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  1. Anyone have experience with a ghost knife fish and the med trio? I've heard meds can be very hard on them. anyone have any experience with the Trio on them?
  2. I just got some new fish today, some black neon tetras and lemon tetras and put them in my quarantine tank. Right now it is lights out to help keep them calm after having to be transported here. So when should I start up the Med Trio? I didn't want to subject the fish to it immediately on being added, as I was worried it would be a bit much for them after having to go through being moved today. Should I feed them a couple days before I start the process? The tank has a full cycled sponge filter and excess frogbit to also help keep the water in good shape.
  3. I am setting up a quarantine tank for new additions and am hoping for some advice. Right now I have my sponge filter media hanging out in my hang-on filter to get seeded. I figure this is the best way to get the tank cycled. I will be first using it to quarantine some anubias for a few days, and then after they are done, will use it for fish if it is okay cycle-wise. I will be adding some frogbit, since I have a ton in the main tank, and I figure it will help make the quarantine tank be a little more secluded. I am also putting in some rocks as well some wood. One I get the new fish in there, I am planing to use the Med-Trio. However, I am worried this will destroy my biological filter because of the anti bacteria meds. I am wondering what to do here, as if destroys the filter, how can I safely keep the new fish? Any people have experience here?
  4. I've read through the forum on loads of Med-Trio stuff. I'm looking for input though still. Here is the situation: 1. I have new Cyps in Qt (not quite two weeks) 2. One died about a day after arrival, which I put down to stress as it showed no signs of disease upon examination 3. This morning I lost a second fish, though it had a deformed spine and I've been watching it since it came in because of that, and it never looked great 4. The rest of the fish are eating well and active, plus showing no signs of disease 5. These are F1 gen from wild caught 6. The water is 8.4pH, so ammonium spikes are also actual ammonia spikes to some level 7. I don't really like using meds unless necessary, as pathogen resistance is a real thing So, should I medicate, or continue to watch? I know there are strong opinions on this topic, so I would ask that people please be respectful to each other. I'm kind of weighing pros and cons at this point. If another one goes, it ceases to be a quandary and I'll medicate. But because the one I just lost had a pretty severe deformity, I'm at a bit of a loss at the moment. Thanks all!
  5. So I just got in some new fish, and want to try the med trio for the first time. Do I wait a couple days for the fish to de-stress from transport (overnight) or just use the meds right away? Should I feed before using meds?
  6. shaddai8


    like to know what medication is safe for kuhli loaches in quarantine
  7. Does anybody QT Shrimp and do the Med trio on them ? I have never heard @Cory mention anything about the trio with shrimp or snails for that matter although I understand the meds are snail and shrimp safe.
  8. Got in a dozen pencilfish and what should have been 10 otos today--5 otos didn't make it. Anyway, noticed some rough tails on the remaining otos, abrasions on the pencilfish, so I treated with API Erythromycin. Of course, as soon as I dosed, I noticed what looked like Ich on one of the otos. I then dosed Ich-X. I had originally planned to run through all 3 meds from the (old) trio one-by-one, but now I feel pretty sure that these guys actually need both the erythromycin and Ich-X. Question is, should I let them marinate in today's dose for the full week without dosing again, or, since they already have problems, should I continue with the full doses as advised on the med directions and hit them with dose 2 tomorrow? Also, assuming I should do the latter (at least that's how I'm leaning before I posted here), am I okay doing the full doses of both the erythromycin and Ich-X or do they only work well together when given in the single dose the Coop usually advises as part of the standard quarantine trio? Thanks for your advice!
  9. I think my spotted congo puffer might have it she has been active and fine but never seems to go away I tried the med trio what should I do ?
  10. So, one of my tanks (classic guppies/snails/shrimp tank) had some clear parasite issues so I medicated it with paracleanse according to Aquarium Coop's directions and that is going very well. However I decided to medicate another tank I have because I have been using the same nets back and forth and some of the mollies there had clamped fins and another fish there had recently got half her tail bitten off so I figured the antibacterial and anti fungal wouldn't hurt so I hit it with the full classic trio, Marycin, ich-x and paracleanse. The morning after, the tank is super cloudy, fish gasping for air and my salvini male starts showing some extreme dying behaviour (sinking to the bottom, smashing into the substrate and decor, floating upside down, etc...). So I did a 80% waterchange and added an airstone but meanwhile the salvini male died. Has anyone had a similar experience with those meds? I think they might have maybe killed a lot of beneficial bacteria and/or depleted the water of oxygen.
  11. Can you use the med trio in your main tank with an African dwarf frog in it?
  12. why is it necessary to fast fish while using the quarantine trio? Thanks!
  13. I am unable to find the QTrio that was mentioned. Since I live on an island in Southeast Alaska and there is no LFS here I would like to have some medications on hand just in case.
  14. From other posts I have asked this similar question however, this is a tad bit different. I recently received new fish from Flip Aquatics (6 panda cory and 3 otto's). They are happily hanging out in the QT tank. I have not seen any signs of disease (yet). When I received my guppies, I did the QT trio and a full round of Parcleanse and have continued to do this EXCEPT this time. I have been observing them first and plan to keep them in there 2 weeks at the VERY least. BUT.. Should I medicate them????? I am so afraid for it all to go well add them to my 40G display tank and all heck break loose. My current stocking in the 40G is 2 BN Plecos and 2 Otto's.
  15. I wanted to journal my first time using a quarantine tank and med trio. Would like to get the best success with adding new fish to my community tank. Setup my tank and used a sponge that was already seasoned. Added beneficially bacteria to boost the cycle process. This tank has been setup now for 1 week and I continued to monitor the parameters. Everything is moving along. Today I received my CPD's from aqua huna. They came in very quick from the west to the east coast. Two days...amazing. Fish look very healthy and were excited to get out of the bag after I acclimated them. After 1 hour in the tank they started to get their color in. I will be starting the med trio today as directed by @Coryas I want to give them their best shot. All my water change and equipment used on the tank will be separated from my community tank equipment so I do not get cross contamination. Learned that from one of @Irene videos. I will continue to update as I progress through this new journey. Hopefully all turns out well as these are a fish I been wanting to keep for awhile now.🤞
  16. Brought 8 ranchus salted 1 week 1 tablespoon per gallon 1 died like second day. Then did trio meds 2 died that ended after 7 days. 1 got sick towards end of trio sitting on bottom of aquarium he’s eating still. I lightly feed 1 time a days. water conditions perfect and temps around 75. All other ranchus seem happy healthy threw entire process. Amazon link better quality video can any professional take look see what you think if I can do more? he’s in about 3-4 week quarantine. https://www.amazon.com/photos/shared/bJrLUkAaTMueHfnnjLqwow.imjKj4gmlraa1UMAoJMLSX
  17. I thought I would give information to people in UK to use for Qarantineing meds Esha gdex active ingredient is praziquantel for parasites and Esha 2000 antibacterial and antifungal treatment and Esha exit for ich can be used together
  18. I just dosed my 30 gal (reduced level to 20 gal for meds) and, after the fact, am worried about the good bacteria also being killed off. I “just” removed my big filter system and am running just the little “ziss-like” filter and. Fluval U1. Planted tank, not heavy planted, with about 15 guppies, 2 SAE, 7 snails and 4 ghost shrimp. Parameters seem ok according to test strip. Ph is a bit high. We got new guppies and after a couple of days, one started wobbling, one was pooping white, and a few are “rubbing”, “and one has that cottony patch covering his mouth. I panicked! Cleaned the tank, dropped the water level, raised the temp a bit, going up gradually, for ICH. I used the trio meds yesterday and this morning the tank is very cloudy. If the meds kill the good bacteria, how do I get my babies to survive until the tank is growing good bacteria again? Am I worrying about a non-problem?
  19. Hi, Could someone please tell me whats on my angelfish? I ordered the 3 meds coop recomends but they won't be here for 3 more days and I can't wait. He's super uncomfortable and itchy. What is it and what could I get at petsmart to get rid of it. Thanks so so much! 20gal. Water within normal limits 2 Angels, 2 bristlenose plecos, 3 corys https://tinyurl.com/62cffmky
  20. Can I go from a treatment of Prazipro to the trio with just a water change? I can never find information on how to switch from one med to the other. You're always told to switch meds but never how, like should I always use carbon or not. Some of my cory's are flashing and sometimes my oto's dart off. I'm guessing parasite. I treated with ich-x for five or six days. Then I treated with prazipro and realized I left the carbon in after the ich-x treatment. So I did another round of prazi pro. Today is the fifth day and they're still flashing. I thought about just using the trio or maybe just paracleanse. No visible signs of anything other than flashing.
  21. Simi

