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Re: Ich?

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plankton wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:19 am I assume that was a rhetorical question...... ? ;) :)
Yes!

Now trying to get myxazin... But looks like a bit of a wait or pay through the nose for it.
Any other recommendations or does it just need to be any anti-bacterial treatment?
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Re: Ich?

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Any finrot med should do the trick.
You may want Melafix to aid recovery and regrowth, but pristine water should also do that.
Water change before treatment, and again afterwards. Maybe even small extra changes for a few weeks after treatment.

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plankton wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:28 am Any finrot med should do the trick.
You may want Melafix to aid recovery and regrowth, but pristine water should also do that.
Water change before treatment, and again afterwards. Maybe even small extra changes for a few weeks after treatment.
Do you mean pristine works as a treatment or does a similar job to melafix? Melafix is listed as a treatment for bacterial infection and fin rot, but you sort of indicated it isnt really the right thing to use?

If any fin rot treatment will do, I'll go get something from a store today... I do need to be careful of my snails and amano shrimp though

Sorry for the extra questions!
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Melafix and Pimafix are ‘alternative remedies’. Not to disparage alternate remedies but they’re quite weak (these two) and don’t have the ‘bite’ that proper treatments have.

I would use either a Waterlife or an Esha treatment. They are tried and tested, and work very well. Own brand versions are usually not as effective.

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Also "pristine" is not a product, it's just keeping the water as pure as possible. ;)
As @black ghost says, the Melafix and Pimafix are medicated, but aren't as strong as other meds on the market.
Melafix is great for lowering stress, preventing secondary infections and helping regrowth of damaged scales and finnage though.

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Re: Ich?

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Well that makes more sense... I was reading seachem pristine water info and thinking 'hows that going to be better than meds?'
Last tested on Friday at 0/0 and also 0 nitrate
Plants are doing their job!

Anyway, I got some interpret fungus and fin rot, the barb seemed to have less fluffiness to the tail today anyway so hopefully on the mend naturally but the internet hopefully will help and stop any spread

Maybe next weekend I'll have some new stock
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5x Guppy (2m +3f)
6x Pygmy Cory
1x assassin snail
+ some loose guppy fry

125L Juwel Rio
6x Cherry Barb
5x Dwarf Neon Rainbows
1x assassin snail

20L baby tank
~30 Guppy fry

Plus many many bladder snails!

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