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    Default Will malachite green (for ich) interfere with my biological filtration?

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    Does anyone have experience with this? I can't find any info on the product website. I'm using Weco Nox-Ich and the active ingredients are sodium chloride and malachite green.

    I have to leave town for a couple of days and my friend is medicating the tank (1 drop/gallon, full dose for freshwater). I have a super red severum in there that I'm especially fond of and I want to make sure he will be okay! I also cranked the temperature to 84, added some aquarium salt and seachem stress guard along with the medication so hopefully all my bases will be covered.


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    Typically, you want to use either salt & heater, or medications. Using both treatment methods at once is not a good idea. I would suggest picking one method that you and your friend are more comfortable with.

    Also, I would suggest to add a air bubbler as well. Both methods of treating ick will lower the amount of oxygen in the water which is not the best for your fish when they are already sick.

    Only gram positive medications will effect you beneficial bacteria. The below link has more info for you

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    0 Not allowed!
    It won't mess with your biological media. Adding salt, increasing heat, and adding meds might cover bases, but it could also really stress your fish out. I would lower the temp back down and add no more salt. As the med says, it has salt (sodium chloride) in it already.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

    You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.

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