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Old 05-08-2011, 12:58 PM   #1 
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Thumbs down Rocko started pineconing today **pics**

This is an update for those of you following my other threads here:
http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/b...en-sign-68050/
and here:
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He's been treated for both bacterial infections, and then a few weeks later, parasites.

He's in a 5 gallon filtered, planted, heated (80F) tank, with 0ppm Ammonia, Nitrate, Nitrite, and 7.4 pH.

Yesterday (a day after being in a HT with Tetra Parasite Guard) he was lethargic, as can be expected:



Today, he looks like this:





Side view (he's really struggling here to get to his leaf):



I'm moving him to a 1.2 gal Hospital Tank with conditioned water with dissolved epsom salt now.

1 tsp per gallon sound good?

I'm premixing this in a 1 gallon jug, and don't plan to fill it all the way to the top so he can get to the surface easily. It's 80F in the house right now so I'll hold off on the heater until tonight. I may end up floating this in his main tank.
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Old 05-08-2011, 04:31 PM   #2 
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I would start with 2tsp/gal Epsom salt and get the temp down to about 76F along with 100% daily water changes in QT...if you have tannins to add from either IAL or Oak leaf that would help too...good luck.....
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I'm so sorry...
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Old 05-08-2011, 06:20 PM   #4 
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I would start with 2tsp/gal Epsom salt and get the temp down to about 76F along with 100% daily water changes in QT...if you have tannins to add from either IAL or Oak leaf that would help too...good luck.....
Will do. I don't have any Oak leaves or Indian Almond Leaves, however. :( I've heard decaffeinated green tea in bags left in the premixed jug of water for an hour or so would help? I'll hold off on that until I hear more.

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Old 05-11-2011, 07:06 AM   #5 
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Unhappy

Rocko passed away this morning, after a long illness, pretty much immediately after we got him from PetSmart.

Thank you so much for all of your help with Rocko.
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I'm sorry for your loss.
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