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Old 06-06-2012, 11:02 PM   #11 
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She is no longer interested in food. She isn't very responsive at all. I did a close inspection of her. Her right gill looks injured. Possibly even bloody. It isn't closing properly.
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:10 PM   #12 
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Probably ammonia burns. Do you know what kind of care she had before she came to you?

If you have API Stress Coat, add a double dose in now. That should help her. The medication I would recommend for her is Seachem Kanaplex but it's hard to find it in stores and usually has to be ordered. I've gotten it from www.kensfish.com but recently www.drsfostersmith.com has begun to carry it as well. The next best bet would be API Furan-2.
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She was part of a sorority with the rest of the females I received. They were housed in a 20 gal tank. She had been treated with salt baths before coming to me. I'm about to change her water right now to vacuum out the food she didn't eat. Maybe some fresh water will help her perk up.. I'll dig my stress coat back out. Haven't needed it for a while.
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The Stress Coat will definitely help with her inflamed gill. The tank sounds big enough, but that depends on how many water changes were done.
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:39 PM   #15 
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I just got more pictures of her while changing her water. I don't like how she looks at all. I had tried not to get too attached to her, but I really do like her. I don't know what else can be done. I seem to be losing her.
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:56 PM   #16 
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Her gill does look bloody all right. :( She doesn't look any more bloated than before, which is good.
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Old 06-07-2012, 12:04 AM   #17 
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Thank you for all of the help, but she just passed away.
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Old 06-07-2012, 12:22 AM   #18 
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And now my blue marble male is starting to decline. Not sure I can handle the loss of two in one night.
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Old 06-07-2012, 12:36 AM   #19 
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:( I'm so sorry, Enkil.
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Old 06-07-2012, 12:38 AM   #20 
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I've cupped Barinthus in water from one of my more established tanks and am floating him in the divided tank in Sholto's section. Sholto checked him out and then went on his way to wiggle dance at me. I'm hoping that this might keep Barinthus going. He ate tonight. I don't know why he has had this sudden decline.
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