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Sick Adult Fish In Tank With Fry. How To Treat? SOLVED. ESHa 2000

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Title says it all really, the male croaking gourami appears to have a patch of either fungal or bacterial growth in front of its dorsal fin. The female had a similar problem when I first got her and it cleared up quickly with eSHa 2000.

Problem is I have fry in there now. Does anyone know if it's safe to use with fry in the tank? Moving him isnt an option because chasing him round the tank would break up the bubble nest.

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Re: Sick adult fish in tank with fry. How to treat?
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2016, 08:56:49 PM »
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I don't know the answer to whether it's safe to use eSHa 2000 with fry in the tank but a thought did strike me last year that, theoretically, a young goldfish in a small tank could be getting the same dosage as pygmy cories might get which didn't seem "right" to me ie dosage is dependent on tank volume rather than size of fish. My pygmy cories didn't respond well to it but I don't know whether or not the dosage had anything to do with it or not.

Another option would be to use a milder treatment such as Melafix (although apparently it's not much more than a disinfectant). I used it last year when I wasn't sure whether to remove the affected fish and treat them with eSHa 2000 or whether to dose the entire tank of all fish - I did the latter with no adverse effect.

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Re: Sick adult fish in tank with fry. How to treat?
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2016, 09:50:55 PM »
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Again, I'm probably not really going to definitively help with this thought.... but I'm sure that breeders dose antifungal/bacterial stuff to protect eggs... not sure if this is worth a quick Google?

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Re: Sick adult fish in tank with fry. How to treat?
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2016, 10:52:22 AM »
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... not sure if this is worth a quick Google?

DOH! Why didnt I think of that?


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Re: Sick adult fish in tank with fry. How to treat? SOLVED.
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2016, 12:32:23 PM »
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For the interest of others:

"Overdosing is not recommended. However, eSHa 2000 usually remains nontoxic (under normal con-ditions) if more than the recommended dose is ac-cidentally added"

"To help hatch eggs and raise fry. A standard 3 day dose of eSHa 2000 helps prevent the eggs cat-ching fungus and helps protect the fry after they have hatched."

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https://es.scribd.com/mobile/document/205119173/Extended-Product-Information-Esha-2000supregsup

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