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Old 07-06-2010, 10:22 PM   #21 
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Okay thank you. Still curious about internal parasites, though.
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Old 07-07-2010, 10:13 AM   #22 
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Update on him. He is so much more active. His fins are deep red color, now. He was brown with reddish brown fins.
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Old 07-07-2010, 11:12 AM   #23 
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antibiotics for fin rot.
Penicillin at 10,000 units per liter is a very effective treatment. Treat with a second dose in two days. Or use chloromycetin, 10 to 20 mg per liter, with a second dose in two days. Other antibiotics can also be effective. Kanacyn (kanamycin) will treat both bacteria at once. Maracyn (erythromycin) is effective against C. columnaris, and using Maracyn 2 (minocycline) in conjuntion with it will treat the Aeromonas bacteria as well.
Maracyn 2 contains Minocycline, Maracyn plus contains Sulfadimidine and Trimethoprim. you can use them both together at the same time.please remove the carbon filters in your tank before adding medication. the maracyn plus comes in a different dosages one is the 32oz and the other is 8 oz.
usage is as follows :
  • Shake well before using.
  • Add 2 capfuls (10 ml) per 10 gallons of water.
  • Treat on days 1, 3 and 5.
  • Use as soon as the first signs of disease are noted.
  • Treated water may appear cloudy at first due to the presence of the microscopic spheres; 30 minutes to 1 hour after treatment all cloudiness is gone.
  • Maintain normal filtration and air.
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Old 07-07-2010, 05:44 PM   #24 
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Done his first water change! Put him in a cup for a minute or so and he freaked out. How do I make it less stressful for him?
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Old 07-08-2010, 12:23 AM   #25 
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get a bowl thats big enough for hi to swim around and add water lettuce.he'll hide underneath it while your changing the water and not get freaked out
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Old 07-08-2010, 10:48 AM   #26 
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Okay Thank you!
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Old 07-08-2010, 11:00 AM   #27 
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Sorry I'm so ignorant, but I was wondering, what is water lettuce? Is it just regular lettuce? Because my betts gets freaked out when I do water changes, also.
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Old 07-08-2010, 11:11 AM   #28 
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It looks like the stuff hippos swim under according to Google :D
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Old 07-08-2010, 11:19 AM   #29 
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Try soaking his pellets in Garlic juice. It really really helps with IPs!!! When I had a case of IP I gave my fish Garlic pellets and they pooped like 5 times a day. LOL
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Old 07-08-2010, 01:14 PM   #30 
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this is what it looks like

water lettuce.you can get them at the lfs
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