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Old 06-16-2011, 06:40 PM   #1 
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Quicksiver scratched himself

He is missing some scales. He is in QT 1.5 gallon tank. AQ salt is disolving right now. 1 tsp per gallon, right? How long/ how many treatments. I'll try and get a pic later.
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Old 06-16-2011, 07:39 PM   #2 
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For minor injury...fresh water with frequent water changes in his display tank may be all that is needed....if a secondary infection has appeared or a major and/or missed injury-
Aquarium salt 1tsp/gal, tannins-along with 100% daily water changes for 10 days while in QT floating in a heated tank to maintain water temp in the 76-77F range

Pre-mix the treatment water in a 1gal jug of dechlorinated water-add salt and tannins and use this water for the 100% daily water changes for 10 days...pre-mixing can make the needed water changes and correct dosage easier and give the tannin source more time to steep so every day he will get more tannins with the water changes......
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Old 06-17-2011, 08:45 AM   #3 
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Okay thank you... So he can go back to his regular tank? it's 10 gallons
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Old 06-17-2011, 11:00 AM   #4 
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I think I see some improvement...
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Old 06-17-2011, 11:11 AM   #5 
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Great...they heal up pretty fast......especially when they are in good health to start.....
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Old 06-17-2011, 11:16 AM   #6 
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Yep. I'm gonna put some more salt in the tank.
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Old 06-17-2011, 11:18 AM   #7 
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Do you still have him in the QT and what salt level are you using...
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Old 06-17-2011, 11:20 AM   #8 
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Yes, I'm putting Api aq salt 1 tsp/per gallon. the qt tank is 1.5 gallons, I'm just putting in 1 tsp then a few salt granules.
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Old 06-18-2011, 10:47 AM   #9 
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He's doing great his scales are already coming back!
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Old 06-18-2011, 03:29 PM   #10 
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Smile Possible mistake

The "scratches" are on both side of his head. They seem to come and go and the are in the exact same place on both sides of his head... Ithink they are just natural coloring. This thread has like 80 veiws so please respond if you have any input.
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