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Old 04-14-2011, 09:13 PM   #11 
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wow, I have a lot to learn! OK, I fashioned a 'quarentine tank'... I hope this will help! Will post link to the pic in a sec
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:15 PM   #12 
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:20 PM   #13 
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That looks perfect! Just make sure the tap can't come loose and isn't touching the water. Keep him there for the next 10 days, with 100% daily water changes. Add one teaspoon of aquarium salt per gallon. Obviously a gallon is a whole lot more, so you can premix it in a large jug or do 1/4 of a teaspoon per four cups of water, which is easier.

Once you get the thermometer you can monitor the temperature. Make sure it keeps it between 76-80, never lower.
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:23 PM   #14 
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thanks so much! I'm signing off for tonight, but will keep you posted on Stanley's condition. Tomorrow's shopping list: Omega One pellets, thermometer, water testing kit, and aquarium salt. C;mon Stanley!! Thanks again, I really appreciate the expertise :)
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Great! I am rooting for Stanley, I know he will get better!
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Old 04-18-2011, 02:13 PM   #16 
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well, today is technically Day 5 of Stanley's recuperation. He doesn't seem all that much better yet, but he is still alive!

I've been doing 100% daily water changes (well, twice yesterday as I did it very early and fairly late) of treated tap water & aquarium salt mixture... he still just sits idly at the bottom of his quarantine tank, but seems to be better at getting air when he needs it.

He has not been eating, however. The pellets I got him just float at the top until soaked, and then eventually sink. I've been leaving a few in for about 30-an hour before taking them out so as not to pollute the water. I even tried a frozen blood worm, but he didnt go for that either.

Is is possible he could starve on his road to recovery? Will there be gradual signs that he's getting better, or will he just be A-OK one day? I'm doing all I can, and hope he pulls through! (btw, the new thermometer reads a steady 76)
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