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I recently had surgery so my husband has been feeding my guys. He's been overdoing it a bit so they became constipated :doh11: . My fault really, I don't bother weighing the food because I can eyeball the correct amount from having done it so often now. Husband is now weighing the food beforehand which I really should have made him do from the beginning :wall . I know the dosage for treating a tank is 1/4 teaspoon per 37.854 liters but I did want to do a quick check on on how long it is safe to leave epsom salt in the tank for? I am assuming for about a week at most or until poop makes an appearance. We have already done the peas and fasting which has helped most of them come right but Munch and Nessie are still floaty (both tend to get constipated easily).

 

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8 days usually. When my guys get constipated, I also raise the temperature of the tank a little to get things moving quicker.

I would suggest filling out the form as well :)

Test Results for the Following:

* Ammonia Level(Tank)

* Nitrite Level(Tank)

* Nitrate level(Tank)

* Ammonia Level(Tap)

* Nitrite Level(Tap)

* Nitrate level(Tap)

* Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)

* Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)

Other Required Info:

* Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops?

* Water temperature?

* Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running?

* What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)?

* How often do you change the water and how much?

* How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change?

* How many fish in the tank and their size?

* What kind of water additives or conditioners?

* What do you feed your fish and how often?

* Any new fish added to the tank?

* Any medications added to the tank?

* List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment.

* Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus?

* Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.?

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8 days usually. When my guys get constipated, I also raise the temperature of the tank a little to get things moving quicker.

I would suggest filling out the form as well :)

Test Results for the Following:

* Ammonia Level(Tank)

* Nitrite Level(Tank)

* Nitrate level(Tank)

* Ammonia Level(Tap)

* Nitrite Level(Tap)

* Nitrate level(Tap)

* Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)

* Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)

Other Required Info:

* Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops?

* Water temperature?

* Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running?

* What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)?

* How often do you change the water and how much?

* How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change?

* How many fish in the tank and their size?

* What kind of water additives or conditioners?

* What do you feed your fish and how often?

* Any new fish added to the tank?

* Any medications added to the tank?

* List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment.

* Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus?

* Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.?

 

Thanks :) ! I'll stick to 8 days then and up the temp a bit.

I did test the water and everything was normal. I'll do it again and do a D&D thread after a few days if I find Munch and Nessie are still struggling though.

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