Possible Hole In The Head Oscar Help 

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Dawn Michele said:
IM so sorry he isn't doing well!!! You did your BEST!!! Hopefully your co worker will get him better!!!
Thank you, I know I could have done more but I wont let that get me down. My co worker will get him better, I've seen all the tanks and everything he does, thankfully I can go visit anytime I want. Feels odd looking at the tank without him
 

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Sorry he's not doing well, but hope he makes a recovery in his new tank. Did you find the Metro? It tastes pretty bad so I add garlic juice to disguise the bitter taste and my fish except it better.
 

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So discouraging and annoying that antibiotics are now banned in Canada. Some have had some success feeding Epsom Salts. It's often used when Metro fails or as an alternative or added with Metro.
Treating Hexamita with Epsom Salts

The thing i'm not sure about is if they treat the parasite Spironucleus only or the symptoms of HITH which is caused by poor water conditions and/or nutrition. In the latter case, improving water conditions and diet is the best treatment. I 100% agree with the Boyd vitamins in the water, when he's not eating, he will still uptake the vitamins via gills. I know it seems too late, but fixing the cause is the treatment. Anyway, hope he recovers well :)
 

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angelcraze said:
So discouraging and annoying that antibiotics are now banned in Canada. Some have had some success feeding Epsom Salts. It's often used when Metro fails or as an alternative or added with Metro.
Treating Hexamita with Epsom Salts

The thing i'm not sure about is if they treat the parasite Spironucleus only or the symptoms of HITH which is caused by poor water conditions and/or nutrition. In the latter case, improving water conditions and diet is the best treatment. I 100% agree with the Boyd vitamins in the water, when he's not eating, he will still uptake the vitamins via gills. I know it seems too late, but fixing the cause is the treatment. Anyway, hope he recovers well :)
I've tried the Epson Salts with internal Hexamita and I think it did help the fish survive longer, but I'm not sure it ever cleaned it up. Think I've read they can live with internal Heximita but when they are under stress again the issue will resurface. Always looking for more information on this subject. @anglecraze... thank you!
 
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Elkwatcher said:
Following... can you share any info on your friends treatment if successful as well please to help others?
API General Cure has metro in it.. is that a possibility where you live?

Crossposting... Success Rates Treating Hith After The Fish Quit Eating?
Yeah I'll ask him what hes going to be giving him. No api general cure has been banned from canada I believe, no store or amazon(canada) has it

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Sorry he's not doing well, but hope he makes a recovery in his new tank. Did you find the Metro? It tastes pretty bad so I add garlic juice to disguise the bitter taste and my fish except it better.
I did find it on Amazon, it's a little expensive though. How do you know it taste bad? Did you sample it lol

angelcraze said:
So discouraging and annoying that antibiotics are now banned in Canada. Some have had some success feeding Epsom Salts. It's often used when Metro fails or as an alternative or added with Metro.
Treating Hexamita with Epsom Salts

The thing i'm not sure about is if they treat the parasite Spironucleus only or the symptoms of HITH which is caused by poor water conditions and/or nutrition. In the latter case, improving water conditions and diet is the best treatment. I 100% agree with the Boyd vitamins in the water, when he's not eating, he will still uptake the vitamins via gills. I know it seems too late, but fixing the cause is the treatment. Anyway, hope he recovers well :)
I've learned alot from this situation (bad it had to be this way) thankfully this site is filled with amazing people who give great advice. For the boyd vitamins, do I just give that when a fish seems sick or can I just add it to the tank once every week or weeks? I'll be adding it to the order list today
 

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OurFirstTimeFishy said:
I did find it on Amazon, it's a little expensive though. How do you know it taste bad? Did you sample it lol
I knew I'd get a comment like that lol! I usually write 'apparently' it tastes bad from what I've read. I did have one picky fish that didn't even accept it with garlic, but the others did with enthusiasm almost because I laced Repashy gel foods. My fish love Repashy!

Boyd vitamins: You can add them to the water all the time, or add it to the fish food as a supplement, but it's particularly helpful with fish that need nutrition but stop eating for some reason.
 

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OurFirstTimeFishy said:
Yeah I'll ask him what hes going to be giving him. No api general cure has been banned from canada I believe, no store or amazon(canada) has it

I did find it on Amazon, it's a little expensive though. How do you know it taste bad? Did you sample it lol

I've learned alot from this situation (bad it had to be this way) thankfully this site is filled with amazing people who give great advice. For the boyd vitamins, do I just give that when a fish seems sick or can I just add it to the tank once every week or weeks? I'll be adding it to the order list today
Still available at local fish stores in BC... API General Cure, Seachem Metroplex, Hikari HealthAid Metro which is bulk Metronidazole in 2 sizes one being very large. I bought the small 3.4 oz bottle that will last me forever. General Cure sells for $19.95 for the 10 pouches. Seachem Metro about $16 and the small Hikari Metro $11.99
 
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