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Old 11-27-2012, 05:37 AM   #3001 
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Will adding 1tsp per gallon of AQ salt kill BB in my tank?
No. But it's doesn't help them any.

The only reason to use AQ salt is to treat severe finrot or injuries. That's best done in a separate quarantine tank because the water should be changed daily.

First treatment should be just a high-protein diet and clean, warm water, changed frequently.
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:04 PM   #3002 
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My girl platy seems to be moving slower and lazier and seems to be spending a lot of time by the heater in a dark corner of the tank. She has a few little rips on her top fin and seems almost... lumpy? At the top of her. Anyone know what this could be? Is she just getting old?
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:36 PM   #3003 
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as many ppl here know a vinegar or bleach solution with hot water is the best way to clean a tank an letting it dry for 1-2 days after that. my question is, which option is chemically safer for the fish? does bleach have more chemicals in it compared to vinegar?
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:07 AM   #3004 
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if my girl betta ate the one ghost shrimp I put into her tank willshe keep eattng them if i was to get more?
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:13 AM   #3005 
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I just want to double check, you can not put medication in planted tanks correct.

Would it be okay foe me to remove the plants rather than the fish?

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Old 01-04-2013, 11:30 AM   #3006 
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:47 AM   #3007 
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I just want to double check, you can not put medication in planted tanks correct.

Would it be okay foe me to remove the plants rather than the fish?
If you don't think it would harm the plants, I don't see why not.. Some rooted plants don't like being moved, though, I believe. And medications will harm some plants, yes.
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:53 AM   #3008 
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as many ppl here know a vinegar or bleach solution with hot water is the best way to clean a tank an letting it dry for 1-2 days after that. my question is, which option is chemically safer for the fish? does bleach have more chemicals in it compared to vinegar?
Neither really has more chemicals, since they are fairly simple cleaners. However personally in my experience I've always preferred using vinegar since it is not as harsh of a cleaner as bleach can be and isn't as likely to linger like bleach seems to. Also vinegar is basically fermented fruits and veggies, that end up forming an acid, if that helps
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:55 AM   #3009 
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if my girl betta ate the one ghost shrimp I put into her tank willshe keep eattng them if i was to get more?
It is fairly likely that she will, you can try it and see but most likely she will continue to eat them. However you could also try creating something for them to hide in. So if you want to try and keep both, if she tries to go after them they can escape and she may possibly learn it isn't worth trying to eat them
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:10 PM   #3010 
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If you don't think it would harm the plants, I don't see why not.. Some rooted plants don't like being moved, though, I believe. And medications will harm some plants, yes.

I am using tetracycline and the tank has a few rooted plants.
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