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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-11-2020, 10:39 PM Thread Starter
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Water changes with Tetra Lifeguard.

I noticed one of our dwarf Gourami had a rather large red patch with white string on the side of his face. We had just picked up 16 ottos the day before so our quarantine tank is booked up. I did the next best thing and moved the dwarf Gourami and an opaline gourami that looked like he might have a spot to a 5 gallon bucket with a few fake plants, filter and heater. I started dosing tetra lifeguard which is supposed to be an all in one treatment for bacterial, parasitic and fungul infections. Today ( day 3) of treatment ammonia spiked in the bucket to almost 3 ppm so I had to do a pretty big water change. Does anyone know if this throws off the medication dose? If so what can I do to fix or change up the treatment?

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Yes, it will throw off the recommended dosage for meds to do water changes-- but you MUST do them. The trick is to put back meds take out with each daily water change. Take out 50% of the water- put back a half dose of the medication.

So, do daily water changes- enough that NO ammonia exposure is given to fish. If what you are doing is not doing it- do more.

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