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Old 12-14-2010, 04:58 PM   #21 
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OK I got him into the QT. I found the cup but it has alot of cracks and was leaking. I got alot of the stuff off but there is still such a big lump of it on his eye and fins I can't remove that he can't swim freely. So he is staying in the cup floating in the QT so he can get air. He trusts me more now(or can't move as much) so I can get closer but since I have to use scissors I don't want to get too close.
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Old 12-14-2010, 05:12 PM   #22 
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Thanks for all your help guys. he is now calmer and his fins are free and I was able to remove another tiny clump. He is resting on the bottom on his side(still alive and moving if I put anything in the water) I will let him sit and remove alittle more if I can before I go to sleep tonight. Hopefully he will pull through. he is one tough little bugger.
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Old 12-14-2010, 06:10 PM   #23 
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I'm so glad. Just go slow and stay calm. Good luck to both of you. :)
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Old 12-14-2010, 06:50 PM   #24 
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YaY he's freeeee :)
Good job!!!
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Old 12-14-2010, 06:57 PM   #25 
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no completely free but free-er
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Old 12-14-2010, 07:00 PM   #26 
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I hope that things work out! <3
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Old 12-15-2010, 11:02 AM   #27 
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Glad he is partially free! Keep us posted, and I hope he pulls through!
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Old 12-15-2010, 06:27 PM   #28 
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He can swimm up to the surface now but there is a clump of the algae on him still. One of the 2 fins that hang down of his frontal bottom area is tangled in it making it hard for me to cut the algae and not that. What I want to do is let him recover and set up a 20 gallon tank and buy a CO2 thing(reactor?) and put him in that for awhile for the algae to maybe die off with no light and higher CO2 levels? would that be a good solution to my problem?
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Old 12-15-2010, 08:25 PM   #29 
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You really need to figure out some way to manually remove the algae from the fish so it doesn't continue to impede his ability to swim and live.......I would say more but I don't want to be mean......
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Old 12-15-2010, 08:33 PM   #30 
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Say more please. I can't really remove the algae without further harming him. If you were going to suggest putting him down or say take better care of the tank or something tell me. I know alot of my decisions on maintaining my tank were wrong and that is what caused this.
He can swim freely but it might take him some effort. He spends most of his time near the surface of the water so he can more easily got air(I think).
Just tell me what is on your mind, please.
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