Is it safe to mix fish medication?

Most fish treatments are water-based, meaning that they are mixed in with the tank water. Never, ever apply medication directly to your fish. You will see the same “burns” from over-medication, except now it is a direct chemical burn.

Can I transfer fish from one tank to another?

All fish, as well as all decor, equipment, and gravel, can be transferred without washing, but it’s advisable to leave most of the old water behind.

What happens if you put fish in a tank straight away?

Nitrifying bacteria convert toxic ammonia into nitrite, then less toxic nitrate. Without beneficial bacteria in place inside an aquarium filter, fishkeeping as we know it is not possible as, as soon as you put fish in your tank, ammonia will be excreted and they will poison themselves and die.

How long does it take for fish medicine to work?

White spots may not always be visible on fish. SUPER ICK CURE fish remedy usually kills the Ich parasite within 24 hours, and is safe for use in both freshwater and saltwater aquariums. This product comes in both liquid and powder form, and it is important to dose according to the directions on packaging.

How long should you acclimate fish?

Float the sealed bag in your aquarium for at least 15 minutes but no longer than one hour to allow for temperature acclimation. The water in the bag should be the same temperature as that of your tank prior to proceeding to the next step.

How long should I let my tank cycle before adding fish?

Wait until both the ammonia and nitrite levels have risen and then fallen to zero before adding more fish. It usually take about 3-6 weeks for a new aquarium to go through the initial Nitrogen cycle, so fish should be added only a few per week during this time.

What should I do before adding medicinal treatment to my fish?

Performing a partial water change before adding any medicinal treatment is a good idea and will refresh and help improve the environment of your fish. As with all indoor water changes, be careful not to add water with a significantly different temperature to that in the aquarium, or this may stress healthy and ill fish further.

What to do if your fish has an infection in the tank?

The second option is to only use aquarium salt to treat infections – the most effective way to do so is to give your fish a salt bath. To prepare a salt bath for your fish, fill a bucket with aquarium water and make sure it matches the temperature and water chemistry of your existing tank water.

How do you get a fish out of a quarantine tank?

Float the sealed plastic bag with your fish in the quarantine tank. Leave the bag in the water for 15 minutes so that the fish can gradually adjust to the water temperature. Cut the bag open the bag and allow the fish to swim free in the quarantine tank.

What to do with a hospital fish tank?

After you have set up your hospital tank you need to maintain it just as you would your main tank. Even when you have fish in the hospital tank, you should still perform routine water changes to keep the water quality in the tank high – this is especially important if you are not using a filter that has a chemical filtration component.

Performing a partial water change before adding any medicinal treatment is a good idea and will refresh and help improve the environment of your fish. As with all indoor water changes, be careful not to add water with a significantly different temperature to that in the aquarium, or this may stress healthy and ill fish further.

The second option is to only use aquarium salt to treat infections – the most effective way to do so is to give your fish a salt bath. To prepare a salt bath for your fish, fill a bucket with aquarium water and make sure it matches the temperature and water chemistry of your existing tank water.

What happens if you put medication in a fish tank?

Even if the medication does work to kill the bad bacteria, it will also kill off the beneficial bacteria in your tank which will cause a bigger problem. If you kill the beneficial bacteria in your tank it will cause the tank to re-cycle and that could result in toxic levels of ammonia and/or nitrate.

How often should I change the water in my fish tank?

Removing and replacing about 20% of the water is usually sufficient with each water change. Make more frequent water changes if the water quality test results are not at the correct levels for your fish. Always add dechlorinator or water conditioner to tap water before adding it into your aquarium.

Is fenbendazole harmful to fish?

Fenbendazole is the main ingredient and its a fantastic and generally safe dewormer used to treat cattle right down to your aquarium fish.

SUPER ICK CURE fish remedy usually kills the Ich parasite within 24 hours, and is safe for use in both freshwater and saltwater aquariums. This product comes in both liquid and powder form, and it is important to dose according to the directions on packaging.

How do you use Fenbendazole for fish?

Fenbendazole

  1. 1 tbsp food (preferably pellets or frozen food)
  2. 1 scoop (~ 1/8 teaspoon) of medication (Fenbendazole)
  3. 1 scoop Seachem Focus (this helps to bind the medication to food – but Fenbendazole is NOT reef safe)
  4. A pinch of Epsom salt to help expel dead worms/parasites.
  5. A few drops of saltwater or fish vitamins.

How do you treat fish worms?

Work methodically using a sand or gravel siphon — this is called vacuuming — to remove the worms from the sides and bottom of your fish tank. Make sure you don’t remove more than 10%-15% of the water in the process.