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Old 01-17-2013, 02:08 AM   #1
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I have a bacteria problem in one of my tanks. I am treating with Marycyn and I had a number of my tigers die off. I netted out the surviving tigers and blue velvets and put them in a pail with RO water and an airstone. How long can I keep these guys in the pail? Should I add them to my other shrimp tank?
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:14 AM   #2
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do not add them to another shrimp tank, if they are infected whit some thing your just going to spread it to a new tank.

try to get the ph and gh and tds in the pail to as close as it was in the tank and a lot of plants or a cycled filter to keep the ammonia and what not down
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:55 PM   #3
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I had a bacterial outbreak before. Speedie408 told me to use Melafix instead. It worked!

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Old 01-18-2013, 12:50 AM   #4
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I tried that first it did not work for me


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I had a bacterial outbreak before. Speedie408 told me to use Melafix instead. It worked!

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Old 01-18-2013, 04:51 AM   #5
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What type of bacterial problem are you having? Something infecting the shrimp?

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Old 01-18-2013, 01:12 PM   #6
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I kept mine in Tupperware with an air stone, IAL leaf and alder cones to help combat the bacterial infection they may have had. Kept them in there for two weeks while I tore down the tank and restarted it. Did 30-50% water changes every 2-3 days in their Tupperware since it was small. Then reintroduced them to the tank. They did fine though lost a bit of color being cooped up. They gained it back quickly once introduced back to the new tank.
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:23 PM   #7
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Thanks - I did not think about doing water changes that often - I will change it tonight.

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I kept mine in Tupperware with an air stone, IAL leaf and alder cones to help combat the bacterial infection they may have had. Kept them in there for two weeks while I tore down the tank and restarted it. Did 30-50% water changes every 2-3 days in their Tupperware since it was small. Then reintroduced them to the tank. They did fine though lost a bit of color being cooped up. They gained it back quickly once introduced back to the new tank.
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:25 PM   #8
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I think I had the BGA - water had a really bad odor - I am on my last day of treatment with Maracyn.


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Old 01-18-2013, 07:41 PM   #9
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A lot of people recommend against big water changes. I changed 100% daily on a berried OEBT with good results and she fully recovered. But that's an extreme I don't recommend. Lol!
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I tried that first it did not work for me
I forgot to mention that you need to do the treatment for two weeks, and then do a 50% water change. Seriously, if the Maracyn treatment doesn't work, I'd go back to trying Melafix for two weeks. What do you have to lose?
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:07 PM   #11
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I forgot to mention that you need to do the treatment for two weeks, and then do a 50% water change. Seriously, if the Maracyn treatment doesn't work, I'd go back to trying Melafix for two weeks. What do you have to lose?
What do you have to lose? All your stock. I did 3 weeks of Melafix and 5 days of Maracyn 2 that did not stop a bacterial infection outbreak in my tank. The Maracyn actually killed two ramshorns, one OEBT, and 2 neos during those 5 days...strong stuff. I had to tear the whole tank down, bleach everything, get new substrate, new filter media, hoses, the works. There comes a time to give up the ghost and start over. After each week of Melafix I did an 80% water change (which is what is normally recommended). Seriously, did everything I could think of. Lost 20 OEBTs, most to bacterial infection the others I have a suspicion it was due to the meds. Lost 4 Supreme neos during the whole course of treatment and that was just the adults, I lost countless babies. And that had nothing to do with the bacterial infection, they didn't have it.
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:15 AM   #12
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I've lost many shrimp from a bacterial infection. I dosed the whole tank with paraguard for about 14 days at full strength since the bacteria was in their environment too. They got better fully; that is another option you can try. I had the 100 mL bottle, and was still left with about 1/4 of it by the end of treatment.
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:19 PM   #13
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The marycyn seemed to have worked

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