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Old 06-04-2009, 11:51 AM   #11 
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Day 4:
Nothing dramatic, except last night Neptune was consumed by bout of extreme, shall I say, hyperactivity? For a full 2 minutes, he kept darting around the bowl like a bullet, with no particular agenda and we were concerned he would jump out of his bowl!!

We couldn't attribute his strange behavior to 'happiness', it looked more like he was 'afraid' of something. He was quite normal after we switched off the lights above his bowl (strange?!).

Anyways, he's started creating is bubble nest as of today and the meds are still being administered. Not much change in his fins since I reported last yesterday, just that they seem far less clumped than on day 1. And heeding the advice of some other members, we've started feeding him 2 pellets twice a day.
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Old 06-04-2009, 12:07 PM   #12 
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Maybe he was seeing his reflection while the lights were on.
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Old 06-04-2009, 12:42 PM   #13 
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Maybe he was seeing his reflection while the lights were on.
That's surprising, coz we always keep the lights on till we go to bed. I was more inclined to believe he saw one of his plants falling and thought that a tsunami was on its way
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Old 06-04-2009, 03:04 PM   #14 
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As suggested by members earlier, we've refrained from a water change since we started the meds, so that the antibiotic level builds up. Meanwhile, do you think it's a good idea to add the water conditioner to the same water (we have a 1g bowl), if only to break down the ammonia content? Or should we just keep the water as is and wait for the 5 day cycle to end?
PS: The water is not cloudy or turgid, so no issues there.
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Old 06-04-2009, 06:56 PM   #15 
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I would just wait until the next water change.
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Old 06-04-2009, 07:04 PM   #16 
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BREAKING NEWS:
Just noticed that Neptune's fin is sort of dissolving, the upper fin that is. Though he continues to make bubbles, we're worried that things don't seem right. Do they actually shed the fin affected by rot totally and get new fins, or is this the beginning of the end?
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Old 06-05-2009, 01:45 PM   #17 
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Day 5:
Last day of meds for the first cycle. Neptune's tail fin and pectoral fins seem to have de-clumped though the dorsal fin is still a mess. It's completely white and a fraction of what it was when we got him home. I'm optimistic that he'll recover with time, given that it seems the rot has at least been arrested.

dmhalfmoon in a separate post had talked about Stress Coat having excellent additives to augment growth of frayed fins. Anyone with similar experiences?

PS: For the fight & resolve that Neptune has shown all week, he's getting blood worms today. Go BOY!!
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Stresscoat has aloe vera in it and its good for their slime coat.
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Old 06-05-2009, 04:26 PM   #19 
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I feed mine 3 pellets (if I'm using pellets) of food once a day. Woa maybe I'm the one underfeeding :P
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......Well. I was just saying its not overfeeding, but its is a stable diet...
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