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Old 01-28-2013, 05:41 PM   #31 
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Woke up this morning to see only his eyes moving. He did eventually get swimming and eat but I thought for sure he wouldn't last the day. He did but it surprised me.

Alright, will do for the water changes. As for the test kit, I still live with my parents and they won't allow it. I'm having a hard enough time convincing them the medicine isn't a waste of money.
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:40 PM   #32 
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I'm really sorry :( Kanaplex is on its way but I'm not sure it's going to help at this point. I hope so..
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Old 01-31-2013, 04:28 PM   #33 
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He's still alive and well enough to need to be cupped during water changes.

I got the kanaplex today, thank you so much. I added it to the water by dissolving one flat scoop into one cup of water, and pouring 1/2 cup into the tank. I hope I've done it correctly.
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:47 PM   #34 
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1 scoop treats 5g so you're good. I also have to warn you I have no idea how your plants will react to the med so just a head's up. It will toast your cycle though..
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:51 PM   #35 
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Alright good. I looked and couldn't find much, but one person on the seachem forums did say that it didn't affect their plants. I'll watch them though, I don't want an ammonia spike. Not too worried about cycle in a 2.5.

Should I be doing water changes more frequently with the kanaplex in? Also do you suggest following the dosing instructions for 1 dose every 2 days for up to 3 doses?
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:34 PM   #36 
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Yes. I would do a 50% change every other day (same temp water and all that) and a 100% change at week's end.

Let us know how it goes..
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:00 PM   #37 
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Kanaplex seems to be having no effect. His back is starting to bend slightly due to the size of his stomach I believe. Despite this he still chases his food eagerly and begs. I will add the final dose tomorrow, but I think is too late for him..

I have been doing research and am thinking of writing a thread to help others avoid this.
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:13 AM   #38 
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Sorry for not updating.

He is still alive and eating. He prefers to hang by the tops of the tank unmoving unless he sees me, but he goes after his food voraciously. I think he has trouble moving because of the lump and the curve in his spine it has caused. I half think that the kanaplex killed off the or reduced the mycobacterium and now he's just left with the inconvenience of the granulomas.

I woke up this morning to find the winter storm had arrived. Either the power went out or his heater is damaged because his tank was a frigid 60F this morning. I've gotten it back up to 70, but the heater seems reluctant to go any higher. I've got a towel wrapped around the tank and the lamp on, he has no behavioral changes. Is there anything I can do to keep the temperature up?

edit: just watched him poop, it has a clear almost webby segment in it...

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I'm sorry :( What a fighter..

He still has an internal infection then. Again we're back to either bacterial or parasite in nature..

I would be careful about warming him back up too quickly. That could cause shock. General guideline is no more than 5 degrees per day and 1 per hour
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