You may dose in higher amounts of even one or two tablespoons per 10 gallons. Treat with Formalin (formaldehyde) sold in pet stores as Formalin and in a combination with dyes as Quick Cure and Rid Ick or can be purchased online. It may take a week or so for the discus to regain it’s appetite. The ratio should be 1 tablespoon or 3 teaspoons per 5 gallons of water. Decrease amount fed and use a prefilter if food and feces are being sucked into the filter. You may dose in higher amounts of even one or two tablespoons per 10 gallons. Epsom salt has been used for hundreds of years as a healing agent and pain reliever. Your discus may shimmy and shake. For the salt bath prevention of nitrite poisoning, measure out three teaspoons of salt for each gallon of water in the tank, then follow the same steps for dissolving and addition. Level 1 Treatment. Your older fish won’t get sick from the new ones, and your new fish can be treated with the custom care they need. Use one or two teaspoons of Epsom Salt per 10 gallons of water. I also tried Epsom salt . However, when attempting to access previous pages and information, I find it’s not available. 0mL/ga. When: July 12th - 15th, 2018 Treat with Epsom Salt (Magnesium Sulfate – sold in grocery stores or drug stores as a foot soak for people). The number one cure for this in discus fish is Epsom salts. Clean them out using Epsom salt inside their food as we’ve found it’s most effective when put directly inside their gut (remember, that’s where the worms are so it only makes sense that it would be most effective when used this way). i think bettas are prone to constipation :P Epsom salt may be used as part of dropsy treatment by isolating the sick fish in a separate "hospital" tank, then adding Epsom salt at a rate of 1/8 teaspoon for every 5 gallons of water. According to what I have read, learned, and experienced over the past years and also my personal opinion, the standard and the most effective dosage for the metronidazole, especially in a discus tank is 250 mg per 10 gallons of water every other day for up to 4 days with at least 50% water change before each dose. Use. The photo of the bloated discus, the top half of the discus the discus is loosing its colouring going grey/black. It is safe to dose all fish in tank or you can remove the affected fish and treat them in a smaller hospital tank. Mix 1 tablespoon of epsom salt with 500 mls of RO water. The thing is, a week ago I added 3 discus to my tank, and I was wondering if aquarium salt will help or hurt them. If your fish is not better in 24 hours suspect a bacterial infection. Salt to water On the back of your fertilizer, you should find it easy to follow instructions on quantity to add, as well as guidelines for the Epsom salt. Symptoms:  Your discus may quit eating or spit out its food. Carry out a 35% water change wiping down all the sides of the aquarium. If you are treating a disease then any salt will work epsom salt is not necessary to treat diseases. Dosage for discus can be 1 to 2 teaspoons/10 gallons of aquarium water and if not better in 4 hours, you can add another dose not to exceed a rate of 1 to 2 tablespoons/10 gallons … Epsom salt is only one of many components to consider incorporating into the nutrient solution, including a standard N-P-K mi and calcium nitrate. And you don't want to leave that in for over a week, it is only removed with water changes. Still the bloating dint reduce .is there any thing I can try off? Below subjects are covered in this article The most effective dose is 400 – 500 mg per 10 gallons of water. The NADA New Jersey 2018 Discus Show is proud to be held at the Renaissance WoodBridge Hotel in Iselin New Jersey! previous web info was very informative and had me interested in contributing. Epsom salt will not hurt the filter or the other fish. I’m sorry that you were disappointed. Malawi bloat Epsom salt; Search. In 5 gallon bucket fill it water from your aquarium, add 1 tablespoon Epsom salts per gallon. If fish show signs of distress (ie goes belly up) remove immediatly. If fish show early signs of bloat, sometimes Epsom salt will help them pass the blockage if treated early enough. For a bath, add 1stp/g for 15-20mins then remove the fish back to the tank. If your fish is not better in 24 hours suspect a bacterial infection. 