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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-15-2014, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
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Talking Experiment worked!

Hi! I wanted to share with you, a method that helped my fish heal of a bacterial infection, without killing my plants and shrimp! I bought Celestial Pearl Danios and one of them had his fins all clamped, and had a bacterial infection on his body! I was scared to put anything in the tank, because I have several kinds of shrimp, (One crystal red, lost the rest the day after getting them to a power outage for a couple of hours, but one survived) orange shrimp, and cherries! Anyway, I decided to use Melafix, and Pimifix, Aquasafe, garlic,(powdered in water) and neomycin! DAILY, I would first do a 30 percent water change! Then, add 1/2 doses of both Melafix, and Pimifix! Add correct dosage of AquaSafe! Then, soak their food in garlic, and neomycin! I fed them at least three times a day! At the end of the week, my fish was swimming normally, open fins, and all signs of bacteria were gone, and there were no shrimp losses, including the Crystal Red!
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-15-2014, 04:44 PM
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Thanks for sharing your experience, information like this is great and helps others make better decisions when it comes to treating their fish.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-15-2014, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
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Your welcome! I searched the internet for hours, and no one is really clear about the choices, when it comes down to having shrimp in the tank! I know a lot of people don't think the Melafix/Pimafix does anything, but I believe it may contribute to the fish not getting any worse, while the garlic and neomycin did their job! Also, the AquaSafe, helps with their slimecoat, and promotes healing! Anyway, hopefully, it can help someone else in the same fix!
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-15-2014, 07:10 PM
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I use garlic extreme to kill most if not all ich in sw tanks. I put the fish in a container and target drop 2-4 drops of it on the fish. I seen the ich fall off when they swim thru the garlic extreme cloud. I donno if it works on all fish. I am still testing it. It worked twice on a flame angel. It was a beautiful sight to see
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-15-2014, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
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Garlic can do wonders! I used to have a salt water tank, and my one damselfish, would get ick once in a while, and the garlic did the trick!
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