do you treat them once or is it like something you regularly do?
- 1 tsp of the dry powder treats 50 gallons of water,
You MUST remove any carbon or charcoal before treatment,
It needs to remain in the water for 3 days and 2 nights,
(It may cause your water to go cloudy)
A very diligent gravel vac needs be preformed after treatment is ended.
Treatment needs to be done again in about 2 weeks time.
I find it easier to just treat any new fish in a separate "Quarantine" tank
once treatment is thru and all looks well then I enter them in my main stream of fish.
I Treat all my fish for parasites on a regular basis, every 4 to 6 months,
Each one of my fish has his or her own net. When one dies the net gets thrown away.
You really don't need to do that.
Everytime I use a net here it gets dropped in a bucket I keep full of water with a small amount of Javex in it,
Let it set at least 30 mins, Then I drop it in a rinse bucket for a few hours, Then it is hung back up to dry a few hours, and it's ready for use,
I treat every ornament, fake plants,net, syphon hose etc before it goes into any tank.
If I have to put my hands in a tank, I'm very careful to do a throught washing of my hands before they get put in another,
Once you have experienced something as devastating as this you learn the hard way,
No more short cuts, diligents is a must if you don't want to go thru it again.