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Re: Ich, Malachite Green and Loaches


thanks for the extra info about tetras as well. the medication had no such 
warning labels here. I doubt the manufacturers were aware of the side 
effects either. That or they sell fish as well :p


> >
> > 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 
>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.

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