Pepere Posted November 5, 2022 Share Posted November 5, 2022 Is it best practices to not have plants in a tank when dosing quarantine meds? when I initially have new fish they are placed in a tank with silk plants for some cover, and the water has 3 tablespoons aquarium salt to 10 gallons of water and Dosed with stress coat and I let them sit for 5 days in that with twice daily feeding to recover from shipping. If any sign of disease I start treating sooner, but if none it is salt and stresscoat and feeding for 5 days. Then I stop feeding and dose with med trio and fast for 4 days and a light feeding every other day until week is over and a 30% water change and place a box filter with activated carbon. More often than not I find the beneficial bacteria has taken a serious hit once I start feeding again, so will do another few 30% water changes to deal with ammonia nitrites and also helpful to reduce salt content. At end of second week I figure salt levels are down significantly from water changes and will then replace box filter with well cycled media. I then add floating plants which the fish always seem to really enjoy. 2 weeks later, I re dose with Paracleanse to eliminate any parasites that might have hatched. I have been removing the floating plants thinking perhaps they might act as a filter, but I am wonderingif this is at all necessary. I would prefer to leave them in for the fish. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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