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Old 04-09-2012, 11:41 AM   #71 
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By bright red, is it blood red or red like a fish pellet?
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probably the blood worm it are finally coming out
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By bright red, is it blood red or red like a fish pellet?
Bright red.

Sookie doesn't seem to be doing any better. She seems to be steadily declining. We tried the epsom salt for awhile, but that seemed to make her much worse, not better. She also seemed to be getting more and more gold on her fins, so we have been treating with AQ Salt and Maracyn. I'm losing hope.
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I'm worried too. Bright red poo would indicate some kind of internal bleeding, which we can do absolutely nothing about. :( Velvet can go internal so I'm afraid that may have happened with Sookie.

You can continue with the treatment you're using but if it looks like she is suffering, you may need to consider the quality of her life and the next step . . . I'm really sorry.
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I'm worried too. Bright red poo would indicate some kind of internal bleeding, which we can do absolutely nothing about. :( Velvet can go internal so I'm afraid that may have happened with Sookie.

You can continue with the treatment you're using but if it looks like she is suffering, you may need to consider the quality of her life and the next step . . . I'm really sorry.
We started some Coppersafe for Velvet last night, and are continuing with AQ salt. I'm about willing to try anything at this point.
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Okay. Just be careful with Coppersafe, it's really powerful stuff. When you're done using it, ttear down the tank and scrub it out to get rid of all traces of copper. Good luck with it.
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Okay. Just be careful with Coppersafe, it's really powerful stuff. When you're done using it, ttear down the tank and scrub it out to get rid of all traces of copper. Good luck with it.
I didn't want to go with it, but I really don't want to just give up on her. The Maracyn says it's safe to use with it, but should I cease that seeing as how the Copper is so powerful?
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Maracyn won't do anything for Velvet so you might want to stop using it, yeah. And I don't blame you for not wanting to give up. She's a cutie and she's worth fighting for.
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Maracyn won't do anything for Velvet so you might want to stop using it, yeah. And I don't blame you for not wanting to give up. She's a cutie and she's worth fighting for.
The bottle says no water changes are needed, but everything I'm reading says do one daily and just redose with the copper every day. Does that sound right? I would really hesitate to follow what the bottle says there.
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Yes, taht sounds right. No water changes would be if the tank was 10 gallons or more.
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