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I goint to start the treatment today!!!!! Use one or two teaspoons of Epsom Salt per 10 gallons of water. Once it is completely dissolved, slowly add the salty solution to the tank. Last night I dosed with Epsom Salts and a few hours later the larger of the two fish passed a long thin, lightly coloured poo. Metrozol is sold through online fish catalogs. Usually a second treatment is needed after seven days to prevent reinfection by dormant cysts/eggs. Epsom Salt is Magnesium Sulfate. Your Discus should be better in 4 hours or you can add another dose. The Epsom salt will relieve swelling. Epsom salt does, in fact, have a laxative effect. 515 US Highway 1 For more information on discus diseases and online help visit the. Epsom salt can be used to fertilize your garden and nourish your skin. A tablespoon is equal to 3 teaspoons. They are effective and fairly safe. Follow package directions. Epsom salt is a magnesium sulfate compound, unlike sodium table salt. Epsom Salt Dosage - safe level for African cichlid fry Rusty Cichlid Injured/Diseased 12/22/09 Hello Crew, I have a Iodotropheus sprengerae (Rusty) cichlid that appears to have damaged it's eye - I noticed it a week ago - it was scarily swollen but he was acting normal and the swelling seemed to go down so I thought I dodged a bullet. I hope that you will check back in the coming week to see the new information on these pages as we post it. Epsom salt will not hurt the filter or the other fish. Do not raise temperature. What's my epsom salt AND Cal/Mag dosage WITH RO water? In severe cases of long standing disease you may need to dose metronidazole every 8 hours for three days. Symptoms: White dots on the glass walls of the tank and inside the filter. Symptoms:  Your discus may quit eating or spit out its food. Do a 50% water change 8 hours after adding the Formalin. The follow up worming will kill any hatched eggs the first worming couldn't get to. i think i'm going to do the same for my betta too. Salt comes in many sizes and forms, so make sure to use aquarium salt to follow our treatment regimen. However, in looking through my notes, I see that 1/8 tsp per 5 gallons is recommended for dropsy if treating the tank. South Iselin, New Jersey 08830. Hi , With formalin do you recommend to run the Bio Filter? Praziquantel is a white powder that kills flukes and tapeworms. A water temperature of 92+ degrees should be maintained throughout treatment. Add 1 tablespoon (Tbsp) of salt per 3 gallons of water. Dose metronidazole each day after a 50% water change for 3 to 5 days. Long term use of epsom can cause anemia which is why bathes are preferred. Discus Strain Catalogue ( member submitted-- Strains galore! by 3ishop [November 28, 2020, 10:55:52 pm] Identification help by mbuna_matt [November 23, 2020, 09:46:20 am] Tank upgrade - help! Stir well until all of the salt has been dissolved, then drink the mixture. Recent Topics. There may be an indentation behind the bloated area as if he had been pinched by your thumb and forefinger. These pest can measure 30mm (1.2in) long. Follow the directions on the product label about how much epsom salt to use per gallon of water. He may be dark in color and stay apart from the other discus. Keep water temperature elevated for a week after treatment ends. Thanks. Symptoms: Your discus will look bloated – like he swallowed a marble. Dose all fish in the tank. Diet As well as taking the Epsom Salts you must also follow the diet instructions below on the day before your appointment: BREAKFAST 8.00am-9.00am Eat one of the following: • 30g Rice Krispies or cornflakes with up to 100mls milk, or Make sure inside of tank and filters are clean. The highlighted area shows thick pus exuding from the vent. One dose is effective for seven days. Hi All, Two of my discus must be a bit constipated - they hunt down the food and go through the motions of pecking at it but don't seem to eat. Still I see one fish alone bloated . We’re going to be adding much more content and in depth articles on the care of Discus, both Wild Discus and Domestic Discus. I've used it on a lot of cichlids including discus. Soak dry chunky foods such as pellets and freeze dried blackworms for 15 minutes, then feed to your fish. Hi ,as per your suggestion I tried the Metronidazole tabs for 3 days for the complete tank and saw many white colour string kind of thing. Epsom salt per 4oz (112g) of beefheart. For more information on discus diseases and online help