Originally Posted by Oldfishlady
I use duct tape to attach the small QT container to the side of the heated tank-so it doesn't sink or get bounced around by the filter
With daily 100% water changes in the QT container you should not have build up of ammonia-provide that you remove any uneaten food
The reason you want to keep the water temp in the lower range of normal is due to bacterial production-warmer water the bacteria reproduce faster and with a compromised fish and warmer water the normal bacteria that is always in the water can infect the fish...often you will see secondary infection with open wounds like columnaris...be careful with too high water temps.....
Tannins can be helpful in several ways-darker water helps with stress, antibacterial/fungal properties, soothing and promotes healing
Decaf green tea bags-1tea bag per 1gal of water-steep naturally...do not boil the tea bags or any tannins added for use with treatments-too hot water can kill the antibacterial/fungal properties
Often with badly damaged fins they will never look the same or return to their full glory...especially with ray involvement...
Thanks! I'm terrible with instructions! I'm letting it steep overnight and I'll float him in the smaller, slightly cooler tank with the tea tomorrow. I was wondering about the warm water being good for infections and bad for the fish.
I turned the filter off to prevent banging him around in the tank. Tomorrow, I'll float him in the tank with the tea and tape his container to the sides. I just didn't want to move him AGAIN. Poor little dude's been through enough for today.
Should culmanaris or any other secondary infection set in, what should I do?