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Old 06-01-2009, 08:10 PM   #11 
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Taking out the carbon is ususlly what is reccommended when you are medicating fish. I think the Rid Fungus should work fine.
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Old 06-01-2009, 08:49 PM   #12 
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But leave the filter on correct?
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Old 06-01-2009, 09:03 PM   #13 
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Yes, I think you can leave the filter running. If this is incorrect, I'm sure someone will correct me.
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Old 06-01-2009, 09:50 PM   #14 
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THats what I thought. TO cycle the meds and all.
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Old 06-02-2009, 11:34 AM   #15 
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Started paul on the new meds today after a 75% water change and a removing the filter. Also did a quick siphon of any debri in the tank.

My only remaining challenge, other than being patient to see if he gets better, is to get him to eat something of substance. Pellets... pre soaked, extra small or cut in half are difficult to get him to eat. He knows that it is food and glares at it. Sometimes he even tries to eat them, but fails. Blood worms on the other hand he gobbles up. I am assuming this has to be due to the infection/swelling in his mouth.

Do you think it would be a good idea to grind up some of his pellets, add water to make them a paste and feed him bloodworms that have been dipped in this paste? This way i could atleast get some real nutrients into his diet. I could even do this with the antbiotic food I have for him.
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Old 06-02-2009, 12:02 PM   #16 
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Yeah, you could try to grind up some pellets. Also, you might try some Hikari micro pellets.Its basically a tropical fish food, mostly for really small fish like neons. They are tiny enough that maybe Paul could eat them without too much trouble.
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Old 06-02-2009, 05:46 PM   #17 
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Here are some pics. It is the whole right side of his face, mainly his eye now. His mouth seems to be better. But he has not lost any color and his behavior is close to normal.



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Old 06-02-2009, 05:53 PM   #18 
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If his behavior is almost normal then he must be feeling better. In the first pic, he almost looks like he's flaring but his face looks deformed.
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Old 06-02-2009, 09:34 PM   #19 
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he was flaring. He always flares at the camera. Its shiny and silver... he hates it. Is this swelling in his eye contingent and normal with a bacterial/fungal infection? Could this do long term damage to his sight?
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Old 06-02-2009, 09:39 PM   #20 
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I have no idea if it will affect his sight or not. I would assume that the swelling is due to his injuries. It might be hard for him to see out of it while its swollen. Hopefully, the medicine will help and the swelling will go down in a few days.
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