visit the Simply Discus forum by clicking the link or by clicking on the banner below. Generally you are looking at a tablespoon of Aquarium Salt as a treatment. Overall, a quarantine environment will protect all your fish. If you dose the epsom salt for constipation a day or two with the concentration of 1tsp per 10g. I don't leave Epsom salt in the tank because I only want to treat the ill fish. Readily available at almost any pharmacy and inexpensive to buy, Epsom Salt is a home remedy ingredient you should always have on hand. Can formaldehyde be used together with Metro+? The box says 1 tablespoon for every 5 gallons, which seems like a lot of salt to me, and I have been very paranoid about adding anything to my tank with the discus in them. As the page says, this is a brand new page for us. This bloated discus is suffering from an internal bacterial infection. Worm like leeches can be seen clinging to the side of the body. Epsom salt is more likely to be something your parents tell you about rather than something you have come across yourself. I used to feed my discus with frozen bloodworm (their only preference), What kind of medication that I have to give them every month for deworm and how? It’s also commonly added to baths to help create a feeling of relaxation and promote muscle recovery. The Good: Salt can be one of the most powerful and effective treatments for stress and many illnesses. Epsom Salt is Magnesium Sulfate. Jun 20, 2014 #10 ^^good post @PNutGallery Treat by cleaning your tank, rinsing the filter, wiping down the inside of your tank and increasing water changes. I dose One cc or ml per 10 gallons of water. Follow normal dosages for both. I have never done this though so perhaps someone else can offer more advice on it. Last edited: Jun 5, 2014. I read somewhere that Aquarium salt can be good for your fish, so I recently picked some up. It is something that should be on hand for any aquarist. She also suggests feeding the fish a special diet containing antibiotics. Treat using Epsom Salt (Magnesium Sulfate), which is sold in most drug and grocery stores. 6,098 17,379 313. While Epsom salt can be used in both freshwater and saltwater aquariums, fish are best treated this way in a quarantine tank rather than the main display aquarium. Water used for water changes should be close to 92 degrees. Unless you meant teaspoon. A small amount as in 1/4-1/2tsp per 10g. Here’s why. NOTE: Do not leave the Discus swimming in the salt bath for more than 1 min, the salt is too condensed and is fatal to the Discus, the Discus should be dead by within 5 minutes in such salty water. Normal dosage for cleaning out a fish is 1/8 tsp. Can be purchased online from several sources. We’ve only just changed to a new website design as of 24 hours ago, so not all information has been created and posted yet. Support NADA by making a donation. Almost like they want and expect to eat but don't. Using a small container, dissolve the salt in a small quantity of water taken from the tank. You will see different dosage suggestions from different people. Normally I don’t recommend the shotgun approach, but as Epsom salt is relatively benign, you should be fine. Advanced search. Hi thanks for this info. If you see an improvement (less scratching/easier breathing) after the first dose you can continue treating every other day for two weeks. Add extra air as Formalin depletes oxygen. I isolated the fish to a small tank and added Epsom salt and changed water after 1 day and then added Metronidazole tab for 2 days and did 50 percentage water change . If you want to use Epsom salt as a laxative, make sure you choose a salt that has magnesium sulfate as its main ingredient. PLAN OF ACTION. Supporter. Capulator likes to smell trees. Treating Discus worms (Discus de-worming) like tapeworms or cestodes, flukes or trematodes can be done using wormer plus, metronidazole, praziquantel, API General Cure, and salt dips (Epsom salt). – Treat them Metronidazole B.P. Planaria love smooth surfaces. You can also dose with Formalin at 1 cc per 10 gallons, but you would need to watch for ammonia spike if heavy die off. No water change is done during this time. 1 Tbsp Salt per 3 Gallons of Water. If your discus are stressed, put some aquarium salt in the tank to reduce their stress. Having said that, if your fish are healthy and you are not treating them for something, there's no benefit to adding