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> > I treated with formaline my planted tank and several plants were
> > (the dose was 1 drop per 2 liters formaldehide 40%). -
> > Dammaged:
> > Eichhornia azurea (yelow leaves on one hour)
> > Aponogeton ulvaceus ( " )
> > Ceratophyllum demersum (lost)
> > Barclaya longifolia (big holes)
> > Riccia (stoped bubblin for serveral days)
> You dosed (too) high.
> 50% less would have likely not had the effects you saw.
> When some plants are effected while others are not, this tends to be the
> In any event, if a well run tank, you should not need medications
> and then only something like malachite Green for ick etc.
> The other option is a quarantine tank or a Dip in the medication solution.
> Reduce fish load, get the tank's parameters back in line for the plants
> the tank should have extremely low NO3's, high O2, plenty of cover and you
> should feed well with a variety of foods, not just flake etc.
> I have not needed medications for fish for some 15 years.
> Tom Barr
I was treating Dactylogyrus on a wild discus, and I treaed wit a 1/3 less
the prescribed dosse (3 drops per gallon). The bath dip is very difficult,
my tank has about 1.000 liters and to net is very hard, and with guill
flukes, ther reinfection is sure.
My fish load is 2 wild discus, 4 Apistogramma nijseni, 2 Crenicicla
compressiceps 20 Otos,
50-100 Caridina 10 Corys, 2 Hypancistrus zebra,
¿Do you think is overloaded?.
I never treat the tank to save one few dollar fish, the problem is my discus
expensives -I do not tell you the price because I,m afraid
my wife will read this post :-)- My nitrates are under 5 mg/l.
Which artelnative do you suggest?