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Old 08-11-2011, 09:10 AM   #11 
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Thats what happened to Chance...
The espom salt that has no smell is usually in the medicine area, if you ask someone who works there they will help you find it.
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Old 08-11-2011, 09:38 AM   #12 
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Daphnia is water mites. You can get it frozen or freeze-dried. Brine shrimp is usually a lot easier to find (and feed). Daphnia is really small and is often used as fry food.

Definitely try to get a video. I'm curious to see how she swims because if it's similar to my guy Scooter, I might say it's a back deformity. She's so cute, it would be a real shame if she had a permanent problem.
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Old 08-11-2011, 09:33 PM   #13 
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Crap. I forgot all about the video. I'll go do that right now

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she took a poop at some point and she dosent seem to drunk when she swims now :)

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Old 08-11-2011, 10:08 PM   #14 
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Swimming video
http://youtu.be/HOIEASk1Vuk
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Old 08-12-2011, 02:18 AM   #15 
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Epsom salts, 2 tsps per gallon. It looks like an SBD thing, not a back deformity. Is she bloated? Might try fasting her for a day, too.
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Old 08-12-2011, 02:25 AM   #16 
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thanks for putting up the video. To me it looks like an SBD issue. She seems to be using her caudal fin frequently to propel her upward at a 45* angle and sinks down if she stops for a moment. I think the water may still a bit too deep for her.
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Old 08-12-2011, 07:17 AM   #17 
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yeah, that's what she has been doing today. Today when she sits on the bottom she is in a straight line. Yesterday her body had the S curve. The water was lower but I added a little more. I'm gonna fast her again tonight and try epsom salt tomorrow.

I like how in the video you can see amaratsu swimming back and forth in the background. Neither one seems to take much notice of the other.

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