A few days ago I had an ich outbreak in my ten gallon which houses neon tetras, a betta and two dwarf frogs. Yesterday when I was doing the treatment the cap on the bottle broke off and quite a bit of medication spilled into the tank. I very quickly drained and diluted the tank over and over until the water was clear but the entire process took about 20 minutes. I did not have time to add de-chlorinator as I was more concerned about the ich medication harming the fish first. After the water was clear I added the appropriate amount of de-chlorinator to the tank. All inhabitants were very stressed after the situation as was I. Is there anything else I can do to help my fish. I checked on them about 4 hours after the incident and they were still all upset but alive. I have not been home since to check on them since I have been house sitting. I will see them this after noon. Should I continue to treat them for ich? Do you think this overdose will do any long term damage?
What size is your tank? ten gallons
What temperature is your tank? 76*
Does your tank have a filter? no
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no
Is your tank heated? yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? 8 neons, 2 dwarf frogs
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? 2 pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2x per day
How often do you perform a water change? 1x per week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 70%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Stress Zyme Dechlorinator
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?