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Old 08-18-2013, 04:46 PM   #11 
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He Ate Two Pellets, And He's Tried To Swim, But The Red Blotch Is Bumpy And Kinda Causing His Body To Curl. Parasites, Bacteria?
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When you add any type of medication/treatment turn off the filter. Epsom salt should help with swelling so keep him on that for now. Can you get a pic of this blotch?
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When you add any type of medication/treatment turn off the filter. Epsom salt should help with swelling so keep him on that for now. Can you get a pic of this blotch?

We got home today and the blotch shrank to 1/4 of it's original size, it's now just a red spot on his fin about 1/8" around. He's eating like he's never had food...been a few days, so we gave him 3 pellets. He swam around like he wanted more. He's still bloated on one side as well. We set up a new 5g hospital tank with water we've had sitting with treatment and water from his old tank 60/40 respectively. The filter in the 5g is flowing through API nitro-zorb media (no carbon)...the only parameter that was even close to imperfect. We dosed him with some Jungle Lifeguard. We took some plants from an old aquarium, washed them well in white vinegar...rinsed them well...now he's just laying on top of them. He has a small (pinky nail sized) patch of white scales....nothing fluffy or worm looking...on his belly.

I appreciate all the help. Thank you all so much.
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Please post a picture so we can advise you better.
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Please post a picture so we can advise you better.
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He's really does well at avoiding a good pic. The red blotch is nearly gone, the bloating is way better than it was prior to the meds. Do you think it'd be safe to dose him with the epsom salts. while on the Lifeguard? I'd like to wait as he's already showing great improvement and it's only day 2 of the treatment.
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The Epsom salt and the medication should be fine together. Maybe start with a low dose of Epsom salt. Glad to hear he is improving!
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Day 7, Lifeguard treatment ended 2 days ago and Buster seems like his happy old self. Thank you all for the advice!
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