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Hi everyone,
I was reading about treating/quarantining feeder fish. I intend on keeping Rosy Red Minnows and guppies as pets, but I would be buying from a LFS. Now I know these little feeder fish are often put under horrendous conditions and are most likely infected with some sort of fungus, bacterial infection or parasites. After reading about a bunch of different medication I am just really confused. I would like to keep them as pets and let them breed so people in the area can purchase them eventually as a healthy, disease free meal for their carnivorous fish (it seems that it is a big hassle to find feeder fish that are potentially not dangerous to their little carnivores and many deem that it is not worth raising feeder fish.)

The methods I have read about so far:
1. Melafix, Pimafix and raising the temperature
2. Aquarium Salt and raising the temperature
3. Do nothing and wait for 4 weeks

I so far have Kordon Rid Ich+ which "controls Ich, a wide range of external protozoan and fungal diseases".

Are Paraguard and Rid Ich+ the same thing? Do Melafix and Pimafix have the same effect as Paraguard or Rid Ich+? Do these treat internal parasites? If not what should I get to treat them?

If there is a thread that will thoroughly answer all my questions please let me know.
 

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I guess I could just sell the feeder fish under the pretense that they can use them for whatever reason they want and not specifically as feeder fish. Thanks for the advice lauraleellbp! The medication link is great too.

@amxcoffeegirl I see, I'll keep an eye out for all the weird stuff like pinecone scales and such. I'm so new to fish keeping I didn't even think about it haha



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