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Old 10-24-2011, 06:27 PM   #1 
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Ratchet Made It!

So, I've had Ratchet for over 4 months now. He use to live in a once divided 10 gallon, then a twice divided 10 gallon, and then a 1.5 gallon because he started tail biting.

I decided to get him a 2.5 gallon and got him a nice heater and new plants. I set it all up and adjusted him. He spent the night in the tank and loved it. But when I came home from work the next day, something was seriously wrong. He was lethargic, clamped, breathing heavy, and staying in one corner. I got him out and put him in some clean water with some epsom salt.

The next day the edges of his fins turned black and paper thing and started to fall off. I changed his water twice a day for two days and brought him up to 2 tsp/gal epsom salt. O the third day he ate and most of the black had fallen off. He was also active again.

He made it through chemical poisoning/burns with flying colors. I thought he wouldn't make it, but he proved me wrong, and I'm so thankful he did.

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Old 10-24-2011, 06:53 PM   #2 
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Good job pulling him through! It would have been a pity to lose such a beautiful boy. :)
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Old 10-24-2011, 07:21 PM   #3 
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He's definitely my favorite boy. I would hate to lose him. He's got such a personality too.
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Old 10-24-2011, 07:31 PM   #4 
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oh pat! I'm so happy to hear that! I knew you could do it Ratchet!
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Old 10-24-2011, 07:38 PM   #5 
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Maybe his grumpiness taught those chemicals a lesson.
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Old 10-24-2011, 08:41 PM   #6 
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Glad hes ok! :D
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