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NFC: salinaty torlorances of darters?
Hi, I will introduce myself later,
I am dealing with an ick outbreak in my 35 gal.
I have already lost several fish, including 1 of my fantail darters.
the darter wasn't exhibiting any signs of ick, so I think the salt got her.
the male dosne't look too good right now either. I was afraid to dose with
anything but salt to treat the ich, because of the 3 khuile loaches in the
tank. I also increased the temp to 85F.
either the salt or the temp, isn't doing my darters anygood. the flagfish,
the blackskirts, the red eye, and the albino cory don;t seem to mind.
the main victims of the ich have been my rams and cherry barbs. i got the
rams for 1$ apeice from an unlabed tank (couldn;t resist).i have lost 3,
leaving me with one. I also have 1 surviving cherry barb as well (2 dead).
I also lost a serpea. interestingly, the ph of the tank i got the rams from
at the store matched my tank water, 8.2(hard well) i suspect this may be
the cause of the outbreak.
so, how much salt can you get away with with darters?
i don;t want to repeat the same mistake when i get my rainbows or orange
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