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Re: NFC: PoP Eye help
yes, the tetracycline wipes out a broad spectrum of
bacteria, both gram negative and gram positive, as
such the bacteria that do the denitrfying are history.
That is a danger when using any antibiotic. They are
equal opportunity killers.
I would do major water changes on the tank,40%,
increase the mechanical filtration and once the
tetracycline has been diluted seed the substrate with
gravel from a functioning tank. you can also swap
filter screens from one in a functioning tank. I would
hope that the water changes would help the popeye
condition. How big of a tank is it?
--- Stephen DiCerbo <mykiss at nycap_rr.com> wrote:
> jake levi wrote:
> > Hi Stephen
> > 'Popeye' is as much a symptom as a of conditions
> as a
> > result of disease.As you state, a number of varied
> > causes.
> > One thing to keep in mind is that
> > now you have little or no biofiltration going on
> > you need to increase your mechanical filtration as
> > well as water changes.It will take two months or
> > before you can count on effective biofiltration
> > in this tank.
> explain this to me... where did it go? were
> the bugs wiped out by
> the tetracycline?
> If I had known that, i never would have used it...
> > I have found 'popeye' to be of no contagion so
> > a
> > routine of draconian water changes when it occurs
> > if the infected fish doesnot clear it up in a
> month I
> > have euthanised them.
> Excuse my lack of vernacular here, what do you
> mean by Draconian?
> extreme? frequent?
> thanks, your imput has added to my knowledge base
> Stephen Di Cerbo
> stephen at stormtree_com
> " Here comes the trout that must be caught
> with tickling. "
> - William Shakespeare -
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