Kim_D Posted May 8 Share Posted May 8 Very new to this hobby and learning daily. I have a community fresh water planted tank with several varieties of Molly and Platy fish. Initial tank set up has been a significant struggle as we have extremely soft water with a low pH, so when I lost my first few fish I initially believed it to just be related to the water conditions. Water conditions have been good and solid however for the last 4 weeks- 0 Ammonia, 0 Nitrite, ~20 Nitrate, gH finally stable at ~140 using wonder shells, KH still a little low at ~60 and pH hangs between 7.0-7.2. Lower than I would like but working on it with crushed coral. I lost another fish last week. In total I have lost 5 fish over the last 3 months (2mollies, 3 platys). I am now concerned that it may have been wasting disease all along. As looking back each fish got skinny, started hiding on the bottom, stopped eating and then eventually died no matter what I did. I have just order the trio quarantine medications since I am not exactly sure what disease I may be dealing with and nobody appears ill at this time. The tank that I need to treat happens to have 6 fry (2 ~12 weeks and 4 ~3 weeks old). I do not have a separate place to house these fish during the treatment, plus to achieve a clean slate I assume they will need to be treated as well. Are the 3 medications safe to use with the fry? The Paracleanse states that it is but the other 2 do not say. I was planning on treating with all 3 meds at once per the quarantine protocol but wondering if this would be too much for the fry? Thank you so much for reading so much. Any help and guidance would be greatly appreciated! Kim Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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