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post #4 of (permalink) Old 12-08-2019, 06:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Squisher View Post
Thank you for that link. The info I had read was 2nd hand info passed on from that very discussion I think. But no link to it was provided and I hadn't been able to find it. So this will be very useful to me. I'm off to work here shortly but will be diving into the details when I get back home.

It may come to light when I read through that thread but if it comes to it I'm feeeling somewhat nervous about the pipet feeding of the solution. I've never handled my fish ever. So I was thinking lay it on a wet towel, hold it gently with one hand and insert the pipet just barely. I was guessing very little like 1 or 2 ml? Obviously being as efficient as possible and returning him to the water as quickly as possible. I'm concerned that he will flinch/convulse and I'll end up squirting the solution on him instead of in him. Still really hoping it doesn't come to any of this and he just accepts some food and starts to recover.
Dont worry, the epsom salt will not hurt the fish. Keep another pipette next to you filled with tank water. If a bit of salt water gets on the fish, just squirt area with the tank water to dilute. But, even at that (unless the Epsom salt goes into the eyes, in which case you will want to flush very quickly), the epsom salt will not hurt the fish.

Yes, with the dosage of meds, it takes very little to be effective. Try to get at least 2 ml ingested with pipette, but 1ml is within reason to be effective as well.

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