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Protozoan treatment or gdex? Shopping at 10am #1
I’m trying to workout how to show a video saved in google photos as I can’t get any clear photos.

In the meantime I’m going to get RO water at 10am as I won’t go in shops on a weekend except as they open. So want to get treatment then if I need to.

I have a platy with a white line on his top fin showing on both sides, he’s been hiding and swaying like he’s trying to get something off him. He’s old so didn’t think much of it until I looked closer yesterday.

Amm nitrite 0, ph 7.6, gh 10/11, kh 8, nitrate 25 last night (tap is nitrate 30, using 40% RO as tap water GH is 17).

9 orange corys, 16 ember tetras, 8 emerald eyespot rasbora, 1 bristlenose, 2 juvenile keyholes, 4 platys and some platy fry.

I added the embers and 3 more corys on tuesday with the intention of separating the keyholes into my 125 but the keyholes show no interest in any shoaling fish when spawning so I’ll keep an eye but don’t want to run 3 closed tanks. The embers and corys were quarantined for 2 weeks. Absolutely gutted I added healthy baby fish 😢 Everything had been fine for a couple of months so though I could.

U4 and U2 filters in Roma 200 (bout 160 litres allowing for decor/filter displacement).

(So the saga of my tank continues. This is now a closed tank as way too many issues over the last 6 months. Won’t be adding or removing fish apart from separating the platys to be in higher GH and using 50% RO in the main tank).

Will add link to google photos with video below, just need to figure it out but wanted to post in the meantime. I will ask for shop advice but usually only one guy there who knows his stuff and he works weekdays.

Edit, it’s the yellow and black platy in this video

https://photos.app.goo.gl/45HNstkDv5AZM8jx6

The white line at the bottom of his tail has always been there and grew as he grew as a baby, but the white mark where his body meets his tail and the white line / parasite of some sort on his top fin are new. He could have had a run in with the keyholes as they are displaying spawning behaviour but he doesn’t usually, it’s the bristlenose and sometimes the corys the keyholes don’t like in their territory. They are generally very well behaved.

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Re: Protozoan treatment or gdex? Shopping at 10am #2
They said if I go back later they’ll get me what I need and bring the payment machine to the door. So will do more research and wait to get advice from different sources.

Been researching esha exit, gdex and waterlife protozin. Inclined to avoid exit as it contains meth blue and don’t want to crash the cycle (again). Waterlife protozin looks like a good option?

Got new nets also. Any suggestions how to disinfect the old one or would you just bin it?

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Re: Protozoan treatment or gdex? Shopping at 10am #3
I have used Waterlife Protozin after my Angel was attacked and had cloudy eyes, did work but dyed the silicon tubes in green. Currently, two of my fish are/were infected with parasite that caused white patches on the skin, I have used esha 2000 which has solved it on one and seems to do the same on the other. Exit is mainly for Ich but I don't think that you have it (eSHA states that it is safe with filters) while esha gdex is treatment for tapeworms which I also don't think that you have. So if I would have been in your position I would start with eSHA 2000 just because you will be able to mix it with Exit and Gdex if you have to. See https://www.eshalabs.com/

As for the nets I soak everything in bleach, overtime it will destroy the netting.
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Re: Protozoan treatment or gdex? Shopping at 10am #4
also look at http://www.jbl.de/en/online-hospital (the link found on this site). Click on Diagnosis, based on pictures then on visible on body, skin and fins and then scroll down till you come across Lernaea.

Does it looks like the line on the tail? If yes, then it might be a Tapeworm and Gdex is the answer.