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Old 06-25-2012, 03:56 PM   #1 
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Poor Little Eva

My poor little Eva has been sick for about a week now. For the life of me, I just can't figure out what is wrong with her. Any help in figuring this out would be very much appreciated.

Eva is a black marble dragon HM. Until she became ill, she was part of my sorority. She is the only one that is ill. I have her isolated, of course. She has been for about a week to keep the other girls safe.

She has not been eating. This is very out of character for her and how I came to notice she was ill. She was always the first in line for food.
She has been moved into a 2 gallon heated hospital tank. I have tried both AQ and ES. Neither made any difference.

Her water is changed daily. Nothing used to clean her tank is used to clean any of the others. I use Prime to condition the water.

How she has been acting:
- Lays on the bottom.
- Only comes up for air.
- Other than getting air, she does not move.
- If stimulated, she will move.

I do have some medicines on hand and have IAL. Her color is normal and she physically looks normal.
Any ideas/suggestions are more than welcome. I'm at a loss.
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Old 06-25-2012, 04:06 PM   #2 
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That's frustrating!

How old is she?

What are you feeding her? How much and how often?

What is the temperature in the QT?
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Old 06-25-2012, 04:27 PM   #3 
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QT is at 79*F
Eva is about 10 months old.
I have been feeding a diet of NLS betta pellets, frozen mosquito larvae, and frozen bloodworms. I feed twice a day - in the morning and again in the evening. All of my tanks are 78-79 degrees.
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:12 PM   #4 
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Still no improvement. She has IAL in her water now. She does not seem worse. Still will not eat.
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:53 PM   #5 
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I wish I could say something to help, but I'll be thinking of her and sending you both all the positive energy ;) I can muster. :(

I hope she responds to the IAL, thinking of you and your girl!
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Old 06-26-2012, 10:02 PM   #6 
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The IAL has been in there for a few hours now. Water is tinged a yellow-ish color from it. Her breathing seems a bit more even now. Hoping this is a good sign and not her giving up on me. Keeping a very close eye on her still.
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