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NFC: Re: salinty tolerances of darters.
Kidt Cordry writes:
> Hi, I will introduce myself later,
> "business" first...
> I am dealing with an ick outbreak in my 35 gal.
> I have already lost several fish, including 1 of my fantail darters.
> so, how much salt can you get away with with darters?
I don't know why anyone would avoid a known effective cure for ich like
Aquarium Products' "Quick Cure". It is " A 'tri-chelated' formula of 99.20%
formaldehyde .75% malachite green". This product is inexpensive, available
everywhere (in some incarnation), and works great. It will not hurt plants
or snails. The directions recommend one drop/ gallon unless treating tetras,
then half that. I have always used the tetra dosage. Some people warn that
the malachite green will stain your aquarium silicone blue, but it has always
faded away completely within a week.
I would suggest lowering your tank temps to one that your fish are happy
with, and using water like that found in their natural habitats to minimize
Obviously, a quarantine tank would have prevented this, but, yeah, I
BTW, don't khuli loaches and fantail darters have radically different
water parameter preferences? Should they be in the same tank at all?
WWW.thekrib.com has lots of stuff on ich.