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An update on all tanks etc.


tithra

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Here is a quick update on everyone/everything :D

Edie is doing wonderfully. She is always so active and seemingly healthy :) She has started hand feeding a bit, although she usually doesn't actually get a pellet in her mouth because she runs away so fast, but it is nice that she is finally start to warm up to me a bit more.

Puff is still a complete mess unfortunately. He is floaty/head standing/bottom sitting most of the time, and the MMs do not seem to be helping this time around. He also has an ongoing wen ulcer issue which I have been trying to treat with oxolinic acid, but it is not helping thus far. The ulcer actually got larger today :( He also managed to rip his dorsal fin in half, I have no idea how because there is close to nothing in his QT tank.

I really hope he recovers soon. It is a bit exhausting to have him sick all the time. I am thankful that he is still eating well and excited to see me though.

Mr. Betta has been named 'Campy' by bf because he likes to 'camp out' in the plants lol. He is a super weird little guy. He is very skittish and really likes to wedge himself in the low lying foreground plants. Today I found him trying to eat a piece of hairgrass! :blink:

He developed some fin rot a couple weeks ago, I think this is because my apple snail kicked the bucket and I did not find him for what must have been at least a few days (he did not look 'fresh' when I found him), so I think there may have been some bacterial issues in the water due to that. I have been doing water changes every other day and the fin rot appears to be resolving on its own :)

Finally, I got a UV sterilizer for the main tank! :) I made a video of it, so I will post more about that at some point.

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I can't get over Edie! She is really pretty :)

Hope Puff recovers well, so sad to see him ill :( But Campy looks well, and I really like the blue colour he has, reminds me of clouds :P My betta, Artemis usually gets bacterial rot after he nips, but it also just seems to resolve itself if I increase the water changes a little :) Hopefully it won't be a big issue, I thought mine was a one-off fin rot fishy...16 months later... :P

Good luck with Puff! The tanks look really nice :)

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Edie is so gorgeous and so unique looking, you gotta love her! I hope Puff gets better soon. It's such a shame to see him like that :( Fishies (and animals in general) should never be ill. :(

But I know he's in good hands with you, so he can count himself very lucky!

And I absolutely love that betta tank. What plant is that in the left back corner? I wish I had proper light to do nice planting projects like that :D

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I can't get over Edie! She is really pretty :)Hope Puff recovers well, so sad to see him ill :( But Campy looks well, and I really like the blue colour he has, reminds me of clouds :P My betta, Artemis usually gets bacterial rot after he nips, but it also just seems to resolve itself if I increase the water changes a little :) Hopefully it won't be a big issue, I thought mine was a one-off fin rot fishy...16 months later... :PGood luck with Puff! The tanks look really nice :)

Thanks Narny :) I hope Puff will recover soon too!

Edie is so gorgeous and so unique looking, you gotta love her! I hope Puff gets better soon. It's such a shame to see him like that :( Fishies (and animals in general) should never be ill. :(But I know he's in good hands with you, so he can count himself very lucky!And I absolutely love that betta tank. What plant is that in the left back corner? I wish I had proper light to do nice planting projects like that :D

Thanks Fang :) Edie is definitely a unique fishy in many ways :P The back left corner of the betta tank is flame moss tied to drift wood. It has grown a ton, I have actually had to start trimming it recently. It's my favorite plant in there. I got it from PAC, I don't think flame moss needs very high light being a moss ;) You should get some! Really the only plant that requires much lighting in there is the hairgrass.

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Aw, edie is SOOO gorgeous!

I'm so sad to see puff still sick :( if mms aren't working, is there anything else you could try? Do you think he'll ever get to go back in the main tank? Poor guy :(

Your betta is very pretty, and the tank looks GREAT! You're amazing at decorating! Want to come over and decorate my tanks? :P

I agree with Fang, the flame moss is SO cool! I wonder if it would work with my 5g's LED lights. 

When you clean your betta tank, do you gravel vaccum, or since you have so many plants, do you just suck water off the top? (did that make sense? :P )

Anywho, lovely tanks! Thanks for sharing :)

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You have such pretty fishies. I hope Puff feels better!

