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Old 12-30-2012, 02:04 PM   #1 
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Can I feed while medicated

I currently have one of my females in a hospital tank. We bought her in pretty bad shape and we felt bad for her. I medicated her water with a little bit of Melafix. I want to feed her some frozen brine shrimp that I bought because I have been told live or frozen foods are best for recovery. SHe won't eat anything dried so I wanted to try the frozen food. Can I feed her the brine shrimp in the hospital tank that's medicated and clean out what she doesn't eat or is that harmful? Should I cup her and feed her separately ? I want to avoid moving her too much.
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Old 12-30-2012, 02:08 PM   #2 
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Can I feed while medicated
Depends on how the medication affects you

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Old 12-30-2012, 02:14 PM   #3 
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Melafix is not good for bettas. It can coat the labrynth lung and cause them to suffocate. It also wont' help with any real serious infection. We need more info to help. Please fill this out: http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=49233
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Hahaha I guess that is written weird
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She doesn't have an infection. She just has torn fins.
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Okay, I wouldn't use melafix for torn fins either. Photos would be helpful. Also I would really appreciate it if you took the time to fill the guide out above. I want to make sure nothing will be missed before I give my recommendation. Last time I just answered a straight up question without having all the info it ended in disaster for the fish, so I am nervous to do that now. Thanks.
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Old 12-30-2012, 02:18 PM   #7 
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Yes you can feed her frozen foods while she's being medicated.
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Thank you shellieca
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Thank you shellieca
You're welcome. As far as the fins, IME, clean water works like a charm. Yes I have used Melafix limitedly so I'm not knocking you for that.
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:07 PM   #10 
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Thanks. I wonder why pet stores still recommend it of its harmful?
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