minnows with tail rot in tanks with fry and turtles

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Posted 5/1/2012 5:21:18 PM
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a guppy and a platy had babies, and i have them in a breeder net inside my feeder tank. since it's my feeder tank i have my feeder minnows, guppies, platys, and some bottom dwellers and a betta in there. apparently the minnows i recently bought have tail rot and now they're infecting one by one in the tank. i want to make sure my medications won't be too harmful to my fry.
i'm using melafix.
also i put some of the minnows in my turtle tank, is it safe to use melafix with my turtles, as 3 of the minnows are now showing symptoms of tail rot?
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Posted 5/1/2012 5:35:54 PM
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i just found it's okay with turtles, and people use it for help in curing shell rot.

but any one have any points on the fry?
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Posted 5/1/2012 6:22:23 PM


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how big is this tank? It sounds like you have an awful lot going on. I suspect water quality because of the amount of fish. Fry can be very sensitive to water quality.
Do you have numbers for ammonia and nitrite?


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