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Old 06-20-2011, 04:46 PM   #11 
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As I mentioned before, fish meds are specialized. I do not know if dissolving human meds in water will have the same effect as using fish medicine that is made to work in water. Technically they are the same active ingredients but there are other things in fish medicines that make them work.... If you can get real fish Tetracycline then go with that. It can be used with epsom salt. I do not think it is as affective as Metro but if you cannot get the Metro into her orally then it won't work anyway.
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Old 06-20-2011, 05:20 PM   #12 
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Right, ok then I guess I'll get the fish tetracycline, are there any other effective antibiotics that would help her? Its actually 3.45 am right nw bt I can't sleep! I really appreciate all your help btw! Thank you! :)
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Old 06-21-2011, 02:06 AM   #13 
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Ok, problems!
Since metranidazole is off the list, I asked the only lfs which would have tetracycline, if they had it and they suggested I go and buy it from a chemist... -_-' Awesome! Should I try the human version or not?

Cleo is doing better than last night, even though she is still bloated, her eyes have reduced slightly in size and she is a bit more active than last night... I feel medication with antibiotics is still necessary because what I'm doing is reducing the symptoms but the underlying problems would still be present :(
Please correct me if I'm wrong...
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Old 06-21-2011, 08:41 AM   #14 
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I'm going to try and soak the tetracycline with freeze dried bloodworms, hopefully this works!
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Old 06-21-2011, 08:51 AM   #15 
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Good luck! At least you spotted the dropsy in time. Dropsy is usually fatal in later stages... or at least from what I heard
If she/he starts to pinecone, it might mean that his insides are too damaged :(

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Old 06-21-2011, 09:06 AM   #16 
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Yeah, my Crowntail Demon died of dropsy a month ago, I couldn't do anything that time :( Now my only problem is getting the dosage right! I want to mix it with food like Darkmoon said and it would be more effective. but I'm having problems with dosage, ugh
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Old 06-21-2011, 09:09 AM   #17 
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Rip Demon.
Does he/she look better today?
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Old 06-21-2011, 09:14 AM   #18 
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Yes better but not great... Usually she's very fiesty, this has taken a real toll on her..
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I'm going to cheer her on! *gets cheerleaders* Go go go! You can do it! :D
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Old 06-21-2011, 09:21 AM   #20 
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Lol! Awesome! My bettas have cheerleaders! XD

Must find dosage...... gaaaaah!!
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