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Tropical
11-17-2015, 01:54 PM
I always did a 50ppm Methylene blue dip, then quarantined for a week, but from what I read online that doesn't seem to cover everything...

What do y'all use?

Demonfish
11-17-2015, 04:00 PM
Wild or from store? I generally just QT for several weeks and watch. But I understand wild caught fish should be fed an anti-parasitic like metro.

Tropical
11-17-2015, 04:07 PM
More from a pet shop , since the fish can bring ick, parasites and more...

Pierre
11-17-2015, 05:50 PM
15 - 20 minute bath with Formalin (10 drops / Gal) and then put the fish in a quarantined tank treated with metro. Metro is good for a few weeks so most of the internal parasites should be eliminated. I quarantine all the fish for at least 3 weeks.

Pierre

Tropical
11-17-2015, 07:07 PM
Do you mean formalin?

And what is metro?

Pierre
11-17-2015, 10:39 PM
Metronidazole
Yes, Formalin. Thank you.

Tropical
11-18-2015, 08:12 AM
Where would you buy those 2?

Gibbletest
11-18-2015, 09:02 AM
I thought I remember seeing formalin at Aviarium. You could call and see if they have it.


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Larry Bugg
11-18-2015, 06:40 PM
While I have treated new wild imports as a general rule I don't believe in treating new fish if there is not a known issue. That is the purpose of a quarantine, to discover if there are issues that need to be treated. In the discus world we push a 5 week qt to discover if they are clean. Over use of medications is what causes resistance problems to meds.

Tropical
11-18-2015, 07:11 PM
While I have treated new wild imports as a general rule I don't believe in treating new fish if there is not a known issue. That is the purpose of a quarantine, to discover if there are issues that need to be treated. In the discus world we push a 5 week qt to discover if they are clean. Over use of medications is what causes resistance problems to meds.

Does a dip count as treatment? Do you do a dip when you get any new fish?