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Old 06-25-2009, 09:35 AM   #21 
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Sounds like a plan! Do you think I should change his water even more frequently while they are rehealing? He's in a 1 gallon quarantine right now but his other tank is a 2.5 gallon.
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Old 06-25-2009, 09:54 AM   #22 
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When healing in a 1 gallon I would do 25% daily and 100% twice a week. Keep that water fresh and clean!

Is the 1 gallon a bare tank? That is ideal as well for treating sick boys.
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:16 AM   #23 
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Good advice.
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:17 AM   #24 
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Yes he has nothing in there... if that's what you meant by bare tank. lol.
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:36 AM   #25 
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My tank isn't bare, but just one plant. It seems to comfort him.
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:09 AM   #26 
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Question: Could the Tahitian Moon Sand I use be the problem that caused illness? I washed it EXTREMELY well but he never had any issues until I used it.
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:19 AM   #27 
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maybe. i am not familiar with it. how often do you change his water and what quantity? do you age the water? what are his other decorations?
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:22 AM   #28 
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He has a silk plant and a little cave. I change his water 2-3 times a week (2.5 gallon) He sits in his 1 gallon for a few hours while the water reaches the proper temp. I also change the sand once a week. He seems to LOVE how it feels but if its going to cause problems I'll go back to gravel!
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:27 AM   #29 
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I'd go back to gravel and see how that goes. do you have a link to the sand? maybe I can look at it's properties and see if there is something there.

The only times I have ever used sand has been that sterile sandbox sand you get at home and garden shops. that works great! I have never tried others.
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Old 06-25-2009, 12:10 PM   #30 
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[quote=neenjar;207517]To administer a salt bath you dissolve 1 tsp. of aquarium salt in 1 gallon of treated water. Make sure the water is the same temp as your tank and add your fish to the bath. Leave him in 5 minutes unless he passes out. If he goes unconscious immediately put him back in fresh water.
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They PASS OUT? O_o

I add that much salt to my water and I've never seen my fish pass out. Wait wait wait, how do they pass out? Like what does it look like?
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