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Jefferys420

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Hi guys this is probably not the right place to post but I'm deleting this fishlore app as it's hardly any help to me anymore since I hardly get responses on this app anymore but I still see plenty of other questions answered which I don't get It anyway it's cool obviously the questions I asked are not worth most peoples time on this app and im not saying this cause 1 of my thread weren't answered I've had multiple threadz that never get an answer but it's been viewed by 40 or more on this app people seem to only like to read the questions people have rather then answer them....I won't lie some people do help but thats only a few and most of those are admins....you guys can think I'm over exaggerating that's fine I'm not to worried but this app has become useless it's not like I'm just saying this cause 1 thread wasn't answered it's been a few over time so thanks for nothing guys but a waste of data
 

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Sometimes people dont know the answer, hence they dont reply. Regardless sad you had a bad experience, but wish you rhe best. Bye.
 

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I agree with AussieJJDude, people need to read the question to know if they can answer and if they can't surely it's better to not answer than give a wild guess and give bad advice.

People are not contractually bound to give advice, it is a community to share good advice. But I agree, it's a shame you didn't find it useful as there is a mass of knowledge on here. It may be that your questions have already been answered on a different thread, a quick search may give you what you are looking for.
 

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I apologise for replying I was trying to give the guy some advice that he has obviously been lacking, but whatever.
 

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Just looked through the threads you started and they've all had replies. People have day jobs so often miss posts or simply don't know the answer. A simple bump of the thread can sometimes get you more replies
 

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Sorry you didn’t enjoy your time here or find it useful, that’s a shame. To be honest though, your lucky if 1-2 out of only 40 people that viewed your thread was able to give you worth-while advice. That’s really not that bad at all, usually from what I’ve seen 40 views typically happens in a few hours, so it’s not that long until you get an answer considering many people have jobs and such going on or they simply may not have the answer you need.
 

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The disease section of the forum isn't hit up as often as the beginners section of the forum, you might have traffic from views but most people on here have jobs during the day or have other things they need to do during the day if they aren't working, they can't be on here 24/7 and half the time we can only give you educated guesses on what is happening with your fish. Take a step back, breathe, and use the power of the internet to see if anyone else has had this problem on here before getting upset over not immediately getting answers for your questions, some people on here go days without response or helpful advice.
Look up the symptoms of your fish and see if anyone else has had this problem (even on other species), it is not just on the people on here to find solutions for your problems, a little leg work goes a long way. Even just an obscure page can help you, and us, solve your problem with your fish.
 

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Sorry you are not finding the app useful. This is a good reminder though of the importance of good thread titles. Not saying yours are necessarily bad, just that we get many new threads a day and if they just have a one word title or just the word "help" in the thread title, those often go overlooked because peeps just skim right over them. Being descriptive in the thread title increases the odds of someone knowing something about the topic clicking through to the thread to help out. Good titles also helps when searching the forum for similar issues that might have already been solved in the past.
 
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Mcasella said:
The disease section of the forum isn't hit up as often as the beginners section of the forum, you might have traffic from views but most people on here have jobs during the day or have other things they need to do during the day if they aren't working, they can't be on here 24/7 and half the time we can only give you educated guesses on what is happening with your fish. Take a step back, breathe, and use the power of the internet to see if anyone else has had this problem on here before getting upset over not immediately getting answers for your questions, some people on here go days without response or helpful advice.
Look up the symptoms of your fish and see if anyone else has had this problem (even on other species), it is not just on the people on here to find solutions for your problems, a little leg work goes a long way. Even just an obscure page can help you, and us, solve your problem with your fish.
I completely understand that I do and I never expected an immediate reply and i also don't expect any1 to be on 24/7 I don't deny that I got help from the site......in regards to the power of the internet you don't think i look things up before I come to ask questions if I can not get a solid answer or idea on what's wrong I come here also google isn't always the best to try look up illinesses to a degree because some have similar symptoms you can end up treating with the wrong meds and I don't feel like watching another 22 fish die because I'm treating with the wrong meds again and I'm pretty sure I'm not the I'm my 1 who's done that before correct me if I'm wrong yea google helps but when you've never encountered a certain illiness it can be very difficult.... Also for me being in South Africa our lfs fish knowlagde is very limited compared to overseas so I can't even get help from them even if I wanted I did try google as stated above and came back with ulcers which does not look anything like what I have that's why I posted here and when nothing comes of it what else do I do I can't help but feel fustrated watching my fish getting worse and worse .. I'm not afraid of alil leg work at all infact I've gotten most of my know how from Google
 

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Jefferys420 said:
I completely understand that I do and I never expected an immediate reply and i also don't expect any1 to be on 24/7 I don't deny that I got help from the site......in regards to the power of the internet you don't think i look things up before I come to ask questions if I can not get a solid answer or idea on what's wrong I come here also google isn't always the best to try look up illinesses to a degree because some have similar symptoms you can end up treating with the wrong meds and I don't feel like watching another 22 fish die because I'm treating with the wrong meds again and I'm pretty sure I'm not the I'm my 1 who's done that before correct me if I'm wrong yea google helps but when you've never encountered a certain illiness it can be very difficult.... Also for me being in South Africa our lfs fish knowlagde is very limited compared to overseas so I can't even get help from them even if I wanted I did try google as stated above and came back with ulcers which does not look anything like what I have that's why I posted here and when nothing comes of it what else do I do I can't help but feel fustrated watching my fish getting worse and worse .. I'm not afraid of alil leg work at all infact I've gotten most of my know how from Google
I also want to note that the site sometimes "forgets" or glitches and notifications don't pop up or pop up much later than when you posted (I have several threads that after a couple weeks i have to manually go in and post to resubscribe to them despite me posting in it one or two days before that).
Using the search feature here can help with figuring out symptoms, or at least get you closer. Half the time it is a guessing game and luckily some meds can be used with each other (you just have to be able to get a hold of them). First line of defense is always water changes that way you can rule out water quality (some fish, like rams and angels, are more sensitive to parameters like this - i had to go and do 25% cool water change to bring the temp down in one of my tanks because the light heated up the tank in 6 hours).
Most lumps that form on fish are going to either be cysts (like a parasite or injury being sealed inside the cyst) or tumors. If it is one of those you can't really do much about it. You can do a full course dose of internal parasite meds (which can range from epsom salt to levamisole to prazipro - the first helps clear out the internal digestional track which can be helpful against hexamita and constipation or bloat in fish, second can be found in dog dewormer is effective against planaria and helps clear out internal parasites, the last helps clear out internal parasites and is recommended most on here for treating internal parasites). Most lumps on fish don't amount to much, if the fish is acting different or stops eating it is concerning and treatment should be attempted, if the fish is not changing its behavior it is not being bothered by the lump. Sores and ulcers need to be open for them to be considered that and those are easier to treat than a closed wound (you can do methylene blue dips to help prevent infection and clear out fungus forming on the wound - it is safe to dab carefully onto the wound but it will stain everything so if you do a bath -useful because you can refresh it daily and have that container for later use- it is easier to keep it from staining. It will turn you blue like you spilled ink on you and won't come off for a couple days). Basic emergency care (internal parasite and baths) is easiest to administer and sometimes means the difference between losing a fish and giving it a fighting chance (some fish cannot be saved, some fish fight hard and still succumb to the illness, some fish are complete troopers and nothing knocks them down).
 
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