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Old 10-12-2009, 01:35 PM   #1 
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When treating a fish for fin rot or fin injury should I remove the gravel? I was wondering if the gravel might filter out the meds?
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Old 10-12-2009, 02:19 PM   #2 
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no the gravel wont filter the meds, but if your filter has charcoal in the cartridge id remove that. charcoal can neutralize medicine
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for medicine i'd probably put him in a critter keeper or small bowl for a while so he can soak in it a little
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for medicine i'd probably put him in a critter keeper or small bowl for a while so he can soak in it a little
I do have her in a small critter tank. (one of the little plastic ones with a lid) but she has gravel and a plant. It always seems like she is trying to eat the salt... is that okay??
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no the gravel wont filter the meds, but if your filter has charcoal in the cartridge id remove that. charcoal can neutralize medicine
she is in a mini-sick-tank now, with no filter. Routine water changes, salt bettafix and stress coat... should I do anything else? I think I am just getting anxious cause there hasnt been an improvement in her fins yet. I'm impatient. lol
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i would highly suggest never just dropping the salt in their tank, mix it with dechlorinated water first to dissolve it and then pour into the tank. salt can burn fish.

do her fins look clear where they were nipped? then they are starting to heal.
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i would highly suggest never just dropping the salt in their tank, mix it with dechlorinated water first to dissolve it and then pour into the tank. salt can burn fish.

do her fins look clear where they were nipped? then they are starting to heal.
Alright, thank you for the salt tip.
I can't really tell cause she is transparent. I'll post a pic in just a sec.
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sorry to hear about karen, i have one female whos not looking so good, i had to remove her saturday after the syphoning tube incident. :(
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this is the best pic i can get of her torn fins... do you think i need something better than salt, bettafix, and stress coat??
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Old 10-12-2009, 06:31 PM   #10 
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i dunno, thats what id use too
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