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- Apr 13, 2020
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Thanks jay - going with fixich and paraguard by Fritz will remove inverts
Fix-ich is strong. Be sure to measure exactly, increase oxygen, maintain Good water quality and regretfully to say- expect the worse within 72 hrs of treatment as it generally takes that long for most medication to effectively reverse the effectsThanks jay - going with fixich and paraguard by Fritz will remove inverts
Don't mix Fixich and Paragard - the first has gentian violet and the second has malachite green....two organic dyes at the same time isn't a good idea.Thanks jay - going with fixich and paraguard by Fritz will remove inverts
The lion has ich, just that it has gone to the stage on it where the trophonts cause skin changes and you start to see cloudy eyes, etc. it could also have other issues, multiple diseases are not heard of.
At this point, even copper may not act fast enough to save the lion, I wouldn’t rely on any “reef safe” medications at this point.
Fritz said to use both and gave the above regime. I’ve heard good things in fixich but not heard anything on paraguard.Don't mix Fixich and Paragard - the first has gentian violet and the second has malachite green....two organic dyes at the same time isn't a good idea.
Gentian violet is a really old school medication. I have to quote Nelson Herwig's book (my bible from 1975) "...toxic to many species of fish; use with extreme caution; not particularly effective."
Haha fair enough. I think your probably right but earlier was in panic made so was just reacting to fix the problems. I don’t know if it will save the lion. But I’m sure it will atleast save some of the other fish. Funily enough the purple has no spots yet. The irony.Yep - two different products, while I'm not a huge fan of treating fish with essential oils, it shouldn't hurt anything to mix those.