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This topic contains 6 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by  WaterRaven 9 years, 6 months ago.

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  • #300212

    WaterRaven
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    I have two dojo loaches/weather loaches and I noticed one of them has a torn tail fin. I wish I had noticed this yesterday when I purchased him /smile.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:)” border=”0″ alt=”smile.gif” />

    #313926

    mickthefish
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    try using melafix instead of salt, this product is very good for torn fins and you should see results in a matter of days.

    mick

    #313927

    WaterRaven
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    QUOTE (mickthefish @ May 23 2009, 04:12 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    try using melafix instead of salt, this product is very good for torn fins and you should see results in a matter of days.

    mick

    Hey Mick,

    Thanks for the advice. I have Melafix, I am just always hesitant to take the carbon out of the filter for medications. I started out with goldfish and have a couple of other tanks now, but I just love being able to use salt for just about everything when it comes to goldfish.

    Thanks again

    #313934

    Eyrie
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    Torn fins usually heal on their own provided the fish is kept in top quality water, and Melafix helps both with the healing process and to prevent any bacterial infection setting in. So I’d combine plenty of water changes with the Melafix

    #313936

    WaterRaven
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    QUOTE (Eyrie @ May 24 2009, 12:30 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Torn fins usually heal on their own provided the fish is kept in top quality water, and Melafix helps both with the healing process and to prevent any bacterial infection setting in. So I’d combine plenty of water changes with the Melafix
    Thank you very much for the reply /smile.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:)” border=”0″ alt=”smile.gif” />

    Is it true the melafix will not work with the carbon in because the carbon will absorb it when it runs through the filter? That’s what I’ve read and have taken the carbon out in the past.

    I was surprised to see the torn fin, honestly, the dojo loaches were with ballon mollies? Ah petstores… It was probably an employee accident.

    #313946

    Bluedave
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    Loaches don’t like salt.

    You will need to remove the carbon from your filter when medicating.

    I don’t use carbon in my tanks and I know a lot of other people don’t, it’s only really necessary for removing medications.

    #313952

    WaterRaven
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    QUOTE (Bluedave @ May 26 2009, 01:40 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Loaches don’t like salt.

    You will need to remove the carbon from your filter when medicating.

    I don’t use carbon in my tanks and I know a lot of other people don’t, it’s only really necessary for removing medications.

    Thank you

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