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Missing Scales

Discussion in 'New World Cichlids' started by Tempestuousfury, Sep 9, 2006.

  1. Tempestuousfury

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    One of my severums is 1-3" larger than the others and I noticed him ripping a few scales off another severum.

    I'm giving him away, but what do you guys suggest I do about the scales? I have corydoras, and the general consensus is no salt, so... anything else (other than melafix)?
     
  2. Tolak

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    Plenty of water changes in a smaller tank. I've healed some really torn up angels with daily water changes of 50% and nothing more.
     
  3. The Equillibrium

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    Is'nt that a bit harsh on the bacteria colony? I have some female bettas that need something like that, but...it sounds a bit heavy.
     
  4. Tolak

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    Your nitrifying bacteria reside mainly in the filter media, and to a small extent in the gravel and on the surfaces of other decorations, including the tank itself. Water changes of 50% or more are a normal thing for discus breeders, I do 50% daily on fry tanks for the first week or two.
     
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    just to add on the water changes , is to make sure you use dechlorinated water.
     
  6. Tempestuousfury

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    I already do water changes once a week at about 50%, so I could probably bump it up to 2 or 3 times a week then. ;)
     
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    Severums are pretty tough.. so a couple scales isn't too big of a deal.. just keep the water clean and they should heal up fine.. I don't know if I'd be doing 50% a week.. seems kinda drastic.. I do 25% when I change water.. just in case the water in the tap is a bit diff then the tank water.
     

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