Originally Posted by thirstydeer
SO today I bought some Maracide so, I have just done a full water change, I took his decs and plants out, washed them with hot water and will leave them out, I do not have a hospital tank, so I will just make sure i clean it well. I have added the Maracide and some salt, I was told by a guy who works with fish that it is safe to use salt with it and will not effect the medication. I am waiting for the tank to heat up before adding him back. He is eating and seems to be calmer with his breathing as he looked like he was gasping before. He is still flashing and dashing around, and his fins look torn, maybe from the parsite or from dashing around? I hope this works. I do have one question it says to treat him on days 1,3 and 5. So do I just change the water on those treatment days, it says on the instructions as long as levels are normal no need to change while treating, so I am not sure what to do on that one?
Do medications first or if you really want aquarium salt start with 1 tsp/gall. Don't just add a little bit. It very important to follow right dosage instructions. So if you already added it fine. With aquarium salt you need to do daily water changes. So do daily water changes it also will help to remove parasites that already fell. Every time when you do water change add the same dose of medications. On day 3 change the water and add double dose just like directions on the medications tell you to add another dose. So just change the water and add required dosage of medications. The same on day 5 -add required dosage. Is it make sense?
Day 1 you just keep adding the same dose, day 3 double dose and day 5 triple dose. But introduce him slowly to the new water. Every time you changing him have him in the changing cup with original water from the tank.
Dry out all equipment after each uses.
Each time when you change him of course prepare new water with 1 tsp/gall aq salt. When you done with medications , continue salt treatment up to 10 days, 14 days.