Bloat med.

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Bloat med.

Post by Jombi21 » Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:30 am

My Tropheus tank has bloat... two dead. They were fine yesterday morning. I treated the tank for prevention when I first got them, but now I don't have any more metro. LMK if I could buy some from anyone. Just a few treatments until I can ship some in.


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Re: Bloat med.

Post by LewC » Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:12 am

I had luck using epsom salts, but I can't remember how much I used. Maybe you can find something about it online.

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Re: Bloat med.

Post by deeda » Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:18 am

I have a new, unopened bottle of Fish Zole (metronidazole) you can have . It has an expiration date of 2/2013 but should still be good. I can bring it to meeting tonite.

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Re: Bloat med.

Post by Jim Cumming » Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:29 am

Here's part of a post from Dan Woodland (ACA):
"If you are sure it's bloat I suggest moving the fish to a small tank - 10
gallons, make sure the water is very clean with good filtration, stop feeding, and add a heaping
1/2 cup of Epsom salts - per ten gallons.
Keep the temperature between 72 and 76,
don't I repeat don't raise the temperature into the 80s".

Some people swear by this treatment.
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Re: Bloat med.

Post by » Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:30 pm

I would not move Tropheus!
General cure, Parasite guard, have Metro in them. Also Clout but do not overdose. Do not feed for a number of days. Thera a by spectrum is good to feed when ready to eat.
Water changes also. Remove carbon or chemical media if in use before treating.


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Re: Bloat med.

Post by fmueller » Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:38 pm

A few of the mods on have recently compiled this article on bloat. As far as I know, it is currently the most comprehensive resource available on this disease and its treatment. Best of luck!

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