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Old 06-29-2012, 09:50 AM   #1 
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What Medication

I was just wondering before i set up my new tank what medications i should always have to hand in case of fish illness/disease?
i already have some swim bladder and finrot treatment,what else is essential?
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Old 06-29-2012, 09:57 AM   #2 
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Clean water is key above all else. If you can keep up with water changes, you may not need medications. Are you far from a fish store that you need to stock up? I've had my fish for over a year and never have needed any medication.
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Old 06-29-2012, 10:06 AM   #3 
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The best thing to have, Is Epsom salt, and/or Aquarium salt, as it is good for most things that fishy's do get sick from, other than that..*Clean Water, and regular water changes will prevent from any sickness, but j/i/c you take care of a sick fishy..(possibly a rescue) that would be best..:)
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Thanks for the replys,aquarium salt is now on my list.
How often would i need to do a water change on a 27 gallon tank? or does that depend on water ph?
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If it's a cycled tank, I beleive you wouldn't need to change the water fully..but partial changes, and gravel vaccumming, I am not sure about a tank that size, did you cycle it?
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If it's a cycled tank, I beleive you wouldn't need to change the water fully..but partial changes, and gravel vaccumming, I am not sure about a tank that size, did you cycle it?
Its not set up yet,still waiting for the sideboard to arrive(very frustrating)but i will cycle it for 4-6 weeks,my female bettas are in a 30litre and seem happy enough till then..i will most likely keep the old tank for a single male betta once the new one is cycled.
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Old 06-30-2012, 12:02 AM   #7 
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Some members recommend having Indian Almond Leaves and/or Oak leaves on hand. The leaves are dried and release a tannin into the water that *I think* helps with antibacterial properties and soothes. You can order IAL online, and you can probably find Oak leaves around somewhere. Just make sure the leaves are clean (no pesticides), rinse them well, and then allow them to dry. If you want more information, see if you can get OldFishLady (one of the mod's) to help you out, she's the expert on this sort of thing. :)

Good luck to you!! :)
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