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Old 01-05-2013, 04:46 PM   #41 
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He hasn't eaten anything and yet is growing. That is not constipation.. Feeding him laxatives will not help.
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:19 PM   #42 
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Has he eaten any peas or pooed yet? any parasites will show up as abnormally discolored poo or signs of worms
if it looks normal but hanging like a string he was constipated.
keep up the treatment but do not feed yet, just a bit of treated pea,,some daphnia wont hurt but not too many.
Temperature up a little and some air bubbling. If you are using Kanaplex & Furan 2 do not use Worm out Gel.
Be patient, once he starts to swim a bit better, the exercise will ease his discomfort
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Gave him part of a pea soaked in cod liver oil, he didn't eat it. I haven't seen poo for a very, very long time.
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:21 PM   #43 
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I thought you were treating with KanaPlex as well as my advice, the kanamycin sulfate which is an active ingredient should have shown some results by now, the dosed pea should have produced a stool/poo, a description of color/condition of the stool will give an indication if the fish has an infection, constipation etc.
Not being able to see the fish makes this quite difficult to diagnose.
He does not seem to be reacting to any advice, if it was constipation or bloat would have been reducing his stomach by now, the Kanaplex or Furan 2 should be fairly well absorbed by the fish and at least showing some if only slight reaction.
All you can really do for now is keep up the treatment, and don't miss your water changes water changes, hopefully the treatment will eventually work.
Keep us all informed in his progress.
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:23 PM   #44 
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He only started Kanaplex 2 days ago.. it can take up to a week to see any significant result, but one would hope within 2-3 days.
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I thought you were treating with KanaPlex as well as my advice, the kanamycin sulfate which is an active ingredient should have shown some results by now, the dosed pea should have produced a stool/poo, a description of color/condition of the stool will give an indication if the fish has an infection, constipation etc.
Not being able to see the fish makes this quite difficult to diagnose.
He does not seem to be reacting to any advice, if it was constipation or bloat would have been reducing his stomach by now, the Kanaplex or Furan 2 should be fairly well absorbed by the fish and at least showing some if only slight reaction.
All you can really do for now is keep up the treatment, and don't miss your water changes water changes, hopefully the treatment will eventually work.
Keep us all informed in his progress.
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Yup, that's what I"m doing, only he hasn't eaten any peas yet, and no poo to report on. I tried again yesterday to feed him a pea. He's pretty much the same as he's been- sluggish, eating very little, big as a marble. I'll try to post some current pics today- be warned, they won't be pretty.
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Quick question- the instructions for Kanaplex say to dose him every other day, should I be doing it every day instead? I'm wondering if it may be necessary with the frequent water changes. As Callistra has suggested I'm doing the Furan 2 every day.
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:34 AM   #47 
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no overdosing is not advised, stick to the stated dose,
he is still with us and not really showing signs of further deterioration.
so the medication seems to at least be holding the sickness at bay.
just keep up the treatment, water changes, higher temp and aeration for now.
try a little daphnia now and then but if he wont eat it, don't force him.
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Here's a pic of him today.
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Has he improved at all?
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Has he improved at all?
No. I suppose he hasn't died yet, either, for what it's worth.
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