salt to the tank. Gills may be flared. To treat constipation with Epsom salt, follow dosage guidelines. You can continue on your regular routine. Dosage for deworming with Panacur is the same as the dosage used with Epsom salt only you treat them twice in one day (about 12 hours apart), then follow up in 6-8 days with two more dewormings (again, about 12 hours apart). What Fits In This Tank? Where: Renaissance Hotel Epsom salt can be added to the tank but only a VERY small amount and not for longer than 7-10 days. Put the fish in this solution for 15 to 25 mins once feces are released return to main tank. In the near future, I plan to use feed my fish epsom soaked food once a week. Your discus may be dark in color and stay in the back of the tank away from the other discus. Day four dose one tablet per 10 gallons. Medications I use for external parasites include Formalin, Quick Cure, Fluke Tabs, and Parasite Clear. I have a few discus with this that didnt have it before and I was just checking this was merely peppering or is it a sign of something? Reply: You need to do the following: – Fortnightly apply Epsom salt after changing water. They are a symptom of overfeeding. Metronidazole will not hurt your bio-filter. Re: epsom salt dosage thanks everyone, i feel a lot more confident now. She is the OP btw This mineral compound is made from sulphate and magnesium and has been used for many hundreds of years to treat a wide selection of minor health issues. All donations are tax deductible! Parasite Clear will also work and is sold at Wal-Mart. Both can be found at your local grocery store. If after 24 hours you see no improvements you can up the dose and add another 1tps per 10g. He may not be able to maintain his balance and will generally look uncomfortable and be dark in color. Thaks! Epsom salts do not go away once added to the tank and will stay in the water until you change it, so you don’t need to replace it unless you do a water change. Head may be pointed down at a 45 degree angle. It has been a disappointing. Epsom salt helps to reduce swelling when used at a dose of 1 to 3 teaspoons per 5 gallons. Reactions: bluedabadee, Dirte Bag, Bogart Tasty and 9 others. Can a discus fish be treated both with metronidazole and epsom salt at the same time suspecting blot and bacteria ? i will add 1 tbls per 10 gallons and do a water change 24 hours later. On day one do a 50% water change and dose one tablet per 10 gallons of water. White, stringy, mucus-like feces will hang like a thread from the anus, Your discus may be dark in color and stay in the back of the tank away from the other discus, (Magnesium Sulfate – sold in grocery stores or drug stores as a foot soak for people). There are studies that indicate the use of epsom salt in fish feed prevents Hexamita from infecting fish. Your Discus should be better in 4 hours or you can add another dose. The medications are readily available and simple to use. Please consider donating to the forum or becoming a Premium Member*****. These treatments are ones that I have used successfully. Formalin may impact the bio-filter. Dosage is 10 mg/gallon. check out the. White, stringy, mucus-like feces will hang like a thread from the anus. Table salt is Sodium Chloride. Table salt is Sodium Chloride. To use magnesium sulfate as an epsom salt soak, dissolve in a large amount of water in a large bowl, a bucket, a foot tub, or a bath tub. Add salt. Symptoms:  Your discus may breath rapidly. by ValG Leeches(Piscisola geometra) Discus is restless, and rubbing against rocks, wood etc. Symptoms: Little, skittery bugs you can barely see skitter and hop on the bottom of the tank and inside the filter. Sponsors. ***** Please note that though this section is here for you to use freely it can only be here by the generosity of others. This bloated discus is suffering from an internal bacterial infection. Treat with Metronidazole sold in pet stores as Hex-A-Mit or Metrozol. A tablespoon of epsom would be for a one hour bath in a gallon of water, not for going into their main tank. The pack of Epsom Salts contains more powder than you will need, so throw the remaining powder down the toilet. Heat 8 ounces of water in a pot until it is warmer than room temperature, then add 2-4 level teaspoons of Epsom salt. When administering, you need to use one tablespoon for every 40 gallons of water. 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