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Old 04-02-2011, 10:06 AM   #21 
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I do have frozen bloodworms. Should I try feeding him some of those?
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:09 AM   #22 
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He seems to barely be breathing now. He makes a great exertion every few minutes to rise to the top to breathe, and then almost falls back to the bottom, carried more by gravity than anything else. I took some of the water out so he wouldn't have so far to travel.
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:16 AM   #23 
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Operation: Save Ozzy, Part VI by LonelyPilgrim, on Flickr

There seems to be a clump of something yellow clinging to his underside? And notice the whiteness all around the underside of his mouth.
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:18 AM   #24 
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I honestly think he's going to go soon. I'm so sorry we don't have anything concrete to tell you. It's so hard to diagnose a fish. It's possible he has a bacterial infection that's taken a real toll on him. If it were me, I'd try antibiotics but he's very weak. Since you don't know what kind of infection he has, you could try a maracyn 1 and 2 combo. But he might be too far gone at this point. I'm always hesitant to suggest meds because we just don't know what's going on with him. But that's what I would do if it were me. You can try getting him to eat a bloodworm or two. Tweezer them down to him one at a time.
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:51 AM   #25 
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Poor fella...I would get him in his small container you bought him in to treat with Epsom salt 1tsp/gal along with 100% daily water changes...increase the Epsom salt 2tsp/gal on day 3 along with 100% daily water changes to complete 10 day treatment

Epsom salt can usually be found at most stores that have a pharmacy dept

Good luck and keep us posted....
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:55 AM   #26 
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Poor fella...I would get him in his small container you bought him in to treat with Epsom salt 1tsp/gal along with 100% daily water changes...increase the Epsom salt 2tsp/gal on day 3 along with 100% daily water changes to complete 10 day treatment

Epsom salt can usually be found at most stores that have a pharmacy dept

Good luck and keep us posted....
Thanks for the reply. I'm at PetSmart now looking at mess... is "Aquarium Salt" as good as/the same as Epsom salt?
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:57 AM   #27 
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Looking at meds. Silly autocorrect.
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Old 04-02-2011, 11:04 AM   #28 
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No, Epsom salt and aquarium salt are two different salts....pet shops usually don't sell Epsom salt-most stores that have a pharmacy dept will have Epsom salt...
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Old 04-02-2011, 11:08 AM   #29 
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Ah... then back into the fire: to my least favorite place in town, Wal-Mart.
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Old 04-02-2011, 11:22 AM   #30 
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O horror of horrors... such a wretched place. And they did not have what I needed. (
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