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Old 06-21-2009, 02:52 PM   #21 
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Why are you medicating him? Does he have fin rot or something? Medicating for not eating is a very bad idea. meds cause stress on the fish and if he is just not eating should not be medicated for it, it will cause unneeded stress.
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Old 06-21-2009, 03:55 PM   #22 
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ohh he has some sort of a bacterial infection and someone in another thread suggested to me using maracyn after i showed them a close up of what he looked like.
http://s117.photobucket.com/albums/o...rrent=head.jpg
it also looks like he has some fin rot too.
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Old 06-21-2009, 04:13 PM   #23 
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oh ok. the added stress of meds can make them not want to eat as well.
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Old 06-21-2009, 04:17 PM   #24 
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eck well i hope he can pull through. he hasnt eaten anything but that medicine in about 2 weeks. so maybe the medicine will help
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Old 06-21-2009, 04:26 PM   #25 
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oh, 2 weeks is a long time. do you have any food besides pellets?
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Old 06-21-2009, 04:28 PM   #26 
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i have flakes but i wouldnt really use those unless i HAD too. i have two different types of pellets that he doesnt go for either. what would you suggest feeding him? i was thinking of something live to see if he would go for them
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Old 06-21-2009, 04:37 PM   #27 
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if you can get quality live food that's worth a shot. If not try freeze dried or frozen daphnia or blood worms. He should want to gobble that up.
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Old 06-21-2009, 04:47 PM   #28 
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i'm thinking that the live food will stimulate him. cause when the medicine sank down to the bottom he perked up and swam toward it and ate it
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Old 06-21-2009, 07:47 PM   #29 
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You have to be careful with live food because it can carry parasites.
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Old 06-21-2009, 08:11 PM   #30 
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yeah i've heard that and that's the only reason i've never used it. is there any way to tell or is it just a "hope it all goes well" situation?
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