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just put a gold barb into a 50litre established quarantine tank due to having a prominent red sore on its back.

the plan was to do 35%water changes for the next 3/4days and then treat with anti bacterial treatment. 

is this a reasonable game plan? And also, being a barb that enjoys being in his school, should I worry that he’ll get more stressed by being alone? 

any advice and experience would be greatly appreciated.



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Have you considered using an aquarium salt treatment right away? Aquarium coop has an article about it on their blog on the store website. It seems it might be worth a try if you are planning to wait to medicate. I think the recommended starting dose is 1 tablespoon per gallon, and you can increase it if your barb doesn't improve.

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