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Old 07-11-2010, 10:17 AM   #1 
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Question Peacock fern?

I went to petco to get my fishie a silk plant petco was out of silk plants as i soon found out...but it had lots of real plants after looking them all over i picked peacock fern it is so pretty and it looked healthy but after i got home and did a little reserch i found out it was not ment to be submerged though the packaging said it was a freash water aquatic plant. Is this true? Should I take it out?

P.s. F'lessans fin rot is getting worse he fin is starting to look shreded i put aquarium salt in and do 50% water changes every day and fully clean every thing every 3 days. is there any thing else i should be doing?(he is in a 2 gal bowl were i live it is hot all year so i do not need a heater.)
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Old 07-11-2010, 10:54 AM   #2 
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Peacock fern will rot and die, take it back if you can and get a refund.

How long have you been treating the fish, do you have a filter? if so, I would remove it during treatment.

I would increase the water changes for treatment to 100% daily with the aquarium salt 1tsp/gal for at least 10 days.
However, if the natural treatment is not effective after a week you may need to use a broad spectrum antibiotic.
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Old 07-11-2010, 11:28 AM   #3 
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Yes, take the fern back!! OR, if you really like it, get some potting soil & put it in a pot!!!! :)
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Old 07-11-2010, 12:09 PM   #4 
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i just tryed to return it...they would not take it.
no filter, i have been treating for 2 weeks...but is getting worse
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