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  1. Ah if only it was school! I'm currently working two jobs trying to make ends meet as my dad has been seriously ill unfortunately Plus dealing with my own health issues too! Hopefully when I become a student again next year I will have more time to spend online Well, Kimi has continued to look his good old self (the only change I noticed after stopping the meds was him seeming disappointed about not getting several meals a day anymore ), he went home yesterday! Of course we are all keeping a super close eye on things, but so far so good - just like he'd never been away!
  2. Yay! Thankyou so much for helping me (and kimi!), I know I'm not around much but I really appreciate it. You have all been very supportive and Alex and Becs especially! How does this sound - I stop the meds today, and keep an eye on him for another few days before thinking about moving him back? Just to be on the safe side!
  3. His scales have looked good for about a week now!
  4. I'm so happy with his progress! I really panicked when I saw the pineconing, but the awesome people of kokos came to the rescue haha! Thankyou guys Do you think the MMs and Epsom need to be continued? He is acting just like his normal self
  5. Thankyou so much! I have enough to see me through at least tomorrow and monday morning anyway I don't know if he needs more - today is day 14 of the antibiotics! Pics as promised:
  6. I've got enough for the next two days I think - I don't know how much longer he will need the meds? I'm back now and I think he's looking good the black marks are taking a while to fade, but I think his fin is looking better, he doesn't look bloated and his scales look pretty much normal! I will upload a pic tomorrow so you can see his progress Thankyou so much Becs, you are an absolute star! I very much owe you one!
  7. That would be brilliant, thankyou! I will have to send you a thankyou something I'm away at the moment, but my parents have been keeping me updated haha! All is still well with kimi though
  8. Okiedoke, well he should finish the MMs in about 6 days, so I shall keep things the same until then. Does that include the Epsom? I'm not sure if I'll have enough antibiotics if he needs more though, what with some getting wasted early on with him not eating them as well! :/
  9. Thankyou so much guys, your support means so much! I get so anxious about my fish sometimes, and it's really reassuring to come here And that is an amazing story shakaho - really shows how you should never give up! These little guys are hardy! Right, time for some of my more *ahem* amazing camera skills Sorry it's a bit blurry! But hopefully it shows the difference in his scales from a week or so ago! Even just from a few days ago I don't think he looks especially bloated - he did about a week ago and I tried giving him some peas along side the epsom and MMs, which may have helped.
  10. A quick update - sorry things have been crazy busy the past few days! I think it's going well, fingers crossed! I will try to get a pic soon, but today I really think his scales are a little flatter. He's acting like his normal self at the moment, and he's eating the MMs no problem now. He's halfway through the dose now. Should I continue with the epsom? He's been in it about 8 days now.
  11. Thankyou guys I do really appreciate your help, despite having kept fish for over 10 years I still feel really unsure where it comes to choosing the right treatment! It's still a bit early/dark to tell this morning, but Kimi was eager for a few pellets just now, and I think the pineconing has improved a tiny bit
  12. Pic as promised! This was taken a couple of hours ago. What do you think? I can't work out if the pineconing is worse - maybe a little, but not alot? I think there's a touch more black than there was in the first pics too? He is still acting much the same, though I've managed to get pretty much all the MMs down him today
  13. Hmm, I'm not sure - the only place I can think I could get that would be online, and I don't know how easy/safe it is to buy antibiotics online? Though I wonder if I melted down an agar gel food, could I add crushed MMs to that? However, I managed to get him to eat a fair bit of the MMs yesterday Sorry I haven't got round to the pics yet. He's still looking pretty similar, but I will try later today.
  14. Hmm, I'm not sure if we're making progress :/ yesterday the pineconing looked a little worse, but it seems back to how it was today. The other symptoms are still constant, but he looks just a little more lethargic today It's tricky getting him to eat the MMs. He is eating a little 'normal' food when I try, but he doesn't seem to find the meds appealing! I am hand feeding and rubbing them in a little garlic, I guess its just a case of perseverance. Is there anything more I can do for him? How long can he stay in Epsom salts?
  15. Things seem to be remaining fairly constant with Kimi - I guess it beats getting worse, but I'm not sure what to do next for him? I will take some more photos tomorrow, but the pineconing looks the same to me, and while the black hasn't faded it hasn't spread either. His fin looks much the same also, his other fins are all good. He's still acting as if nothing is wrong lol! What do you think about the antibiotics?
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