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  1. I thought I would give information to people in UK to use for Qarantineing meds Esha gdex active ingredient is praziquantel for external parasites and Esha 2000 treats mild external bacterial infections and fungal treatment it recommends doubling the dose if you GH is below 4 when treating with Esha 2000 Esha exit for ich can be used together
  2. Following recent help I've received about fish medicines and a potentially sick otocinclus I've been thinking about my own future plans for a med trio. I'm in the UK and it's hard to get hold of the 'good stuff' that you Americans get (can order some on eBay but it's expensive and not sure if it will actually arrive but fingers crossed). So in the nearish future when I have my fish room going I will mostly have species tanks - is it ok to use the med trio in a planted tank? I hope to reduce stress on the fish when I first get them by putting them straight into their planted forever homes and as they will be the first fish in the tank I was hoping I don't need a separate quarantine tank for them. Is this possible? Secondly I think I can get hold of SeaChem Kanaplex and Metroplex, and I can definitely get flubendazole based de wormer - would these work as an alternative Med Trio? If so how would I use them, just follow the instructions or just do like a single dose of each (not necessarily together) like the Co-op does their med trio? Also how would this affect the filter bacteria etc, should I keep the sponge filter out and just run an air stone until the meds are removed with water changes? Any experience/input is greatly appreciated! I sort of hope that we come up with some good solutions for myself or any future person googling meds from the UK or EU to stumble across, I know this question comes up occasionally. Hope everyone's having a great day!
  3. Would love some insight in trying to figure out if I am doing something wrong or if it was just luck of the draw. Would love for input on any corrections that should be made. I think I will be trying my hand one more time in ordering another bunch of Bolivian rams as I'd like a bigger group than just the 3. 8/25 - Received 6 Bolivian rams from Aqua Huna. Put them in my cycled 20gal QT tank which is bare bottom w/ a sponge filter, java fern, coconut shell and PVC pipe for hides. Started them on QT med trio. Ammonia - 0 Nitrate - 10 Nitrite - 0 GH - 300+ KH - 300 PH - 8.4 CL2 - 0 Temp - 80* After QT finished, started feeding fish extreme flake and nano pellet. Occasionally would give frozen brine and daphnia. I changed water every few days. Left fish in QT until 9/25. After the med trio I proceeded to lose 3 fish. About 1 a week. They were all colored nicely then suddenly got really grey, hide, and then swim like they were drunk and breathe rapidly. Almost looked neurological. No visible signs of issues on outside of body. They hugged the bottom of the tank and when they died they did not float to the surface. Water parameters in QT stabilized at: Ammonia - 0 Nitrate - 10-25 Nitrite - 0 GH - 300+ KH - 80 PH - 7.04 CL2 - 0 TDS - 552 Temp - 80* The 3 remaining rams are loving the planted 75 gal community tank. They are eating great and swimming all over. They are nice and bright in color and look to be feeling well. Picture attached. Tank Paramaters: Ammonia - 0 Nitrate - 10-25 Nitrite - 0 GH - 300+ KH - 120 PH - 6.91 CL2 - 0 TDS - 573 Temp - 80* Thank you for your help!
  4. 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?
  5. Hi ~ It happened again.. 🙂 Went to the LFS to ORDER fish .... and unexpectedly came home with 10 pygmy corydoras that have been sitting there for a while. I ordered 5 more panda corydora to compete my Cory gang, and 10 more pygmys as well.. They are so cute and small. they are in a 10 QT tank does anyone know if these guys take the QT tri meds well? I follow the Cory's Protocol, and have had no issue up to now. But wanted to ask the more experienced first.
  6. I have a new betta in quarantine tank with the med trio. Tomorrow I start water changes. Can/should I also add a carbon filter?
  7. Hello, This is my first time using this forum. I need help or need someone to help me. I am currently starting a betta sorority and have all five female bettas each in their own temporary 2 gallon tanks. I purchased the medication trio: paracleanse, maracyn, and ich-x. However, the instructs call for treating 10 gallons of water. My five tanks are each 2 gallons. My question is: Can I get a bucket of 10 gallon of water mix all three medication into the bucket and then pour this mixture into the individual 2 gallon tanks for each betta? If someone can please help me out, I would gratefully appreciate it. Thank you, Alex
  8. Cory and others state when they get new fish they get a treatment before going into a community tank. Question is, what medications do you treat with and how long do you keep them in isolation? What is the whole process from purchase to placement? Someone have a video link? I'm sure Cory did a video on it.
  9. 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.
  10. 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?
  11. 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!
  12. 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?
  13. shaddai8


    like to know what medication is safe for kuhli loaches in quarantine
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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!
  17. 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 ?
  18. Can you use the med trio in your main tank with an African dwarf frog in it?
  19. why is it necessary to fast fish while using the quarantine trio? Thanks!
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.🤞
  23. 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
  24. 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?
  25. 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
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