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Old 09-16-2011, 08:09 AM   #21 
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I second taking a sample of water in for testing, I think all the shops will do it for free around here. Take a sample of tank and tap water in. I know I had mine tested yesterday and it was was 7.6-7.8. I have to get it retested to see if it's like that from the tap. Andi t would explain why my Scuzi doesn't have the most flowing fins anymore.
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Old 09-16-2011, 08:29 AM   #22 
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I've tested my pH and I know that it is on the high side, but all of the fish stores locally have high pH, so that shouldn't be an issue. I have 8 other fish, and they're fins are all fine. Sparrow's fins were absolutely beautiful until this happened, and I've had him since May.

I've been changing his water every day with his treatments.

His side fins have spread out a bit more, they were originally really clamped, so that's why I'm thinking that he just can't open his fins because they're stuck together.
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Old 09-16-2011, 06:51 PM   #23 
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Do you have a water softener? Or do you use R/O water? You may want to PM OFL on this one because she knows water conditions pretty well.
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Sparrow's been doing lots better lately. His fins have started to open up, and he's slowly improving where his eating is concerned. Still has trouble keeping pellets (even crushed) down. Thankfully he's able to eat freeze dried blood worms. :)
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Old 09-21-2011, 12:40 PM   #25 
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Good to hear, newfied. Hopefully he'll be able to keep his pellets down soon.
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Old 10-04-2011, 08:00 PM   #26 
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So after weeks of LOTS of TLC, Sparrow's almost completely better! His fins are spreading out again, and he's eating pellets that don't have to be crushed! I put him back in his tank on Friday, and he's really active again!

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That's great news, newfied! He does look very good in those pics. His fins look much fuller. Way to go!
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