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Old 10-10-2011, 05:12 PM   #11 
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To the bottled water I do add water conditioning drops to remove chlorine traces.
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Old 10-10-2011, 05:15 PM   #12 
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API makes a stress coat I would recommend. However, its not a must. Don't worry if you can't find or afford it.
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Old 10-10-2011, 05:20 PM   #13 
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Thanks.... what does API stands for? might be easier to locate it here knowing what it is :)
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Old 10-10-2011, 05:22 PM   #14 
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API is just a brand name
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Old 10-10-2011, 05:24 PM   #15 
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thanks, so what I will be looking for is a stress coat maker? do you know what is in it?
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Old 10-10-2011, 06:03 PM   #16 
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Stress coat is basically a water conditioner with additives that help slime coat, ease stress, and help heal wounds
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Old 10-10-2011, 06:22 PM   #17 
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Thank you guys! will go and get his new stuff. Will let you know how he is doing.
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Old 10-10-2011, 10:56 PM   #18 
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update

Mr. Bubbles seems to be in good spirits to survive the horrible accident.... my guess is that he did rupture his eye. He is not eating but seems quite content in his new home.

I ended up spending 75 dollars (more expensive to buy here than in the US) but got him a new home 3 litre capacity (temporary fish tank while he recovers and I save up to buy him a bigger one), aquarium salt, aquarium heater (up to 5.5 gallons), API stress coat and blood worms to tempt him to eat (never tried them before).

I mixed one gallon of bottled drinking water, 1 ml of stress coat and a teaspoon of aquarium salt. Will change his water tomorrow and on Wednesday I am going for a few days and asked my sister to look after him.

Mr. Bubbles is used to my touch, every time I change his water I do it with my bare hand very gently (obviously super clean hand) and he doesn't get stressed that way, he is used to that and terrified of the net.

Any suggestions on how to make the water changes less stressful for Mr. Bubbles and my sister?

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Old 10-10-2011, 11:05 PM   #19 
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looks like he likes his heater. I love stress coat! that is the only water conditioner I will buy.
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Old 10-10-2011, 11:11 PM   #20 
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He does like his new heater and keeps loving his bamboo plant :)

Any suggestions on how to make the water changes less stressful for Mr. Bubbles and my sister for the few days I will be gone?

Thanks!
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