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how often and how much do you feed crowley?
I feed them all twice a day. Brine shrimp (live or frozen) in the morning. Live blood worms in the evening.
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Wait- did you just stick a bunch of loaches in a tank that just had a fish with velvet in it?

Augh- that tank should have sat fallow (empty) at a high temperature for at least 2 weeks first to make sure the parasites were killed off!

I'd go ahead and medicate the main tank now, too... and you'll need to research to figure out what dosage to use, since scaleless fish are very sensitive to meds.

You're in too big a hurry- slow down!

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Wait- did you just stick a bunch of loaches in a tank that just had a fish with velvet in it?

Augh- that tank should have sat fallow (empty) at a high temperature for at least 2 weeks first to make sure the parasites were killed off!

I'd go ahead and medicate the main tank now, too... and you'll need to research to figure out what dosage to use, since scaleless fish are very sensitive to meds.

You're in too big a hurry- slow down!
I couldn't agree more. This hobby is about slow and steady, not instant gratification. Moving too fast just ends up with the fish suffering unnecessarily.


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Augh- that tank should have sat fallow (empty) at a high temperature for at least 2 weeks first to make sure the parasites were killed off!


Everything was ripped out, bleach dipped, soaked in Potassium Permanganate overnight, and a full water change. I discussed it with the people at my LFS, who are very knowledgeable, and they thought it was fine (main tank was also already dosed with meds before breakdown). Sorry you don't agree.
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If you did sterilize it then that's a different story!

Though what did you do with the substrate?

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How long did it take to cycle the tank after bleaching everything?


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Though what did you do with the substrate?
Hydrogen Peroxide bath.
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How long did it take to cycle the tank after bleaching everything?
About three days. I pulled filter media over from the other tanks.
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So far everything is looking good. Got the Eheim POS running again last night. No idea what was wrong with it. Took it apart, lubed it, reprimed and it started right up . . . *fingers crossed* that it doesn’t keep conking out randomly.

Kuhli’s are still darting and playing and seem to doing great.

Crowley seems to be perking up in his yellow hospital tank. He flared last night when I was doing the nightly partial water change the meds proscribe.

L. aromatica is toast. Or more specifically, it’s goo. Not sure what went wrong with it as all the other plants (including the crypts) are fine. Maybe it needs CO2? Anyway, total failure in the tank. *sigh* And it was so dang pretty when I put it in.
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L. aromatica is toast. Or more specifically, itís goo. Not sure what went wrong with it as all the other plants (including the crypts) are fine. Maybe it needs CO2? Anyway, total failure in the tank. *sigh* And it was so dang pretty when I put it in.
Don't be too quick to toss it if you have stems still holding together. When my L. Aromatica came in it took a while to recover but now it's hard to keep in control. I'm actually starting to expand it down the back of my tank to use in place of vals because the color on it is gorgeous.
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About three days. I pulled filter media over from the other tanks.
Smart move. Glad everybody seems to be doing better. I really want to see some good pics of Crowley when he gets healthy.


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Don't be too quick to toss it if you have stems still holding together. When my L. Aromatica came in it took a while to recover but now it's hard to keep in control. I'm actually starting to expand it down the back of my tank to use in place of vals because the color on it is gorgeous.
Ok, I'll leave it in and hope it's behaving like a crypt. Will report in later.
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Smart move. Glad everybody seems to be doing better. I really want to see some good pics of Crowley when he gets healthy.
I can't wait to get him out of the yellow water so I can actaully SEE him. I think I'm deffinatly going to put him in Nigel's smaller 6G for awhile and move Nigel to the 20L (none of this willh happen though until I know the kuhlis quarentine time is up and Crowley is done with his meds (both of which should conclude about the same time).

He's starting to look like the pic though, which is reassuring.
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