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Old 04-08-2012, 01:50 PM   #11 
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Do you have him in a hospital tank? I find it's much easier to treat in those, rather than work around their existing tank with decorations. Much easier to do water changes then too. Sookie is currently in a 1 gallon hospital.
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Old 04-08-2012, 04:57 PM   #12 
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Sookie looks like a little bruiser!

No, I don't have him in one, but I thought about it though.
I will keep working on the pictures, I can't seem to get in a good position to take one of him.

I just completely cleaned his tank, once I got down to the rocks I saw a lot of green flair up. So I ended up throwing out over half of them. I washed everything with hot water and then put the ES in. Hopefully this will make an impact.
I think I'll put the salt in once every day for 5 days and if he's still acting funky, I'll search out the heavy chemicals. Does that sound smart?
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Old 04-08-2012, 05:35 PM   #13 
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Sookie looks like a little bruiser!

No, I don't have him in one, but I thought about it though.
I will keep working on the pictures, I can't seem to get in a good position to take one of him.

I just completely cleaned his tank, once I got down to the rocks I saw a lot of green flair up. So I ended up throwing out over half of them. I washed everything with hot water and then put the ES in. Hopefully this will make an impact.
I think I'll put the salt in once every day for 5 days and if he's still acting funky, I'll search out the heavy chemicals. Does that sound smart?
Green isn't a big deal. Normally just algae. I just rinse that off.

The salt is a good idea, but I'd say if he looks worse during that 5 days, go with chemicals. I don't like going the chemical route either, but sometimes you don't have a choice.
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:07 AM   #14 
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Yeah, and it seems that anytime I try with chemicals they end up just dying faster. I swear the harder I try to help them the faster they die.

Hopefully the salts will work out, it's only been a day now, but he hasn't been moving much. Yesterday when I put him back into the tank he swam behind in the little silk leaves forest and crammed himself between two leaves for the day. It was weird looking.

Thanks for all of your help. I'm going to try my best to save him. It's extra stressful and hard when you have no direction.
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:13 AM   #15 
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Yeah, and it seems that anytime I try with chemicals they end up just dying faster. I swear the harder I try to help them the faster they die.

Hopefully the salts will work out, it's only been a day now, but he hasn't been moving much. Yesterday when I put him back into the tank he swam behind in the little silk leaves forest and crammed himself between two leaves for the day. It was weird looking.

Thanks for all of your help. I'm going to try my best to save him. It's extra stressful and hard when you have no direction.
Trust me, I know the feeling. I find it easiest to treat in a hospital tank. Much easier to clean out. Also, make sure you are dissolving the aquarium salt prior to putting it in the tank.
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:33 AM   #16 
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y do u dissolve it first? i just use one of those cups with holes in the top and pour it in nd it dissolves in
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y do u dissolve it first? i just use one of those cups with holes in the top and pour it in nd it dissolves in
I typically put it in a bottle and shake it around a ton to dissolve it. Then I pour it back and forth into the water. Seems like it gets more dispersed that way. If you just pour it in, it takes awhile to dissolve.
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:55 AM   #18 
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well with the cup it keeps dissolving in and u dont hav 2 replace it every time u do a water change
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well with the cup it keeps dissolving in and u dont hav 2 replace it every time u do a water change

To each his own.
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