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  1. Hi, I have a question. I am QTing my two fish pOdge and Louie. Louie had ich on him when I got him, and he was in the bag with pOdge from the pet shop so I am QTing them together. I have added the info from the d&d thread I just made for pOdges eye. It seems her eye is ok, but due to my tank being so small, it has been recommended I do 100% daily water changes, which I am more than happy to do. I cannot get a bigger QT tank at the moment and am keeping a very close eye on water parameters and their health. I have just started day 5 treatment for ich: The QT tank was a 12L on day one, and upgraded to a 19L on day two with 100% WC. We have just finished day 4. Did a 50% water change yesterday vacuuming the bottom of the tank, and 100% today removing and replacing filter floss. I increased the tank temp to from 22-26deg celcius over the first 36hr. Commenced salt treatment starting at 0.1% 5hrs after they were in the tank, increasing to 0.2% 12hrs later, and 0.3% 24hrs later again. No Ich spots have been seen for 2 days. I therefore have at least 7 more days of 0.3% salt to get through, and I also need to prazi. I have Blue Planet Fluke/Tapeworm Tablets 100 (Praziquantel) as I could not get the prazi recommended. Each tablet contains 100mg of Praziquantel. My questions are; I have noticed that the recommendations for prazi treatment indicate WC (>50%) only on certain days. I need to do 100% WC daily, so how will this affect my treatment schedule? Do I keep the 0.3% salt up for the whole 30 days? or should it be less for the tablets I have? http://www.kokosgoldfish.invisionzone.com/forum/index.php?/topic/105076-schedules-for-the-treatment-of-flukes-etc-using-praziquantel/ I couldn't get my head around this so I thought I would ask. Thanks for your help. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0ppm (0.1ppm prior to 100% water change today) * Nitrite Level(Tank)0ppm * Nitrate level(Tank)0ppm * Ammonia Level(Tap)0ppm * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0ppm * Nitrate level(Tap) 0ppm * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 8.4 kh55 gh250 approx. * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 8.4 kh55 gh250 approx. Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API Freshwater master test kit * Water temperature? 26deg Celcius * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 19L, two days (upgraded from a 12L and keeping a strict eye on the parameters esp ammonia) * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Aqua One Air Filter Cartridge for up to 26L. I cleaned the filter floss when doing 50% water change yesterday, and ditched it today for new filter floss with 100% water change today in case it was harbouring ich's. Carbon filter part has been removed. * How often do you change the water and how much? Did a 50% water change yesterday vacuuming the bottom of the tank, and 100% today due to ich treatment and their being in such a small tank (I don't have a bigger one for QT and cant get one at the moment ) * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Did a 50% water change yesterday vacuuming the bottom of the tank, and 100% today due to ich treatment and their being in such a small tank (I don't have a bigger one for QT and cant get one at the moment ) * How many fish in the tank and their size? 2 both about 5-6cm * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime and salt 0.3% (for current ich treatment) * What do you feed your fish and how often? Nutrifin Max Flakes small pinch morning and night, the food is all gone before it hits the bottom of the tank, and it is gone in less than a min. They were fed shelled peas yesterday and gobbled them up really quickly... prob had about 1.5 peas each (did the 50% water change/tank vac after this) * Any new fish added to the tank? No, they have both been in QT the same length of time * Any medications added to the tank? salt 0.3% (for current ich treatment) * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Louie had ich spots on him when I got him so increased the tank temp to from 22-26deg celcius over 36hr and commenced salt treatment starting at 0.1% 5hrs after they were in the tank, increasing to 0.2% 12hrs later, and 0.3% 24hrs later again. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? pOdges right eye is not in the same position as her left eye, it looks a little protruded at the top. Ich that was seen on Louie is gone and no other ich has been seen for 2 days. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? No unusual behaviour, just wanted to catch the eye thing quickly if it was a problem. Both have responded fine to the salt/temp treatment, and both are eating fine and interacting with me really well. pOdge likes to come over and 'have a chat' when you go near the tank and move your mouth .
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