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Old 02-03-2011, 01:01 AM   #11 
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That picture almost looks like he as parasites on his body O.o?
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Old 02-03-2011, 01:15 AM   #12 
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I'd put him in aquarium salt 1 tsp/gallon for his fins (no more than 10 days) and to possibly help with whatever else he has. It looks like he might have a bit of fin rot from the fin damage.

I'm not sure what the raised scales might mean. I don't think he has dropsy, as he probably wouldn't be so active if he were pineconing (and raised scales does not equal pineconing). Just to clarify... those white spots aren't on him, that's from the picture, right?

Also... don't worry about anyone yelling at you about temperature. As long as it's staying constant 76-78, I see no problems. And that's not the issue at hand. :)

So... definitely do an aquarium salt treatment of 1 tsp/gallon. Continue this for no longer than ten days.
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Old 02-03-2011, 07:45 AM   #13 
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Thats what I though too but he's still swimming around, eating and acting normal.
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Old 02-03-2011, 10:27 AM   #14 
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I'd put him in aquarium salt 1 tsp/gallon for his fins (no more than 10 days) and to possibly help with whatever else he has. It looks like he might have a bit of fin rot from the fin damage.

I'm not sure what the raised scales might mean. I don't think he has dropsy, as he probably wouldn't be so active if he were pineconing (and raised scales does not equal pineconing). Just to clarify... those white spots aren't on him, that's from the picture, right?

Also... don't worry about anyone yelling at you about temperature. As long as it's staying constant 76-78, I see no problems. And that's not the issue at hand. :)

So... definitely do an aquarium salt treatment of 1 tsp/gallon. Continue this for no longer than ten days.

The white looking stuff is the raised scales. The picture made it look a little weird, when you look rigth at them (in person) you know its scales that are slightly raised.
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Old 02-03-2011, 01:37 PM   #15 
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UPDATE: I have place Chewie in a small glass bowl to keep an eye on his scales (Plus there are snails in the tank as well so i wanted him out just in case of contagion) Also while in this small glass bowl I noticed that one of the slightly raised scales fell off? What could this be????

Side question: Chewie was in a 2.5 before I put him in the 5g and I would like to transfer my VT into that 2.5 but Im not sure if Chewie had whatever it was in this tank aswell. Should I wait to put the VT in there? (Ive already washed everything with hot water)
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Old 02-03-2011, 02:51 PM   #16 
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I am really not sure :(
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Old 02-03-2011, 03:20 PM   #17 
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I called the guy I got him from and he told me that he wasnt sure either but if he happens to die he will replace him so i guess at least there is that. I hope not because I have gotten attached to little Chewie.
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Old 02-03-2011, 03:23 PM   #18 
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It's probably just from the damage. He needs salt treatment, so make sure you're putting salt in the quarantine bowl. Since you have snails, you definitely don't want to add salt to the main tank.
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Old 02-03-2011, 03:31 PM   #19 
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Asalt or Esalt? Ill Pick some up saturday when my Husband and I do grocerys.
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Old 02-03-2011, 03:48 PM   #20 
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Aquarium salt for wounds. Either one would really be fine, but aquarium salt is the better antiseptic, from what I understand.
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