I've finished a 5 day course of Maracyn and Maracyn 2 in my tank, with a days rest and now there's carbon in and I've done a 25% water change. How long should I leave the carbon in before I use another type of medicine?
My baby oranda had a bad bacterial infection, which the Maracyn has dealt with, but now my Ryukin is all wonky with a swim bladder problem They've been on peas for 3 days with no luck so next step is medicine.
This reminds me, I keep forgetting to check my levels after the Maracyn!
Yeah still the 90L I'm afraid, although I'm finally at the point where I can start looking for 2nd hand tanks again (and have been doing) so it's more a case of waiting for the right tank to turn up on eBay.
Ammonia and Nitrite were at 0ppm, I don't normally check pH and Nitrate as they rarely fluctuate as we have liquid chalk and I do 20L water changes with thorough gravel siphoning - I'll sort them out when I get home just to double check though.
I think the new Oranda brought something in with her as it's only a few weeks since I picked her up and most of that time I've had to have meds in the tank - will teach me to Q tank!
The Ryukin has responded to the new meds, put in last night after another 20L water change and 36h of carbon, by making more long white string poos and floating near the bottom of the tank instead of head down next to the filter.
The Ryukin is still having difficulty, she rolls over onto her back easily and seems to find it annoying - she can right herself easily but can end up swinging back and forth. She stopped eating for a couple of days but seems to have developed an appetite again, but I have to feed floating food as she finds it too difficult to bottom-feed