Jump to content

DebD
 Share

Recommended Posts

As some of you may know my tank was besieged with huge ammonia spike issues after a child dumped a lot of dead baby brine shrimp into my tank. This was followed by an outbreak of ich that hit 3/7 bristlenose and 2 ember tetras. I know y'all heard this before but at the time and because of availability I chose this treatment. https://plecoplanet.com/health/ick-parasite-treatment-for-plecos/ using salt and Ridich plus.

Addressing the illness came first and I have been dosing Prime daily for the ammonia issue. Today is  day 10 of treatment. I began 20% wc every other day 3 days ago while continuing Ridich plus. I had seen progress/elimination of spots on the embers and at least 1 or 2 of the plecos a few days ago.  Today I found this, which makes me wonder if there is now secondary issues going on. 

Ammonia is still not under control. It appears my system may have crashed as well. 

KH/Gh ' 3-4

Ph 6.2

Ammo 4

Nitrite 0

Nitrate 0-5

What next ? There is still medication & a concentration of salt in the tank although I've done 2 20% wc including and Ammonia still isn't budging. I had also lowered temp from 83 to 81 the last 24 hrs 

What now ? Change treatment and how w salt and meds in tank etc? Help please. 

Edit. Just found a 2nd one starting to decompose behind/under sponge filter. A 3rd longfin is looking weak. Quarantine tank is full atm waiting all this out the last 2 wks. But at this point....I'm at a loss. 

 

20210408_092231.jpg

20210408_092202.jpg

Edited by DebD
Afterthought
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Colu said:

With the high levels of  ammonia you have that is probably what's killing your fish I would stop treating with salt and just continue with the ich meds and do 50% daily water changes to dilute the levels of ammonia bristlenose in the pic  looks like it has ammonia burn 

50% done.  Its looking like fin rot on the other now.  I don't think Ridich plus does anything for that. I could stop these meds put charcoal and purigen to clear it out and try another approach. This is the only one struggling. 

 

Edited by DebD
Link to comment
Share on other sites

12 minutes ago, DebD said:

50% done.  Its looking like fin rot on the other now.  I don't think Ridich plus does anything for that. I could stop these meds put charcoal and purigen to clear it out and try another approach. This is the only one struggling. 

 

If you have cured the ich I would do that 

Edited by Colu
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Waiting a couple hrs to let charcoal and purigen clear tank out bit of the ich meds before I start w/ Furan. Orginally I was trying not to keep messing with water changed only 25% every other day w meds, as suggested in previous post and hope bio would even it out but w/  deaths  no luck on dealing w ammonia and its not better. I was afraid of this snowballing. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...