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Old 03-28-2012, 11:41 AM   #1
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Fin Rot in planted 20 gallon


Removed fish to 10G QT treated with Maraplus.

Cranked up heat to 88 in now-empty 20G, hoping to kill the bug.

Is that all I can do? Keep the fish out so it doesn't have a host and let the higher heat accelerate it's demise?

Don't want to salt the plants nor do I want to expose the bio-sys to antibiotic.

Any and all suggestions are welcome. Thanks.
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Old 03-28-2012, 01:18 PM   #2
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Fin rot is caused by poor water quality and/or bacteria, which thrive in warm temps, so making the tank warmer is probably not the way to go.

What are your water parameters?
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:12 PM   #3
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Haven't had a chance to check. Actually, don't know where I put my API test kit. Ugh!
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