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  1. Sorry you're having so much trouble Mikey. I would just get a rubbermaid container at walmart. Something long and low so you can have enough water but less depth. Seems like those make some of the best Hospital tanks. Especially for fish that head stand and have bouyancy issues.

  2. I'm still having problems with butterfly #2 [emoji17].Last night he stopped eating and has been bottom sitting ever since I started up the prazi pro treatment again.

    Today is day 6 of treatment in the 10 gallon qt.

    0.3% salt

    Double dose of prazi.

    I also added kanaplex to the water because now I see some pineconing but, only on the left side.

    I tried to feed metro meds. The other butterfly seems completely fine and happily ate them up. Should I separate them?


    This is also the email I sent. I just received a response.


    Let me know how it goes. Your quarantine procedure is quite elaborate. Sometime medication and excessive water change can be stressful to the fish. I usually let the fish rest and recover then preventive medicine only if needed.


    On Jul 2, 2014 7:00 PM, "Joshua Gonzalez" wrote:

    Hello Benny,

    My two butterflies have been in QT since I got them. I keep having problems with the orange and black one. Lots of bottom sitting. The other is completely fine an active. They are both eating. My qt consist of salt, which was raised in 3, 12 hour increments to 0.3% and praziquantel. Today I noticed some slight pine coning ( raised scales on the left side). I went ahead and treated with kanaplex. They are both in the same 10 gallon qt and they get daily 100% water changes and the re-addition of prazi for 4 days straight one day off. Always having 0.3% salt in. I usually do this for a month straight before adding to main tank. No filter, just an airstone, bare bottom.

    I attached a video so you could see.

    Please let me know your thoughts.

    Thank you!


    Your thoughts are much appreciated.

    Thank you

  3. OK, So I will be adding salt every 12 hours until up to 0.3% salinity. I Just added 9 teaspoons of salt now which brings me to 0.01%. Once I get to 0.3%, I will be adding a total of 113.7 grams of salt after each 100% Water Change. after 4 days at 0.3% I will start with the Prazi treatment again. Does this mean I go back to 0.1% when starting Prazi? or should I just double dose and leave at 0.3%?

    Just wanted to make sure I got it right Alex. I've QT'ed in the past but, apparently if you don't use it you lose it haha.

    One other thing I wanted to ask. I want to make sure I buffer my 75 gallon tank appropriately.

    My KH is at 4 drops which puts me around 71.6. In your baking soda link it says you want between 100-150ppm.

    So for my 75 gallon I would have to add between 3 and 4 teaspoons? Just want to verify I did that right.

    btw Thank you for all of the helpful links!

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