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Dosing Iron with Scaleless Fish

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I have an Iron supplement for my tank, but I feel like when I dose (like once a week) the fish seem stressed. I just read that metal in the water can be difficult for scaleless fish which I have a good number of. Should I just cut this out? Thanks!
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How much are you dosing, and what exactly are you dosing? I have dosed CSM+B before with shrimp as well as scaleless fish with no problems.

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How much are you dosing, and what exactly are you dosing? I have dosed CSM+B before with shrimp as well as scaleless fish with no problems.
I am only doing 5ml in my 130 gallon tank when I do it, but it still seems to freak them out. Not sure whats up.
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Which iron supplement are you using?
Is '5ml per 130 gallons' the right dose?
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5 mL in a 130 gallon aquarium seems unlikely to have any effect unless you are trying to dose a super saturated solution (and even then...)

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If it were 5ml CSM+B dry fert in a 130gallon tank, it would still raise Fe concentration by a good 0.5ppm.
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