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  1. *waves* I'm over here - but actually living in the UK now. Haven't been on Kokos since we sold our tank over a year ago! Just thought I would pop in and say hello Sevare
  2. Thanks It was tough..but I knew it was the right thing to do. Her well being was more important than our feelings.
  3. I have been putting off this post for over a week now... Last week my husband and I had to put our beloved Fishlips to sleep. Earlier this year her scales started sticking out and after a few weeks on 2 different types of antibiotics, she was looking great, but still acting strange. Not long ago, her symptoms came back. I gave her the antibiotics again but she lost the ability to swim upright. We then decided it was time to let her go peacefully. There were many many tears (both me and my husband) and I'm even crying now. I know we did the right thing for her, but it still doesn't make it any easier. Here's a photo pf Fishlips when we first got her....(she's the one on the right) and here she is a few years later.... farewell fishlips..we love you xxx
  4. Yes, that's a great idea! I might post a before and after pic some time this weekend Have a great weekend everyone!!
  5. things are still good! fishlips is looking awesome!
  6. It is awesome huh? Baytril is in the post today too
  7. very happy Although she still acts like a wierdo. Today she swam in between the glass and a plant and got stuck, head down, bottom in the air and just sat there.
  8. Just a quick update... After 6 days of antibiotic food (Baytril and Chloramphenicol) ...Not a single scale is sticking out YAY YAY YAY!!!! No more bloody patches either Fishlips is still doing the crazy "I think I'll just swim upside down for a while" thing...and she does have some black marks where the bloody spots were. I've checked the water - everything fine I'll keep her on the antibiotics for a total of 2 weeks I think - does this sound right?
  9. Thanks for the well wishes David. I'll guess we'll see how Fishlips goes, I will continue to treat her. There is no way I couldn't try to heal her.
  10. Thanks Jen! Fishlips is so perky now that it's hard to get a good view of how much her scales are sticking out! I think the "bad" side looks a little better today, but there are some black marks on the base of her tail fin. I wonder if the meds have caused this? I just did a 30% water change last week. Sev PS: HAPPY FRIDAY!!
  11. Will do! And I'll post your Baytril today
  12. Whoops - I tried to edit my previous post to add pictures but I was too slow! Here's Fishlip's bad side: And her good side:
  13. Just a quick update on Fishlips... So I have been feeding her food with the antibiotic Baytril in it. Today, she looks better and worse. On one side the scales aren't sticking out so much (not at all in one area!), but the other side looks slightly worse with a few more (small) bloody patches. My plan for the moment is to give her Baytril food in the morning, and Chloramphenicol food in the evening...unless someone has a better suggestion? Fishlips does appear more perky though and her poops are healthy (short pieces of thick food-coloured poop). She hasn't lost her appetite either (the little fatty )
  14. The bloody patch is gone now (yay) but apart from that, no real change. Scales are sticking out, but she's still swimming around and eating as much as usual
  15. Change of plans - Fishlips got too stressed when I weighed her prior to injection so I decided to just give her some oral medication. Unfortunately we can't medicated food here in Australia. BUT I do work in medical research so was able to nab some Baytril AND Chloramphenicol. On JenW's suggestion I will make up a new batch of food containing both antibiotics. *fingers crossed*
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