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    One Spot Left ...

    Thanks for the suggestion It looks like a grain of salt
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    One Spot Left ...

    He is way too fast and the fin is clear so I cannot get a good shot of it - but the spots look identical to those which were on his body... just a small little white spot - only on the one fin and not the other
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    One Spot Left ...

    Hello everyone, I recently treated my tank for ICH, as my new dwarf gourami displayed up to 5 spots on his body... Two weeks have passed at a temperature of 87-88 degrees and I have water change/ vaccumed 2x per week during this time period. All the gouramis spots are gone except 1 SMALL ONE...
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    Sick Platy

    Im sorry to hear that your fishy has wasting disease... it would indeed by a good idea to euthanize it something none of us like to do - Heres a link for the most peaceful method I have found and have used a few times - clove oil. http://www.oscarfishlover.com/euthanise-your-oscar
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    Replacement API Tubes

    I broke 3 and decided I would suck up the cost for the API 24 pack... Afterall, if ive already broken 3 what are the chances I wont break more - itll happen lol
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    Stressed Gourami ?

    Oh that makes me feel better ! Thank you !
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    Fungus on Molly

    what are your water parameters? Does it look like cotton? Are you familiar with Salt Baths ?
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    Sick Platy

    I'm sorry to hear about your sick fish... Get a liquid test kit Asap - Best decision you'll ever make for your tank ! The strips are unreliable. I don't Qt either - and usually end up losing one fish in the process. They could be stressed from transport- you can add 1 tsp of aquarium...
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    Stressed Gourami ?

    Thanks for the suggestion.... I cant QT these are office fish and we aren't set up for it... Ive also read several articles and posts that say 82 degrees will not kill ICH
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    Stressed Gourami ?

    My Gourami has only been in our tank 1 month.. the first two weeks he hid in the castle a lot and the more I played with the decorations to provide more hiding places, the more he seemed to come out... He brought ICH with him and so I am currently treating with Heat - He is CRAZY Active today...
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    Ich

    Done and Done - I don't think my gravel has ever been SO clean !! I could Only see ICH on the Gourami until yesterday - one of the Mollies has a spot on his poor little head. Unfortunately the ICH treatment I used is API and it ROYALLY SUCKS - there is NO Malachite Green in the ingredients...
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    Ich

    Should I wait to see the ICH drop off before doing daily vaccums ?
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    Ich

    I did a 50% water change because I wasn't sure if I would remove it all with a smaller water change... I also did a 20% change yesterday. My tank is 15 gallons - I have a Rena 200 pump that works well and I have a Rena 100 pump that I cannot attach a bubbler to because its so weak ! So it...
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    Ich

    I am aware not to medicate and raise the temperature at the same time... As you will see from what I have written - The ICH treatment is done and over with - and I began raising the temperature after I had done a 50% water change... I will continue doing the water changes and vaccuming ... I...
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    Ich

    My boss added 2 Dwarf Gourami's 3 weeks ago now and yes, he did add the fish with the water it came in... (did not use a fish net and strain the water out) ... these fish had a long transport - after a week the first gourami died and the the second 'Big Haus' appeared well and happy his buddy...
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    Ich, Bullying, Ammonia

    Just tested the tank Ammonia still 0.25 Nitrate has dropped between 10 and 20 (was 50 on Friday)
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    Ich, Bullying, Ammonia

    Oh boy this is not good.... Yes I am using an API liquid testing kit
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    Ich, Bullying, Ammonia

    Thank you for your advice... I will take it - Now - I worry about the Ammonia Rising as I have a filter without carbon in while the meds are in there... I am worrying about this Gourami with Ich ... These fish are currently fed every other day
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    Ich, Bullying, Ammonia

    Hello All, I need some input ... (My fishies are office fishies) My boss bought 2 Dwarf Gourmis 3 weeks ago and 2 Chinese Algae Eaters... Because we are an office we are not set up to QT New fish.... One Gourami died in less than a week (I believe due to the long transport) but his buddy...
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    Platy with previous spine issues - laying on bottom

    I just transferred him to qt - still swimming but swimming sideways!
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    Platy with previous spine issues - laying on bottom

    He did not appear to have scoliosis since he was purchased... chest does not look caved in but since he had the spine issue - his body has appeared 'thin'
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    Platy with previous spine issues - laying on bottom

    Hello all, wondering if you have any input - over a month ago, I notice one of my male platys looked odd - he appeared to have a curved spine - I QT him and no, to the best of my knowledge, he did not have TB... his appetite was consistent and he seemed to be swimming alright but resting a lot...
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    Whats wrong with my platy?

    I am still using the strips, as I am waiting for the API master kit to arrive... Reads as follows: Nitrite 0 Nitrate 60 (which seems near impossible as I just did a 50% water change and thorough scrubbing of the tank on Saturday!) Ph 7.5...
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    Whats wrong with my platy?

    One of my platys (smaller male) seems to swim a little erratically - ive noticed him sitting on the bottom of the tank tonight... he doesn't look like hes feeling well, no signs of ick, dropsy or fungus ... He is still eating normally but appears to be using His ENTIRE body to swim ...
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    3 Questions: Body Fungus First TIme

    Since owning my 15g tank, I have only used Epsom Salts and seems to be working great! Steps I took for Body Fungus: Gave Charlotte a salt dip added 6 drops premafix to the clean 1 gallon hospital tank, inserted charlotte Day 2: Removed a cup of water from the tank and carefully dissolved 1...
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    Best Water Conditioner?

