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Would you feed Hex Shield during the quarantine?

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Hi, guys...

 

As some of you know I had to put Valentino to sleep this morning, and later I went to PetSmart to return some stuff I had bought, and saw two little ryukins I liked, and brought them home. I know... It's PetSmart... but I can't afford to get another one from Rain Garden after I lost two from there this month, so since I have the extra tank set up, I'll take my chances and see if I can bring them up to be strong healthy goldies.

 

I already cleaned the tank, salted it and added Prazi.  But I have a whole jar of Hex Shield for parasites left over, and it occurred to me I could  treat them for parasites while they are in quarantine... is it smart?  Is it done?

 

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Here is a good article on quarantine procedure that may be of help to you. It should answer a lot of questions for you, and I'm sure someone else will come along to help as well. 
http://www.kokosgoldfish.invisionzone.com/forum/index.php?/topic/114492-how-to-quarantine-new-fish/

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Sorry, edited the above.

Realized my post may not have been what you were asking. But, good article to have on hand anyways. 

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Here is a good article on quarantine procedure that may be of help to you. It should answer a lot of questions for you, and I'm sure someone else will come along to help as well. 

http://www.kokosgoldfish.invisionzone.com/forum/index.php?/topic/114492-how-to-quarantine-new-fish/

Yep, first thing I read. I have a nice qt tank with filter, heater, cycled etc... Thanks!

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Some people use Hex Shield or another food with Metronidazole during a new fish quarantine.  If you do, feed it twice a day (per the directions) for 14 days with no interruptions.  Do it while you are treating with the Prazi as is a good way to stave off the internal infections that often accompany flukes.

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Some people use Hex Shield or another food with Metronidazole during a new fish quarantine.  If you do, feed it twice a day (per the directions) for 14 days with no interruptions.  Do it while you are treating with the Prazi as is a good way to stave off the internal infections that often accompany flukes.

14 full days? Okay... No other food? 

 

They're tiny... about an inch (body) plus tail.

 

I actually got a Ryukin and a Gold Oranda... (I wanted to take the other Ryukin and for some reason I thought I got him, but I didn't. Lol! I have the tank covered so I forgot...   where's my head???

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Sorry, one more question besides my original question...  I know I read it somewhere but now I can't find it.

 

I am starting to get the salt slowly up to 3%. I have it at 1% right now. And I added PraziPro.

 

When I do the 50% WC tomorrow, I know to add the salt I took out, plus some more to get to 2%, but do I add more Prazi?

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I wouldn't.

 

You wouldn't feed the Hex at all, or not for 14 days?

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You mean 0.3% and not 3%, correct?

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Some people use Hex Shield or another food with Metronidazole during a new fish quarantine.  If you do, feed it twice a day (per the directions) for 14 days with no interruptions.  Do it while you are treating with the Prazi as is a good way to stave off the internal infections that often accompany flukes.

14 full days? Okay... No other food? 

 

They're tiny... about an inch (body) plus tail.

 

I actually got a Ryukin and a Gold Oranda... (I wanted to take the other Ryukin and for some reason I thought I got him, but I didn't. Lol! I have the tank covered so I forgot...   where's my head???

 

Yes, and no other food.  14 days is the standard length of treatment for Metronidazole.  Again, you don't "need" to use the Hex Shield.  It is a matter of preference whether to use it as part of a "new fish" quarantine.  It should definitely not be used frequently or as a maintenance food.

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Sorry, one more question besides my original question...  I know I read it somewhere but now I can't find it.

 

I am starting to get the salt slowly up to 3%. I have it at 1% right now. And I added PraziPro.

 

When I do the 50% WC tomorrow, I know to add the salt I took out, plus some more to get to 2%, but do I add more Prazi?

Yes, you should replace the salt and prazi with however much water you remove. 

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I wouldn't.

 

You wouldn't feed the Hex at all, or not for 14 days?

 

At all, unless the fish showed symptoms that would be treated by the product.  

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You mean 0.3% and not 3%, correct?

Yes.... sorry.

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