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    1 pearlscale, 1 fantail, 1 redcap oranda, 1 black moor
  1. Bad news. Buttercup took a turn for the worst. He dropsied almost over night. And his cysts weren't getting any better. I did a complete waterchange and added epsom salt, but it didn't do any good. I knew I wouldnt get money in time to buy an meds for him, so I chose to put him down. He would have been too far gone by the time payday came around to save him. So before he could suffer any more I used the last of my clove oil. It was a fairly quick death. RIP, Buttercup. Swim free!
  2. Aww, thanks for the offer! I'll hold off and just watch right now. In fact, I have some Maracyn 2 but I don't know if it is for what Buttercup has. I'll have to read the package. His large cyst is going to pop any time now, and I see a sore beginning to form. When I get home from work I'll check on him. Thanks for your help, Stakos! It's really appreciated. I'm glad I'm not the only one going through this.
  3. No, I don't think I will get meds just yet. They seem to be going away on their own. The bigger ones are taking a while to come to a head, but he seems unaffected. I hope they don't come back. What a pain that would be! So, it's just a recurring thing he'll have to live with for the rest of his life? Ugh. I have no live plants in the tank, so where did it come from? My other fish are fine.
  4. Thanks! I don't know how easily I can get medication, but I'll make sure the watert is clean and there is salt in it. No, Buttercup doesn't realize he's sick. He's enjoying his "vacation" in a tank by himself. Once the cysts go away, will they come back? How did he get them in the first place?
  5. I really hope it's not bacterial. They come to a head and pop, then smooth over like they were never there. I havent seen the ones that have popped come back so hopefully they'll all pop and never come back.
  6. I put 1 tbsp in yesterday and added another tbsp today.
  7. Yes, but they're really blurry. I used my phone to take them. I you look hard enough you can see the white pimples. http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll303/s0c0f0b/utf-8BSU1HMDAyNzctMjAxMTAzMTctMTgyNy5qcGc.jpg http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll303/s0c0f0b/utf-8BSU1HMDAyODItMjAxMTAzMTctMTgyOC5qcGc.jpg
  8. No, he's an oranda. Yes, I do have a heater. Will it help pop the pimples?
  9. I've been absent for a while. Everything has been fine until a couple of days ago I noticed Buttercup has several (and I mean 5 or 6) pimple-like bumps on both sides of his body. He's still eating and is active, but these pustules are just nasty! He's been quarantined in a 5 gallon (it was my only option) with borrowed filter media and wc's every other day. I've added aquarium salt. Hospital Tank: Amm-0 NitrItes-0 NitrItes-0 pH-7.5 Main Tank: Amm-0 NitrAtes-5 NitrItes-0 pH-7.5 All other fish are healthy and have no signs of pimples. Buttercup, however, is a little weaker than the others. He has floating issues. I read in another thread that this may be a virus and it attacks fish with weaker immune systems, and the others may be unaffected. There's no bleeding, just puss when they pop. It's kinda gross.
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    Very nice coloring.
  11. They'll grow back. But they won't have the same shine to them, they'll be very dull and flat.
  12. HAHAHAHA! Karma paid a visit to my brother's tank. He has a REALLY BAD ALGAE BLOOM! Worse than mine was.
  13. LOL. You do seem to know what you're talking about, Solar.
  14. Nope, not ich. The others would have shown signs. In fact, the breeding stars have gone away on Inigo and Moony, who had them year-round. Now Marischino and Buttercup both have them. I'm stumped!
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