Originally Posted by Oldfishlady
Good that you have him in QT....If you have one of those small temporary cups that Betta are sold in they work great for QT and usually small enough to float (attached) in a heated tank to maintain temp of at least 76-77 for treatment.
I would premix some treatment water in a 1gal jug of dechlorinated water-Add aquarium salt 2tsp/gal and a tannin source-let this steep
Using this premixed treatment water make 25% water changes every 15min for 1 hour today-He need to stay in the small QT in the treatment water for the duration of the treatment period of 10 days.
Tomorrow start 50% daily water changes using the premixed treatment water.
Nutrition-good quality varied diet fed in small frequent meals-If you have access to mosquito larva offer several rinsed several time a day....
Good luck and keep us posted.....
Okay, I'll move him to a cup to float in the larger tank. I have some water already pretreated with AQ salt...we have live oak trees outside, can I just use some dried leaves from that to steep? And my tanks are at 78 right now without the heaters running, is that okay? I do have heaters just haven't had to use them yet. The tanks will probably warm to around 80 today...
We had to move this tank the other day, it is the planted 10g, so I had to remove a good portion of the water 90%, so I took some down to the pet store just now to test it, Nitrates 0, Nitrites 0, Ammonia .25...Should I do a 50% water change first?