Did I get the wrong one?

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Picked up a bottle of VitaChem yesterday. Got home and notice I have the marine formula for SW fish. Is this useable for my cichlids? Returning is a hassle, 3hrs south of me!


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Rocksor replied the topic: Did I get the wrong one?

You can use it but it will have some ingredients that won't help your freshwater fish or be missing some.

Can I use the freshwater formula in my saltwater tank, and vice versa?
Yes, you can use either formula in another tank without any harm to it. However for the optimum benefits you should use the proper formula for your aquarium.

•Vita-chem Marine has 37 added naturally occurring extracts from live organism`s bonded with natural occurring amino acids.
•Vita-chem fresh has 30 added naturally occurring extracts bonded with natural occurring amino acids that are receptive to and absorbed into fish tissues.

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Thx Rock.. I will call there and see if we can do a mail exchange. If no, I guess I will use it. Pee me off, cost $40 for 16oz bottle.


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DBLN8 replied the topic: Did I get the wrong one?

Dave I got a 16oz bottle on Amazon for $25 that included free shipping.
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Rocksor replied the topic: Did I get the wrong one?

Whoa!!! Man that 16 oz will last awhile. As long as it has Vitamin C, I wouldn't worry about returning it. That's the only vitamin of concern for most freshwater aquarists.
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Update.. I called BigAls and they dont carry fresh anymore, and the guy believes that Boyd's is combining the 2 into 1 good for everything product.
@ Norm.. I figured it was pricey, but had enough points on my BigAls card to get out with a new 75g, glass lids, tin of Omega1 and the Boyd's, all done for an extra 40 bucks. Now.. what to do with a new 75g? They had a tank of wee fish they were calling Red Terrors, but I had my doubts, and my id skills are far from superb, especially with small fish. And yes Rock.. vitamin C at 600ppm.


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Rocksor replied the topic: Did I get the wrong one?

At less than 1", the Y or 4 bar after the gill plate should be formed for festae. The spot on the tail should only go down halfway.

Red Terror is the correct name for either festae or urophthalmus

At less than 1"

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Suprd71 replied the topic: Did I get the wrong one?

Yes, I was looking for the Y, none had it. They did look very much like the pic, but all straight bars. Possibly Mayans?


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My bet would be mayans. They do still get reddish orange color.
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