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Old 09-29-2012, 07:37 PM   #111 
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AWESOME. I am so glad.

His belly and face are covered in this stuff: http://guppyfishh.blogspot.com/2012/...sed-guppy.html

I'm so glad you kept telling me it's columnaris. >_<
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Old 09-29-2012, 07:38 PM   #112 
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....I figured out why the columnaris struck: It's the heater. I'm going to turn it down as well.

Shigeru loves higher temperatures, but so does columnaris. >_>
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Old 09-29-2012, 07:43 PM   #113 
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Yeah, after I did some more research on sap I realized the "fuzzies" in sap look way different than what you were describing.

Probably was the heater. Darn those high temps.

Gray bellies sometimes happen when they're sick, especially if it's an internal issue. In his case though, it could be more bacteria like on that sick guppy in the pic. As long as it's not bloating out too, I wouldn't worry about it too much.
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Old 09-29-2012, 07:47 PM   #114 
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I am heaving a sigh of relief, because it sounds like it's still early and the meds can work. Actually, tears of relief.
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Old 09-29-2012, 07:55 PM   #115 
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As long as they're still eating, there's always a really good chance of full recovery. It's when they refuse food that I worry.

Go Shigeru!
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:24 PM   #116 
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Actually, it's not clear to me from the instructions whether i should pouring it into his water AND mixing it with his food at the same time to treat him. I'm going to look around on the web for more information.
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:37 PM   #117 
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http://www.seachem.com/support/forum...ead.php?t=3953
http://www.seachem.com/support/forum...ead.php?t=3844

According to their forums, it sounds like you either dose it in the water or feed it, not both. I think on account of the gray belly, feeding it to him would be better? I wonder if that would get the gunk off his skin.

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Old 09-30-2012, 12:14 AM   #118 
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http://www.seachem.com/support/forum...ead.php?t=3935 I think this proves I can feed Shigeru the meds even for something growing on his skin.
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Those links from above don't answer my next question though: If I feed the kanaplex to Shigeru, am I supposed to include it in EVERY meal?
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Old 09-30-2012, 02:08 AM   #120 
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He was pretty happy today after I fed him medicated food and increased his IAL.

He hasn't pooped since Friday, and actually the color of his poop since Monday may not have been red/brown as is normal - I actually can't recall. Would this coupled with the grey belly indicate his digestive system has shut down?

In that case, I'm really hoping the kanaplex he got this evening will kick start it again.

I know this is a lot of questions! Sorry!
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