I purchased some Metroplex, Focus, and Garlic Gaurd and mixed up several batches of food with bloodworms, brineshrimp, omega one flakes and omega one shrimp pellets. I'm going to package it up tonight after it finishes soaking. The loaches love the bloodworms, brine shrimp and flakes.
Tomorrow is a water change. The fish need a fast day, some of them have simply gotten fat. The only slender ones are the angelicus.
I intend on only feeding my Metroplex feed for the next 6 days while keeping up with the Paragaurd doses. Assuming no spots show up next week, i'll reevaluate the paragaurd dosing.
The angelicus are still flashing!! No end in sight, but we'll keep pushing on. Until the flashing ends and 7 days passes, I will not stop the treatments. 14 days in now. Ich stinks!
Did a 30% water change tonight, and about to dose Paragaurd.
I'll try to get some pictures of the fish tomorrow to show you their appearance.
Thanks again all!
I haven't observed any flashing from the fish for a few days now! I consider this a major breakthrough. Everyones breathing looks non-labored and normal. At this point, considering my SeaChem Paragaurd bottle is getting lower, I'm going to push forward until the bottle is gone. Hopefully myself and my loaches are nearing the end of this stressful battle. I intend on stopping the medicated feed once its gone, at this pace it should be gone by this weekend, probably around the same time the SeaChem Paragaurd is gone.
I'll keep y'all updated
Also cleaned filter media in the water i was removing
That is, these bacteria detoxify these nitrites by making nitrates, being 10.000 times less toxic.
So, while your need for cleaning is certainly understandable, it is better to keep it within limits
Picked up another quart of Paragaurd today, to continue treatment.
All 3 kubotia/angelicus are coming out now, and the other loaches are doing great as always. The fact the 3rd kubotia is coming out now is promising. Gonna keep dosing for another 7 days.
Thanks for the reply Diana!
I'm so happy to see the progress the tank has made. All of the loaches are now coming out of hiding during the day and rummaging about. Today we fed flakes and the little yoyo and his golden zebra friends were swimming around upside down on the top of the tank scarfing down flakes with the other fish. The bigger yoyo and the 3 anglicus/kubotai we're getting after the flakes falling to the bottom.
Part of me thinks the "flashing" i observed was him just scratching himself, but at the same time, as I said before, I don't want to backtrack with all the progress we are making. Makes me sick I keep dosing the tank this long, and exposing everyone to chemicals, but I suppose it's the right thing to do.
Thanks again for all the replys!
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