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Old 12-28-2013, 10:57 PM   #11 
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Yes, just dose it for your QT tank size. Isn't your tank already 1.5 g? How big is the QT tank? Most QT tanks are between .5 g - 3g.
My QT tank is a 1G unfiltered bowl. His normal tank is filtered an all that jazz. I already put him in without the heater. We don't seem to be having a cold snap as of yet. If I see it coming then I will put it in.
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Make sure the tank does stay above 76. Being cold can slow down the metabolism, and add to the swelling he is experiencing. To be honest, I don't think it is bloating. Lets see if the ES helps him, if not we may have to look into possible antibiotics.
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Make sure the tank does stay above 76. Being cold can slow down the metabolism, and add to the swelling he is experiencing. To be honest, I don't think it is bloating. Lets see if the ES helps him, if not we may have to look into possible antibiotics.
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I agree with NeptunesMom. Try the epsom, see if it helps, but definitely keep him warm too. It'll help him heal.
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I agree with NeptunesMom. Try the epsom, see if it helps, but definitely keep him warm too. It'll help him heal.
Well I placed him in the 1tsp last night an so far no improvements. Should I bump it when I change him tonight?
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Old 12-29-2013, 05:49 PM   #16 
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Was also doing some looking around, maybe I should order some API General Cure?
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Old 12-29-2013, 07:34 PM   #17 
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Besides the bloating, he's acting normal right?

The max dosage for ES is 3 tsp per g. You could try a max dosage and see if there is any improvement.

If you don't already have it, I would order API General Cure. I would recommend stocking up on several drugs, because you never know when your fish will get sick. I have API Furan 2, API General Cure, API Tetracycline, Maracyn I, Maracyn II and Seachem's Kanaplex always on hand.

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Besides the bloating, he's acting normal right?

The max dosage for ES is 3 tsp per g. You could try a max dosage and see if there is any improvement.

If you don't already have it, I would order API General Cure. I would recommend stocking up on several drugs, because you never know when your fish will get sick. I have API Furan 2, API General Cure, API Tetracycline, Maracyn I, Maracyn II and Seachem's Kanaplex always on hand.
Yeah pretty much so. He is a little bit lethargic but I think that is cause of the belly. He was fighting me when I was trying to change him tonight. Also put in the heater. Tried to feed him earlier but he didn't eat. Maybe try again later.
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Yeah pretty much so. He is a little bit lethargic but I think that is cause of the belly. He was fighting me when I was trying to change him tonight. Also put in the heater. Tried to feed him earlier but he didn't eat. Maybe try again later.
I would keep the fast going. You've been fasting him right?

Also, have you ever fed him live foods?
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I would keep the fast going. You've been fasting him right?
Yeah. I just wanted to try an feed him a pellet earlier also to see if I could actually see him poop to see if it was white or normal still.

Thing with the General Cure is it is a tad expensive. I don't want to order it then it turn out I need something else instead you know?
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