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klep88

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  1. She is awesome Alex! I know how long you've wanted a panda, so excited for you!
  2. No, I have never had problems with my Fluval. But I have read reviews of ones people have that just stop working. You may need call warranty replacement and get a new one. There is no reason a filter that new should just stop working.
  3. Oh my gosh Ashlee! This must be horrifying for you. I have no ideas on what could be causing this, just wanted to say I hope everything gets sorted out soon!
  4. True, I do think it depends on the fish. I think usually the more extreme and long the tail is, the more concern there is for fin damage from the current.
  5. None of my bettas have done well with a true power filter. I just use the little $10 cheapy internal filters by Tetra that are powered by an included air pump. In my mind, they work better than a sponge filter. Anytime I use a power filter I get paleness and torn, clamped fins. They hate water movement generally.
  6. I really have nothing to add, but I am tuning into this thread to see what the experts says. Several of my fish get these sort of spots, and I just assumed they were bacterial spots or the like. I have used salt in the past and it cleared them up but I would like to figure out what is really causing it.
  7. My ranchu, Dexter, was exactly like this. He would drift around upside down but never floated to the top. He was from Raingarden so I asked Steve about it the next time I talked to him. He said that the swim bladder can fail without making a fish float, so that was probably the issue in Dex's case. Lowering the water level was a possible solution as well as eliminating things from the diet. In my case, Dex weakened possibly from stress and ended up dying.
  8. My Ryukins get along famously with all of my other fish, which are mostly telescopes. Never had an issue with aggression.
  9. She's gorgeous, Fang! Donna is the reason I bought a female betta this week, I have her and 4 males. I also love that little 2.5 gallon tank, I have a couple of them for a few of my bettas. They are the perfect size.
  10. Awesome tank Alex! I love it and your new guys.
  11. Absolutely gorgeous fish Helen! Are you able to get these fish from your LFS? If so, I am extremely jealous of you!
  12. I pay $78 for shipping for one fish from Ken. Tithra, the difference in price is that it takes Steve's fish 2 days to get to you. Ken's fish arrive in under 18 hours.
  13. It looks in the picture like the inflamed scales are along the lateral line, am I correct? If so, I had a fish come in from Dandy Orandas with the same thing going on. A hydrogen peroxide dip every other day for 6 days and pristine water healed it right up. Lateral line irritation is usually just caused from stress and damage in shipping according to Ken from DO.
  14. They look so pretty and vibrant, even more so than they did before! I would say the sun is doing them good!
  15. I have an FX5 canister filter on my 125 gallon tank, and Aquaclears on my smaller tanks. I like both equally really, they all do their job well. If you are looking to stay in a lower price range, either check out canister filters on eBay or go with hang on the backs. They are definitely a lot more budget friendly.
  16. I agree with Amy. I would euth her. She looks to be in bad shape, and not too happy. I'm so sorry this is happening to you with how short of a time you've had her. It's not fair!
  17. Use ALOT of clove oil when you shake it with the water. I used about 15 or 20 drops when I euth'd Luna. I added it, made sure her movement was slowing, and walked away. I don't want to watch them go. I just came back and checked about 5 minutes later and she wasn't acting sleepy enough so I added about 10 more drops of emulsified clove oil. I checked 1/2 an hour later and she was gone. Hugs, I know how much it sucks to have to make this decision.
  18. They are just amazing looking! So red and gorgeous. Congrats!
  19. Wow, amazing photos! What type of camera do you use? The pictures are so crisp and vibrant!
  20. He is so gorgeous! Every time I see a broadtail from RG it makes me miss my Lambchop and want to buy another one. But, they are just too delicate for me to handle. I can't wait to see pictures when he arrives!
  21. I do agree that Hatter doesn't look like himself. I don't really have anything to add, but just wanted to say I'm thinking of you and your fish and hope that everything gets sorted out soon!
  22. Wow, Stakos this is an amazingly educational thread! Good job getting your fish on the road to health again, Amico is looking great. I totally agree with the theory that a lot of times something is off in the tank causing fish to dropsy. My lionhead dropsied when we got a water softener and our pH dropped pretty significantly, but I rectified the problem and she has been fine since. I do want to pick your brain on something that went on in my own tank though. My black butterfly Luna arrived from Dandy Orandas with raised scales. It became full blown dropsy after a few days, but I managed to cure her with epsom and heat as well as Metro food. She was in great health for about a month, then it happened again. She went downhill very quickly and died last week. Would you say in this case that it was more than likely bacterial as well as shipping stress? Just wondering if you had any thoughts on that. Thanks!
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