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Old 06-08-2013, 11:10 PM   #51 
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How old is she, and how long have you had her?

Your care is pretty much ideal... Even if she does end up passing she will have enjoyed her life.
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Old 06-08-2013, 11:30 PM   #52 
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As Matt said, your care is excellent. Unfortunately, once they pinecone, whatever disease/illness/condition they have is pretty severe.

You're giving her tetracycline and Epsom salt right now, right?

What does her poop look like? Is it 'normal' looking?
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Old 06-08-2013, 11:49 PM   #53 
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she is 9 months old. I think.. I got her in January when she was 12 weeks old.

LBF, she is on 3 tsp epsom/ gallon and tetracycline right now. I previously did a round of jungle fungal clear and kanaplex, a round of just kanaplex, a round of bifuran+ and now the tetracycline as a last ditch attempt. the whole time she has been in the epsom. I gradually increased it to the 3 tsp/gallon over 3 days. her poop is frequent, brown and small.
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Where did you get her?
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I got her from Big Al's
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Old 06-08-2013, 11:58 PM   #56 
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Ok. I'm kind of stumped on what could have caused this then. You said she jumps and hits the rim a lot... It's possible that she damaged something internal.
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you are right. it is very possible. She was extremely healthy until this. she grew to be a big girl. when i got her she was so tiny and skinny. maybe an inch? she has grown to be 2.5 inches and stocky. very feisty.

it is possible she injured herself internally from jumping and hitting the rim.
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You've done everything you could to treat a bacterial infection.... Want to try treating for internal parasites? IMO, it's worth a shot. It sounds like she's trying to fight this thing.

API General Cure (Metronidazole and Praziquantel) is a good antiparasitical medication. It treats the majority of aquatic parasites.

Some people have had good success soaking pellets in the General Cure, too. Soaking the food brings the meds internally, which is where the parasites are located.

I know it can be used with Kanaplex, Epsom salt and the furan antibiotics. I'm not sure if it can be used with tetracycline, but I don't think it will pose a problem. (I'll try to find info on this.)
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Old 06-09-2013, 12:21 AM   #59 
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I think i'll see how she is tomorrow. she seems like she is suffering. She has had to with stand all these treatments with out any progress. I really don't think she has parasites. She has no symptoms of that.
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Good night and thank you all for your time and health. I'll let you all know how she's doing tomorrow.
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