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Shahbazin

Rainbow Sick, Swollen Throat, Help!

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yes hun :)

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Yes.

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How many days should he be in salted water? I haven't seen any more slime coat shreds, & his tail is almost red-free.

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Keep using the salt until he looks fine again.  When I remove a fish from its pond for treatment, I wait at least a week or two after it looks perfectly normal before returning it to the pond.  If it had a serious illness, I might wait a month or two before letting it go home again.

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Thanks! I'm not putting him back any time soon, but I was worrying about over or under salting.

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You can go up to 0.3% salt if you wish or you can stay at the lower concentration if it appears to work.  Once he looks perfectly healthy, remove the salt and see what happens.

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How are you doing?

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Thanks for the inquiry, Koko! Between all the water changing, & being in charge of our Girl Scout troop's cookie sale, I haven't been on-line much.

I just put Rainbow back in the main tank this morning :) So far, so good. I'd pulled him out Jan 25th, ran Kanaplex for 6 days, a day off (he'd been looking better, then started looking funny again after a day of no meds), then Sulfaplex for 3 weeks, 5 tblsp salt in 15 gal. for 10 days (shortly after starting the Sulfaplex), the, 3 tblsp salt in 15 gal. for 8 days. This is his 6th day of no meds or salt. I took his heater out 4 days ago. He's had 100% water changes daily for 4 weeks & 5 days.

Close up of Rainbow this morning:
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Rainbow back with his buddies (I did an 80% water change this AM, & values were ph 8.0, ammonia 0, nitrite 0, nitrate 20 before the change):
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Great news!

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:thumbup2:

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I hope he continues to look good.  Yay!

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yay I'm so glad Rainbow is doing well!

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