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Old 02/08/2014, 01:25 AM   #151
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I will not ever medicate again.

I had a tank of healthy fish with excellent eight year old water quality and 200 lbs. of live rock three bubble tips one True Carpet and a 10 year old breeding pair of Tomato clowns.

I did notice a slight fraying of my rabbit fish and Drs. F & S recommended Melafix and Primafix.

The I added one dose of Melafix to my 120 on Sunday night after the usual 15% water change.

Then on Monday night I added a dose of Milafix and Pimafix together as I was told they go hand in hand.

Woke up Tuesday morning to find $780 worth of dead fish and had to do an emergency 20gallon water change before work.

No more medicating for my aquariums.


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Old 02/10/2014, 12:49 PM   #152
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Melafix is useless IME. It doesn't have any actual medication in it, just a homeopathic remedy based on tea oil. Never used Pimafix, but it appears to be a similar product.


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Old 02/10/2014, 07:42 PM   #153
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I have pictures of dead useless in the bottom of two five gallon salt bucket with water.

Tangs, my clown and ****** trigger, gold spotted rabbit fish etc.

$720 total.

I will not medicate again unless I was forced to do it.


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Old 02/11/2014, 08:36 PM   #154
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[QUOTE=Finsky;22421484]I have pictures of dead useless in the bottom of two five gallon salt bucket with water.

Tangs, my clown and ****** trigger, gold spotted rabbit fish etc.

$720 total.

I will not medicate again unless I was forced to do it.[/QUOTE

I emphasize with you. I only medicate as a last resort

For cyano I use ethromyacin. This worked great for about 20 tanks. Then in one tank I lost 6 fish overnight. Now only as a last resort


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Old 04/18/2014, 09:54 AM   #155
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Does anyone know of any flakes or pellets that do not use ethoxyquin as a preservative? So far of what I have on hand, only the NLS pellets are not showing ethoxyquin.

I feed mainly frozen & the fish do enjoy clam frenzy so that is just as much for them as the corals. I'm looking to keep the diet balanced & was soaking pellets & flakes in selcon or fish oil.

I've worked at a vet & seen what "bad" preservatives do to animals. BHA, BHT, & ethoxyquin are known to cause cancer & I'd like to keep it out of my fish too.


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Old 07/31/2014, 05:18 AM   #156
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Fish Disease Treatment

Hi. I really appreciate all of your posts here about the right nutrition and vitamins for fish. I have been taking care of my small fishes for about 7 years now, but the only thing , i noticed was, they died easily. Maybe, I do lack the knowledge about its proper care and diet. I am happy that I found this forum threads that talks about fish.


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Old 08/18/2014, 12:41 PM   #157
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Old 12/01/2015, 01:21 PM   #158
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Old 03/15/2017, 03:52 AM   #159
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All of that sounds good, but New Life Spectrum foods creator has a 2000 gallon tank with hundreds of fish he has maintained with his pellets only for over 8 years. If you check the web site, these fish look outstanding. He also indicates he has no problem with HLLE, or other diseases. They are very healthy looking and maximum colors. He maintains each feeding of his foods contain all the food requirements they need. He said feed his food execusively to ensure all their requrements food/vitamins, etc are supplied at each meal. I also like the new Formula pellet foods that are even more fresh with new ingredients. Most even contain garlic and many vitamins. I was using only frozen foods in the past, and some of my fish are 8 years old (blue tang/clown trigger). But, my emperor developed HLLE, so I am trying new foods, supplements. I also think that pellets keep the water cleaner. In other words it is like us eating a meal that always contains vegetables, meat, vitamins, breads, etc every meal, instead of eating just meat one meal and missing the other ingredients.











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Old 05/05/2017, 12:26 PM   #160
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Admission, I'm guessing this was you back in 2006? It is a double post anyway. You work for New Life Spectrum? I am trying out the nutricell right now and use thera-A myself


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All of that sounds good, but New Life Spectrum foods creator has a 2000 gallon tank with hundreds of fish he has maintained with his pellets only for over 8 years. If you check the web site, these fish look outstanding. He also indicates he has no problem with HLLE, or other diseases. They are very healthy looking and maximum colors. He maintains each feeding of his foods contain all the food requirements they need. He said feed his food execusively to ensure all their requrements food/vitamins, etc are supplied at each meal. I also like the new Formula pellet foods that are even more fresh with new ingredients. Most even contain garlic and many vitamins. I was using only frozen foods in the past, and some of my fish are 8 years old (blue tang/clown trigger). But, my emperor developed HLLE, so I am trying new foods, supplements. I also think that pellets keep the water cleaner. In other words it is like us eating a meal that always contains vegetables, meat, vitamins, breads, etc every meal, instead of eating just meat one meal and missing the other ingredients.



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Old 05/17/2017, 04:34 PM   #161
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I think he copied the 2nd reply to the first post in this thread, then added click-bait links... his first post was him saying his name in the introduce yourself thread..


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