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andy.clayton2@hotmail.co.uk

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"More or less salt?" 2:44pm Sunday 1st Jul


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from: Selby, N.Yorks

At the end of April I found high levels of Costia and some Chilodonella just before going away for 10 days,so put salt in the pond (0.9%) as I wouldn't be around to monitor or re-dose "chemical" treatments. This has been gradually diluted and is now at 0.41%. In the last week I've had a few sulky fish and a few showing signs of pink on the white, plus flashing and jumping. I've scraped 5 fish and 4 of these had low levels of Costia. Small in size and v low in numbers, compared to what I had earlier this year and last year. I also found just 1 fluke and 1 Chilodonella across the 5 fish, so I don't think these are the issue. Water's almost perfect, though Nitrite has gone from 0 to 0.15 in the last week, so I've stopped feeding. Ammonia is 0, PH 7.2 and hardness 6deg, Temp 20 (unheated). Question - Should I take the salt back up to 0.9 again, while I'm at 0.41, or should I dilute and try some other treatment? 5500gal pump fed. Nexus 310 + 8' multi-bay + pond air.
Cheers, Andy.C.
sid49

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"RE: More or less salt?" 4:41pm Sunday 1st Jul | message edited once
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Hi Andy your already at 0.41% I would increase this to 0.5 and add acriflavine powder. This will take care of the costia and chillodenalla. I’d then tackle the flukes once the salt was diluted out

Regards

Wayne
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"RE: More or less salt?" 6:42pm Sunday 1st Jul


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Thanks Wayne. Can you advise where I can get the Acriflavin powder please, as I've only ever seen this in liquid form and the Internet isn't offering anything. Also, what strength? The Kusuri pre-mix is 1% ( other brands don't seem to quote strength), and is it a single dose? The Kusuri states 3x doses, but this is when used for bacterial issues, rather than parasites. Thanks. Andy.c.
sid49

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"RE: More or less salt?" 6:48pm Sunday 1st Jul
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Try chris masters Andy he may have some and will tell you the correct dosage. It will turn your pond lime green but with having the salt in already that's what I would do

Regards

Wayne
andy.clayton2@hotmail.co.uk

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"RE: More or less salt?" 6:58pm Sunday 1st Jul


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from: Selby, N.Yorks

Will do. Thanks.
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"RE: More or less salt?" 12:14pm Monday 2nd Jul


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If Chris can’t help you can order it from Duncan Griffiths chemical factory.


Laura

andy.clayton2@hotmail.co.uk

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"RE: More or less salt?" 4:32pm Monday 2nd Jul


joined: 25th Jun 17
last here: 9:18pm Friday 9th Nov
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from: Selby, N.Yorks

Thanks Laura, I'll give them a try. I've followed a few leads today and drawn blanks. It's like getting hold of ground unicorn horn!

We're away for 4 days, so i need to get something done by Thu evening.

Andy.c.


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