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Postby krekra » Fri Jun 22, 2007 10:10 am

The green stuff gets the ich and the acriflavin gets the secondary fungas that is common after ich treatment. Not sure what the third is for
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Postby Angel Fish » Fri Jun 22, 2007 10:16 am

I've tried to contact King British this evening, but they shut at 5pm. I've sent them an email regarding their White Spot Control and will hopefully hear from them in the morning - they're usually pretty good at replying.
For now, continue at half strength until we know for sure.......Or unless anyone else has used this stuff with Gouramis :)
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Postby Rupert07 » Fri Jun 22, 2007 10:25 am

Thanks Kekra,

I might continue spacing out the full dose over 24 hours.

If anyone has anyone has any more thoughts all are gratefully recieved :)
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Postby Rupert07 » Fri Jun 22, 2007 10:28 am

Angel Fish, Thank you for that, I appreciate it! :D I never would have thought to contact them! Liz
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Postby Angel Fish » Fri Jun 22, 2007 10:33 am

Not a problem :D
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Postby Necrosis » Sat Jun 23, 2007 3:43 pm

Hi,
I treated my tank with Protozin and due to having clown loaches as previously mentioned could only use the half strength, unfortunatley my loaches did not survive but as soon as they had departed for a higher tank of existence I increased to full doses and saved the rest of my fish (inc tetras). So basically after all this talk, I am agreeing with Krekra and suggesting you up to the full dose. One word of caution though, follow the bottle instructions and finish the current round of meds then replace carbon filter for 24-48 hours, remove and begin treatment again. This should prevent an overdose of meds due to some still being in the water from the previous treatment cycle. ( A partial water change will also help)
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Postby Angel Fish » Sun Jun 24, 2007 11:54 pm

I've always used Protozin at full strength with no problems (I have Cloaches too)
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Postby Angel Fish » Mon Jun 25, 2007 9:48 am

I got this reply this afternoon:

Thank you for your e mail.

There is no reason why the White Spot Control treatment cannot be used at the full dose with Honey Gouramis. As far as my literature shows, these fish are not particularly sensitive to Malachite Green, and so a full dose (1ml per 9 Litres) should be fine.

However, if you have any doubts whatsoever about using this treatment then you should add a smaller dose to start with, and keep a close eye on them for any signs of distress. If there is any unusual behaviour, then a 50% water change is recommended.

Regards Michelle Hailes Aquatic Biologist
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Postby Rupert07 » Mon Jun 25, 2007 1:45 pm

Thats good to know :)

As I have been spreading the full dose out over two days, I think I'm going to wait untill tomorrow and then put in a full dose.

The gouramis don't seem too bad, at the moment I can't see any spots on them, it's just some tetras that seem to have them, and one who seems to be getting more :? So I'm not really sure what stage I'm at in conquering it!

Thank you to everyone for your help, it's really appreciated :D
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Postby Angel Fish » Mon Jun 25, 2007 1:49 pm

At least now the Tetras can get the full dose. I hope it all starts to get better for you soon :)
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