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will5
7th Feb 2006, 03:53 AM
I have been looking in to getting some red cherries and some amanos. My question is do I have to add some iodine or will they be OK without it? They will be in a 10 gallon planted with a hang on back filter and a sponge over the inlet. There will be fish as well as olive snails.

acbaldwin
7th Feb 2006, 05:57 AM
You don't have to use Iodine, but It doesn't hurt. I can't tell the difference b/t using it and not, since I used it straight from the start. I dose the recommended weekly dose once a month, split into two doses. (1/2 dose per two weeks). I have noticed no effect on my fish, snails, plants, or anything else.

retardo
8th Feb 2006, 12:40 AM
I bought an entire bottle of iodine to supplement when I started keeping shrimp. I don't even does any more and I haven't noticed any casualties, aside from the occasional one. I don't believe it has anything to do with iodine though. Shrimp will get the iodine they need from their diet.

will5
8th Feb 2006, 01:32 AM
Thanks guys for the help. I really needed it.