 34 gallon, and put him in my ten Gallon.
Ten gallon specks.
Some gravel a few live plants, a heater that can't be adjusted, and one spill way filter from Aquarion.
( I have the spill way so that its also aerating the water, I have it down to a bubble science so to speak)
Last time it had a water change was this morning 50%
( I took my fry box out and put it in the 34 gallon who also got its 25% water change to day)
I gave Red ( my male swordtail) The recommended dose for a ten gallon tank.
Meds used Quick cure, ( only ingredients in it are, Formalin and malachite Green)
I know that Formalin and Malachite Green are used to treat Parasites and fungus....
I also know that if he has fin rot the water changes are a good thing. I also know that I can add some salt to that tank, now that hes the only fishy in there. But really don't want to go the salt rout since all i have is table salt.
So, do you think I am going about this the right way?
Plans for tomorrow, Doing another 50% water change, and replacing the medication that I took out.
Do you think this is a good treatment?
Also my water conditioner is Betta Safe, I never use anything else.
5gallon, One male betta
10 gallon, full of baby fry/ one baby betta
34 gallon:2 peppered corydoras, 2 upside down catfish, 2 cherry barbs, two danio's, 2 platy's, 2 high fin platys, 2 red swords, 2 angelfish, 1 dwarf Gourami, 3 black skirts, two diamond tetra's and 2 gold Gourami.
And going to get, 2 cory cats