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Re: Ich, Malachite Green and Loaches

> Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2000 05:33:08 GMT
> From: "ali daman" <tilan at hotmail_com>
> Subject: Ich, Malachite Green and Loaches
> So that was what happened to my coolie loaches. Seeing that the tank was
> badly infected i poured malachite green. killed my clown loaches.
> the kuhli's were faring badly as well. thinking they needed an extra dose i
> took them out, placed them in a small pail and doused them in malachite.

Ouch!  Most of the packages Malachite Green based meds direct the user to
use 1/2 the normal dose in the presence of tetras or scaleless fish.  On the
few times I've needed it, I always use it a 1/2 strength, and it's worked
just fine.  I don't think I'd ever use it a full strength.