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    Thread: FMG treatment query

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      FMG treatment query

      Hi all, I'm treating my fish with FMG. I have seperate formalin and malachite green treatments, and mixed each to the manufacturer's recommended quantities for my pond size for the first treatment.

      First treatment went in last Sunday. I plan to treat again using the same FMG blend to ensure maximum effectiveness.

      My questions:

      The formalin and MG bottles have different repeat treatment guidance on them. One is after 5-7 days, the other is after 10 days. Do I now repeat the doses at the suggested number of days for each, ie several days apart, or do I treat the pond with both at the same time again, and if so, after how many days since first treatment?

      Second Q: should I perform a water change before second round of treatment/s, and if so, should this be larger than normal, eg 20 or 25%? Neither bottle mentions water change before dosing again...

      Formalin is 1% and MG is 30% if that helps.

      Thanks in advance, hive mind!

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      Since your FMG mix is different than our standard treatment with Proform C or equivalent, I am going to refer you to a recent post https://www.koiphen.com/forums/showt...-use-salt-NaCl which near the end of the thread we go with the product directions for the product that was being used. Look at their literature and go with it.

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      Many thanks Rich, appreciate the reply.

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