    Med trio

    I'm currently using the med trio on a handful of comets I got to put out in my pond. The tank is pretty well established, on day 2 after dosing the water has gotten super cloudy. Is this nermal? Params are normal for my tap water....0 ammonia, 10 nitrate, 0 nitrite, GH 300, KH 120, ph 6.8, chlorine 0 The comets didn't look like they had any problems, but as soon as I drop and plopped, they showed signs of Ich. They still seem a bit stressed (some gasping) I do have a HOB and sponge filter running, no charcoal in the HOB just sponges.
  22. I bought 3 platys the other day and added them to my cycled hospital tank. The next night one of them had babies, so I have about 13 fry in the tank too. I need to run the fish through the med trio before I add them to my established community tank. Can I do that now that I have fry or will the meds hurt the fry? Do I need to set up another hospital tank and move 3 of them over there and run them through the trio? Thank you!
  23. Hello everyone, This will be my first post on the forums. I have become a rabid fan of Aquarium Co-Op over the last year and wanted to start using the forum as a resource to be a better hobbyist. I recently purchased a baby Fahaka puffer (inch or less long) and have him in a 10 gallon tank with water from his permanent home a cycled 125. My question is I purchased the med trio from the Co-Op that was delivered today and wanted to run him through the medications to hopefully give him the best shot at a healthy life with me. I've been reading quite a bit on Fahakas and read in a couple of places a suggestion to reduce the standard dose of medications because puffers don't have scales. Is there any truth in this? A little additional info on the puffer. Currently Micro Puff (place holder name till I decide on one) has been eating really well. So far blood worms have been a success, brine shrimp not so much. I have a colony of ramshorn snails reproducing quite nicely for him to move to once the babies start reaching an edible size. No signs of a sunken belly, and he is quite active throughout the day. Attached a picture of him pooping. Not sure if I am alarmed or impressed. I appreciate any feed back given. Thanks everyone!
  24. So I used the coop trio on Sunday. Today I noticed the tank has a bunch of fry in it. I know the fry need to eat pretty often. Why does the instructions say to not feed the fish while doing the trio. the tank is currently planted and the females have started nipping at each other. There are only two females in there besides the fry. TIA
  25. Hello this is my first time using the quarantine trio. I have been having some loss of (7 out of 8 originally)neon tetras and (4 out of 8 originally)celestial pearl danios since I purchased them noticed white patches on skin. In the same 29g tank are 2 amano shrimp, mystery snail and 8 Pygmy cories. Today is the send day of mr medication for whole tank. Which is now extremely cloudy and I have only two neon tetras, two celestial pearl danios, and about 2 Pygmy barely holding on. Is this typical?! The tank has been running since January.
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