Recently, 4 weeks ago, I started a low tech planted aquarium and everything was going well until, i added some stock! On the 4th week, i added 10 very small cardinal tetra. For me the whole process was a nightmare because, the supplier sent me the fish in a massive box, 4 times as big as the aquarium they were intended for. Anyways, because the bag was so big in my aquarium, i panicked, and put the fish in before the tempratures of bag and aquarium were levled out.
The next day, one fish was practically dead so was removed, and, most of the others had white spots on the fins and bodies. Therefore, the next day, i aquired some esha exit so that i could treat the fish. The doseage was 6 drops on day 1, followed by 3 drops day 2 and 3 drops on the third day. However, the white spot is still observable on the 3 rd day after treatment. All the fish have become quite reclusive and seem to have gone of their food.
In the instructions for use of esha exit is says that there might be a need for another treatment, clearly, in my case, i will definately have to dose again. But, firstly, i will do a 50% water change tomorrow(day4) then day5 i will reapply the treatment. During the next round of treatment, i will also increase the temp from 24 degrees celcius to 30 degrees, apparently this helps make the treatment more effective. Should or could i add another esha treatment to increase the treatments effectiveness?
The aquarium is heavily planted, with 6 amano shrimps hence the use of esha exit.
Any advice would be most gratefully recieved.