Treatment with Formalin MS

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  1. MaryAnn

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    I have 2 fish in QT I added 2 drops per gallon like it said
    Does anyone know how long I keep them in this like how many days?

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    Personally I only observe in QT, I do not treat unless I can diagnos an illness. Time in QT varies dependant on a few things.

    A) if the fish come from a LFS, then observation for 7-14 days is all I do provided they eat well from day one, act normally and show no signs of diease. For the first 7 days, I use 1.020, then for the second 7 I move salinity upwards to my target 1.025, .001 per day.

    B) if the fish is shipped, I follow the same regime, but extend QT to around 30 days.

    Only when signs of diease are evident do I use any meds as the long term effects of these can be problematic.
     
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    Mine have ick and flake so I put all of them in qt I added 2 drops per gallon like it said and all fish are eating and seem better how long should I leave them in it?

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    Mine have ick and flake so I put all of them in qt I added 2 drops per gallon like it said and all fish are eating and seem better how long should I leave them in it?

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    If your fighting Ick, I do not know the success in using Formalin only cupramine and hypo in the past.

    That being said, if the medication is working, I go a full 21 days after the last spot is seen before I declare the fish clean of the parasite.

    That being said, I leave my DT fishless for 72 days, before I declare it Ick free
     
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    Thank you have have all of them in copper safe and they all seem to be doing well they are eating I didnt know how long to treat them and my dt is fishless

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    Perfect, eating is super important, strong fish beat Ick.
    We wish success!
     
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