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Old 06-24-2011, 11:51 PM   #11 
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Hikari used to be good, that's why you hear good things. But they've changed their recipe so it has more wheat meal in it than fish product. :(
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Old 06-25-2011, 04:01 AM   #12 
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Turns out we already had epsom salt. Do I need to take out all the decorations and gravel before I put it in?
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Old 06-25-2011, 09:33 AM   #13 
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I don't, although they might get a little slimy.
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Old 06-25-2011, 06:32 PM   #14 
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How long do you reccomend keeping the salt in? I might be able to use a 1.5 gallon bowl we have for a quarantine tank.
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Old 06-25-2011, 06:52 PM   #15 
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I'd start with five days. If there's no improvement, ten days. I know OFL said you can keep them in epsom salt indefinitely. But if isn't a genetic problem like DarkMoon thinks, and she hasn't shown improvement in ten days, something else might need to be done.
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My sister won't let me use her fish bowl so I'll just take a few of the plants out of her normal tank and put the epsom salt in that. Do I still do the regular amount of water changes or do I need to do more?
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How often are your regular changes?
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Old 06-25-2011, 07:14 PM   #18 
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Once or twice a week, changing around 80%
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Old 06-25-2011, 07:14 PM   #19 
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It sounds like a water quality issue...start by making 50% water change today and 100% tomorrow and then get on a regular water change schedule of twice weekly...1-50% and 1-100%......
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Old 06-25-2011, 07:16 PM   #20 
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So you don't think there's anything wrong with his swim bladder?
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