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Old 11-17-2009, 12:36 PM   #11 
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How long will it take before I know its working?
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Old 11-17-2009, 01:29 PM   #12 
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In my experience, I saw physical recovery overnight. Typically the outer strings and stuff will be the first to disappear.

Just remember to finish the course of both antibiotics before removing them. Just as in humans, cutting a course of antibiotics off early because everything appears to be back to normal in an invitation for a resistant strain of bacteria.

You've done all you can now, just keep super consistent with the antibiotics and don't be afraid to use aquarium salt with them. Also, don't crank the heat too much like you might do with a disease like ich... in this case extra heat will only encourage bacterial growth. A gradual dip to around 76 should be good.
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Old 11-17-2009, 02:04 PM   #13 
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he still is doing horribly. i am suprised he's hung on this long. i wonder if its too late?
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Even if it is, keep on the meds. It's the only thing you can do.

Try darkening the room and turning the lights down so he can rest.
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Old 11-17-2009, 05:10 PM   #15 
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Hello, update

Well Watson hasn't died... but he looks almost dead. Sometimes he gets up and swims around but a lot of the time he just lays there on his side.
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:( Fingers crossed and keep on the meds... they were started quite late, but it's definitely worth a try.

Speaking of, how are your other guys doing? You'll definitely want to catch anything they're coming down with before it gets to this stage.
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Old 11-17-2009, 07:50 PM   #17 
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Well, Watson is still doing horribly. I think he's getting worst if that's possible. He is laying on his side and i tried to see if he'd move and he started twitching like crazy like he can't move his bottom half or something. I don't understand what that's about at all. :(
The other fish seem to be doing fine. The one still only has the symptom of being a little lethargic.
The other fish was put on antibiodics because he has a bacterial infection. He seems to be much better.
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Old 11-17-2009, 08:15 PM   #18 
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Oh man it's really spread... well, he'll either pass away or make a turnaround tonight... keep us updated!
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Old 11-18-2009, 10:15 AM   #20 
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Still hanging in there

He's getting worse but still alive. he doesn't go up to breath so i have a low flow air pump next to him so he gets oxygen. I don't know what else to do. Pray for him that he will pull through. He's proven to be so tough already.
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