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  1. Hi Mandy, perhaps I can help you with some suggestions here. I did encountered these problems before. In fact it's a very common one when comes to breeding. You have to get it right from the egg stage otherwise you will go round robin massive with fry deaths. Current treatment using Methylene Blue is effective against fungus but I'm afraid you may also have parasites contamination in your sponges too. You should l consider the following: 1) Remove all sponges at this stage and reintroduce later as your fry get bigger and more resilient to infections. 2) Change medicine to Multi Cure from Australian made Blue Planet. It has methylene Blue, Malachite Green and Aciflavine (common medicine for whitespots). This will give you a much wider coverage against parasites esp Flukes. 3)Normalyl we don't any filters when raising fry. Just an airstone will suffice. We rely on 100% w/cs every 3-4 days and scrub down and to keep everything pristine. 100% w/c daily can be stressful and can do more harm than good. 4) Splitting and red stomach is due to weakening tissues when they are sick and overeating (fry will eat like no tomorrow even they are sick) 5) Also to remove all fungus or unhealthy ones immediately and qt and treat separately. The chances are they may not pull through. 6) Another alternative method is to combine Prazi, Metronidazole and 0.2% salt and treat for at least a week. (my choice is Multi Cure or any medications that consist of the three ingredients) Cheers
  2. You can use this one, just add to gel food before feeding. Do not heat.
  3. If you feel that your fish is eating and recovering, don't change the treatment. Metro should be used for at least 7days to complete it's cycle otherwise you maybe creating resistance bugs for your fish.
  4. Looking positive, she is winning. Now try to entice her to eat some fbw daily, if she start to eat that means she is recovering. Do it close to your water change. Don't feed too much.
  5. Trisulfa is available at LFS but not Kanamycin or Erythromycin but you can order online API Emerythromycin powder online.
  6. Metronidazole, Metrogyl or Flagyl ...called differently but all the same.
  7. Spitting food is also a sign of gill flukes. No necessary to show yawning, flashing, red body, not eating or fins clamping and splits. Most of the time they don't show any sighs at all, just lethargic. I have that Internal Parasites too. It's more effect when use in gel food against internal protozoans for externally I preferred the good old Praziquantel powder.
  8. If you don't have any Metronidazole, you can get this medicine called HexEx ( its a dummy name for Demitridazole) from that Bannister LFS. Just tell them I send you.( it's only sold to regulars) Get that 25gm powder bottle, cost about A$25 I think. I just bought 50 gm a few days ago. This medicine is very effective against internal/external problems such your case, dropsy, ulcers etc.. It's a medicine that I recommend you stock. My last bottle dated 2009 still worked.
  9. Elaine, sorry to hear about your drama. how long have you got her? Did you do a complete QT and treated with prazi before you mixed them in the pond? Did you notice she has any difficulty in swimming prior to her spawning ordeal? (like swimming with head higher than tail, like a small motor boat) I'll speculate it could either be an internal bacteria infection (due to egg binding) or parasites (usually flukes at this time of the year, since food spitting) or even swim bladder problem.s ( common with females having difficulty in spawning) If after 5 days with your current treatment don't work, you'll require a different treatment. ATB
  10. Both parents are Sakurai Bloodline. Some from spawn 2 and 3
  11. Sorry I stuffed up somewhere. I am using Tapatalk to upload picture for the first time. Bear with me a little longer, I'll fix it soon
  12. Started some breeding awhile back. http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/28/c1837799625859ca3f52487de3ac88e3.jpg[/img]
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