    Wonderful Advice - Thank you !!
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    Best Water Conditioner?

    Could I have some Feedback on the best water conditioner? I currently use filtered water for my tank and treat it with Big Als Multi Purpose Water Conditioner & Multi Purpose Bio-Support Also, any feedback on these products would be appreciated >> The general hardness is always at...
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    3 Questions: Body Fungus First TIme

    Thanks for your quick reply> I appreciate it.... In regards to the temp - I first had her in the basement in the hospital tank and the water was much cooler and the growth seemed to have grown larger, she appeared to be getting worse ... <?> Once I moved her upstairs with a heater blowing warm...
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    3 Questions: Body Fungus First TIme

    Charlette is my main livebearer - I swear, she seems to be eternally pregnant! She is sick for the first time - definitely body fungus and luckily only on one side of her body but a LARGE area - all fungus has come off her body now and she seems to be healing. I isolated her in the hospital tank...
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    Pellets Vs. Flakes

    Thanks for all the advice everyone~ I gave my platys and mollies frozen blood worms for the first time - they went nuts for them!! My mollies also love to peck at the algae wafer I put in the tank once a week for my algae eater Still on flakes - So the majority of my fish feed from...
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    R.I.P Picky Platy

    I bet people that aren't fish owners wouldnt understand how I could love a little fish so much ... but it actually makes me cry... having to euthanize a tank member.... and I will play him amazing grace while he goes to sleep Thanks for the support guys
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    R.I.P Picky Platy

    Well I am sad to say... my poor little Picky will be euthanized this evening.... Yesterday he ate, today he did not, he has not moved from the bottom of the hospital tank. I had a fish previously, Hope - that when treated for Dropsy with Salt bath/Primafix, survived... but Pickys body has...
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    Pellets Vs. Flakes

    Thanks for all the responses ! Lots to think about
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    Pellets Vs. Flakes

    I have Dalmation Mollies and many Blue Mountain Platys - Are pellets or flakes better to feed? Also, they dont seem fond of the dried blood worms as an alternative to their diet.... Suggestions? Should I try brine shrimp?
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    Picky ... Sick Platty

    well good news - ordering the master kit today
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    Picky ... Sick Platty

    Thanks Lynda B - Primafix requires removing the carbon from the filter - I have Not treated the tank ... I have just given a salt bath for stress ... everyone appears healthy other than picky thankfully. I will look into ordering the master kit - (i am using the strips) I understand ammo lock...
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    Picky ... Sick Platty

    Picky is a blue mountain Platy - He previously had cotton mouth and survived through salt bath + Prima fix but was never quite right after that... his coloring was slightly off and he has always been 'picked' on by the alpha platy in the tank .. he has now developed dropsy. I treated the tank...
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    When to euthanize

    I went to the bulk barn, loblaws grocery store and then finally shoppers before I found Clove Oil. It actually says on the box 'for temporary relief of toothache pain' - appears to be an antiseptic... I would reccomend this type of euthanasia..kevymd after swirling the well shook up clove oil...
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    When to euthanize

    Thankyou for that link Cygnus . I feel better knowing their are humane options - I used the clove oil method... she looked peaceful at least... still not easy to put her down but i know after the week she was suffering.
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    When to euthanize

    I posted a thread last week about my sick platy Hope - yes the tank had nitrate levels too high but Hope is the only sick fish, after doing a thorough clean and a half water change, nitrate levels are perfect now Hope had dropsy two months ago and she lived after being isolated, treated with...
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    Sick Platy

    So, this weekend I did a half water change - a thorough scrubbing of all plants and scraping of algae. The Nitrate level is now 40 (tested today) I used the same test strips... so perhaps they arent useless LyndaB ? Do I still need to do another half change? I am concerned I will stress the...
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    Sick Platy

    Thankyou for your help. I do appreciate it ... I will get a reliable testing kit... for the moment I put ammo lock in the tank... - because they are office fish, I cannot take care of the tank when we have patients - I hope they dont die, I cannot clean the tank until tomorrow
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    Sick Platy

    alright - i can do back to back water changes, what I am using are test Strips ... the instructions say to insert the strip and swirl twice the remove
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    Sick Platy

    as i re - read these instructions, as they are printed in what looks like a 6 font!! No2 is (nitriTE) No3 is (NitRATE) So my fish are all happy and appear healthy despite the reading of 200 - they are due for a water change tomorrow - I normally change a third every week but I let it go two...
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    Sick Platy

    The test kit i am using is API (aquarium pharmaceuticals) gh is general hardness kh is carbonate hardness it then tests ph then lists NO2 next is NO3 (both say nitrate) I am not sure why their are two of them... I am also not sure why the NO2 reads 0 and the NO3 reads 200.... Filtered tap...
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    Sick Platy

    Thankyou for your response, here are the readings: GH 180 KH 40 PH 7.5 No2 Nitrate 0 No3 Nitrate 200




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