Thanks courtney :)

Aw, edie is SOOO gorgeous!I'm so sad to see puff still sick :( if mms aren't working, is there anything else you could try? Do you think he'll ever get to go back in the main tank? Poor guy :(Your betta is very pretty, and the tank looks GREAT! You're amazing at decorating! Want to come over and decorate my tanks? :PI agree with Fang, the flame moss is SO cool! I wonder if it would work with my 5g's LED lights. When you clean your betta tank, do you gravel vaccum, or since you have so many plants, do you just suck water off the top? (did that make sense? :P )Anywho, lovely tanks! Thanks for sharing :)

Thanks Mandie :) I will send you some flame moss when I send the other plants ;) you can try it out!

When I vacuum I just run over the plants and try to get any waste that I can see, but the vac does not go in the gravel since it is so heavily planted.

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Hey Tithra, just an observation but... (and I am by no means an expert or anything)

But to me if it were an ulcer, it would be an open wound or a hole of some sort. That looks to me more like inflammation with some fluid underneath (hard to tell from the video). In humans typically such things are either removed or drained and then treated with topical antibiotics.

I'm sorry about puff, I hope he gets better! (I'm quite fond of the little guy) :)

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Hey Tithra, just an observation but... (and I am by no means an expert or anything)But to me if it were an ulcer, it would be an open wound or a hole of some sort. That looks to me more like inflammation with some fluid underneath (hard to tell from the video). In humans typically such things are either removed or drained and then treated with topical antibiotics. I'm sorry about puff, I hope he gets better! (I'm quite fond of the little guy) :)

Yeah, I know it is kind of funny to refer to it as an ulcer, but it is a sort of ulceration that is very deep and has not yet reached the surface. We could just call it an infection :P

You could potentially do surgery on it in order to expose it, but I am just not interested in messing with that. I started out using medi gold which contains oxolinic acid which is really good for penetrating tissues. The infection went away but came back right after.

He got floaty again too so I had to treat with MMs after that. While he was on MMs I used oxolinic acid in the water (it is supposedly good at getting into tissues even waterborne). Once he stopped MMs I put him back on MG (after consulting with others). The infection has nearly disappeared again, but I am not sure what will happen when I take him off.

Alex and I have talked about this a bit, and apparently these wen issues are some of the hardest to treat. It can be kind of a chronic thing unfortunately :(

Anyway, thanks for thinking about Puff :). Alex was saying that thai breeders often go right for the surgical route when these wen issues occur, but I am just not comfortable draining or cutting at this point :P I would do it if I had to, but only as a last resort.

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It looks like a cyst to me, or something liken to a pimple. Have you considered just sticking a needle in it to lance it and let it drain?

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It looks like a cyst to me, or something liken to a pimple. Have you considered just sticking a needle in it to lance it and let it drain?

eek. not sure I have the stomach for that quite yet. :) Not that I wouldn't do it, but it makes me a little anxious.

It has actually pretty much gone away at this point on the medi gold. We'll see what happens when he gets off the meds though.

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It's so nice to see Edie in full vigour! She's beautiful!

I am so sorry to hear about Puff, Evelynne. Sending healing vibes for him. Hope he gets very well soon.

It's a punishment for humans to see their pets sick. :(

Best wishes, Evelynne.

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Thank you Bagho. I took him off the meds a couple days ago, he was a bit constipated from them I think so he is on a strict diet of veggies right now. So far he is looking pretty good :)

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That's so great to know, Evelynne. Best wishes for Puff. I'm always thinking about him. My family too is worried for him. He's a super duper cute+handsome fishie. :)

Please send my kisses to him.

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You don't have any video uploaded on the web, which isn't downloaded in my PC! :D

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Hi Tithra, When my daughter and I got our fish back in June (we are new to having fish) we had looked at so much fish videos on youtube prior to June and still now. Yours was one of them. I think we have seen all of them. Your fish are absolutely beautiful. We kept wondering if you were going to post a Sept. video on youtube. (I don't have an acct on youtube. We just enjoy looking at the video's.) I was so sad to see your post here on Koko's that Puff isn't doing well again. He is so cute and adorable. Edie is very elegant looking. You are such a great fish owner and I have learned so much from your video's on youtube. Thank you. I hope Puff will get back to feeling and looking better sooner than later and reunite back with Edie.

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So sorry for the loss of your beloved Puff.

sorry for not seeing your earlier comment sooner! I'm glad you and your daughter enjoyed my videos :) I am trying to get better about posting them more regularly. And thank you so much for your condolences :heart

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