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    Default Preemptive Dose of API General Cure for New Fish

    Just curious if anyone automatically doses some General Cure when they get a new batch of fish to kill off the usual suspects, even if the fish don't show signs immediately?

    Last year my new fish would not eat and after two weeks the only thing that gave them a kick in the pants and got them eating and acting normal was a dose of General Cure. They would have died had I not done this.

    I'm thinking for future new fish shipments to always give them some General Cure after a day or so to avoid any issues. Good/bad idea?

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    Default Re: Preemptive Dose of API General Cure for New Fish

    You're on the right track! Although General Cure is a fairly weak medication. Check out this thread... http://forum.simplydiscus.com/showth...ine-*questions

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    Default Re: Preemptive Dose of API General Cure for New Fish

    You must �� percent quarantine any new fish, especially discus. Unfortunately most people like to gamble. Watch Als presentation on keeping discus. It will explain everything.

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    Default Re: Preemptive Dose of API General Cure for New Fish

    A new fish will look healthy for even 2 weeks,before their parasite shows. It's best to do a full QT.

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    Default Re: Preemptive Dose of API General Cure for New Fish

    I always do full QT. What I find though is that every time I get new fish only three or four fish out of 10 will eat at all within two weeks. The rest will not eat and die unless I give them a treatment of API general cure. Is this normal?

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    Default Re: Preemptive Dose of API General Cure for New Fish

    Not normal. Where do you get your fish? Just curious if it's from the same place each time you get a new batch.

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    Default Re: Preemptive Dose of API General Cure for New Fish

    Reputable sellers make sure that the fish are clean before they are shipped.
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    Default Re: Preemptive Dose of API General Cure for New Fish

    +1 with Liz...and eating as well...

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    Default Re: Preemptive Dose of API General Cure for New Fish

    Young discus should be up and active and always looking to be fed. If not don't get them. Often the ones in the LPS look a bit lethargic from improper care.

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    Default Re: Preemptive Dose of API General Cure for New Fish

    My 2 inch Stendkers ate the first night I put them in my tank after a 6 hour trip that day .
    It's either questionable quality of discus(Sick , stressed , not properly cared for ) or your QT tank water quallity issue .
    Prophylactic deworming for Nematodes and Cestodes is always a good idea IMO but I would treat for flagelates only if I notice some specific symptoms.

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