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Acclimating Livebearers

An important element in the sucess of keeping fish healthy in your store is how to take care of them when they arrive.

For Tetras, Platys, Swordtails, and Fancy Guppies we recommend the following for preventative maintenance.

1/16 teaspoon erythromycin per 20 gallons of water. (Remove Carbon)

Maintaining 3.5% Salt

Quick Cure using the label directions.

The following day after medicating do a 50% water change and top off with good water. You want to make sure that the water you top off with is very close in temperature and pH. You may want to aerate the water overnight to help release any carbon dioxide in the water. Make sure that your salt content is consistant. Ask your salesperson about the digital salt meters that we carry.