Hello. I went to Pets Lover centre earlier on to get the the medicine named 'Protozin' for my fishes as they are suffering from white spots and fungus. As my aquarium contains shirmps too, the vet there suggested that I transfer some water from the tank and the affected fishes into another area, put the medicine in and let my fishes swim in it for abt 30 mins before putting them back in the aquarium.
My question now is, do I put the water(with Protozin) back in the tank or just the fishes? Just the fishes right? Or why did I transfer out the fish in the first place. Then I just top up the tank with the new water ya? And usually how long it takes for the white spots and fungus to be cured totally? Or it depends on serverity...
Sorry.. I had to bother you with these questions. ): Thank you.
Isolation is necessary when sick fish are present. It is highly advisable that the water from your aquarium tank should be used for treatment and isolation of the fish to be put in another tank. Though the product you made mentioned is safe for fish, plants and filters, it clearly states that it shouldn't be used in your aquarium when shrimps are present. Thus, isolation is necessary.
Putting only the sick fish after treatment back into the aquarium is the ideal way. This is also safeguard potential loss of your shrimp in your aquarium. It is true that treatment and recovery is highly dependent on the severity as well the as the resistance of your individual fish. It is not always a guarantee to have a 100% recovery rate, since some may also succumb to the disease though mortality is low.
In addition, the product also state that proper calculation of the dosage is highly recommended and mixing of treatments (i.e. using another type of water medication) is not adivised. Just a precaution that the product also contains malachite green, formaldehyde as well as copper sulphate known to cause skin sensitivity thus washing of hands is highly advised when in contact.
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Eliezer M. Bauzon, DVM RN