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Re: Plant Safe Medication


I have always used "Clout" in my planted tanks for a treatment. 
"Quick-Cure" should also do the job for you, but "Clout" has a wider
range.  Neither of these, nor "Life-Bearer" will harm plants. These
medications have been on the market for years and I've never had a
problem with them.

Good Luck, 

Merrill Cohen

Date: Wed, 06 Jun 2001 23:00:53 -0400
From: "carmelina t" <carmelina_t at hotmail_com>
Subject: Plant safe meds?

I'm new to this list (been lurking for about a week now) and I have a 
question :)

I am experiencing an outbreak of gill flukes in my planted aquarium
six discus, two clown loaches, five tetras and several otos) and I want
treat the entire tank (firstly because my q-tank is too small to house
my discus at once, and secondly, because I figure the flukes will just
if I don't treat the tank as well).
I have treated some of my discus with Praziquantal but am unsure if this
harmful to plants (I know it is harmful to my loaches).  I went to my
and they recommended Lifebearer (active ingredients are: 0.0-dimethyl, 
1-hydroxy, 2-trichloromethyl phosphate)  which they said won't harm the 
loaches or the plants.  But I'm not sure if I trust this information. 
any one know whether either of these treatments is safe for use in a
tank to kill gill flukes and if not what can I use?

Thanks for your help :)