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  1. I'll go ahead order "hun". ;-) Thank you! B
  2. hi I've been doing the 2% dips with no real improvement apparent to me. This morning she only made it to 3.5 minutes in the dip. The last ones were 5 minutes. New pics below. Fish is still acting and eating pretty normally. Beginning to feel the dips aren't really changing things here. Any thoughts from Sharon or Koko would be appreciated. Please advise. Thank you so much. Brett
  3. Ok so I did the 1% dip and she did great. Tipped a bit here and there but kept herself upright pretty much the entire time for a full 5 minute dip. I did not try to swab the white spots because I noticed the larger one on the wen had come off before I pulled her for the dip. So I just let it alone. I'll do another 1% tomorrow, then go to 2% the following day and see how she does. Thanks! I'll update when I have more.
  4. Maybe yes -- not completely sure. Do I just use a wet cotton swab and gently rub it a couple times? I've never done it before. I plan on doing the dip in the next 30 minutes.
  5. Ok I'm going to prep for a 1% dip and see how she does. Also, I noticed that the white spot on her wen shown here to the right and above her eye, is also getting red around the edges. It's difficult to see in this photo due to the color but it seems to be getting worse as well. The white material is more of a dense fuzz that breaks off as it keeps growing - rather than a "pimple" that pops. Don't know if this new info might change any thoughts as to what it is exactly. Please let me know. Thank you!
  6. Hi Yes I did a 2% dip that lasted 1 minute. So are you saying that I should do 1% dip for as long as the fish can handle until it can be in 5 minutes - Then IF it can do 5 minutes at 1% move on to 2% assuming the dips have not lasted more than 7 days to that point? I'm not exactly clear on this. Also, This is the first time I've read about a salt dip for a bacterial infection treatment. I thought salt was most effective for some parasite problems?? As I said, I'm a novice but would like to knock this thing out as it's getting worse and am now considering the Metro treatment. Are you recommending the salt dip because you believe it's the most effective treatment or because it's the most gentle treatment that might cure the issue, and if it doesn't, then move on to the meds? Thank you again for input! Brett
  7. Will do then. Thank you for your advice -- really appreciate it! On the Metro treatment - it says 1 measure per 10gal every 2 days. Is this correct? And no dosage adjustments due to water changes? And does Metro treat Aerobic and Anaerobic bacterial infections. I was under the impression the Metronidazole was more for an internal bacterial problem - but I am a novice ;-) B
  8. Trying again--- http://s1302.photobucket.com/user/ameliafish/library/
  9. sorry - here is link: <iframe width="480" height="360" src="http://s1302.photobucket.com/user/ameliafish/embed/slideshow/"></iframe>
  10. Having trouble posting images directly in the thread still -- can you tell me how please?? Here is a link to photobucket page though. Thank you!
  11. Hello I did a 2% solution. I used a large bowl with 1/2 gallon of water and 10 tsp of salt. The spot has gotten bigger and larger red area. I can do another salt dip today but feel the fish does not take to it well from the experience of the last dip. Any suggestions would be great. Thank you. Brett
  12. Ok will do -- thank you again! Brett
  13. Ok. I have a very full work day tomorrow so will have to be Tuesday. Would it be best to go to a 1% solution and hope for a longer dip? Or keep with the 2% and plan another 1 minute dip? Seems like a very short dip compared to the protocol I read. Is there a medicated procedure I might plan on if the dips are too short to be effective? Thanks again! So appreciate it! Brett
  14. Hello there... So I just did a salt dip at 2% dilution. The fish went on her side very quickly. I prodded her to get her to move and she uprighted herself but pretty much went straight back on her side. It made me a bit nervous so I only kept her in 1 full minute - and I felt like i was pushing to get to the 1 minute mark. She's in a bucket of fresh water with air right now and I was thinking of maybe giving her a 2nd dip in about 30-45 minutes. Any thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Brett
  15. Hi Thank you both for your advice and apologies for the delay in responding...very busy days going on here. I will try the salt dips. Fish is acting normally still and the spot has not been getting worse so all is ok for now. Thank you! Brett
  16. I have Metroplex, Metrozidanol, Furan-2, Para Guard, and liquid Prazi. I'll get the media in the filter too. Thank you! Brett
  17. Hi I change the water daily and those are the parameters I get - or very close to those numbers. I really don't feel it is anything with the water quality due to the daily water changes I'm doing and feeding low amounts of food. And I do have a filter without media in running just keep the water flowing and aerated. And yes I meant .1% salt -- sorry about that. Thanks for posting the pics to the thread Koko - I didn't know one could do that. I will do it in the future as well. And regarding bacterial pimples? I do have some meds here on hand. What might be the best course of action here? The fish is swimming and eating normally still. Thank you! Brett
  18. Hi, All tank parameters below. - thanks for any advice! The white spots tend to sluff off as they grow out from under the scale - FYI. Still eating normally and acting good. Brett * Ammonia Level(Tank) 1 - Use Prime to detoxify tap water ammonia. * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrate level(Tank) 5 plus ppm * Ammonia Level(Tap) 1 * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrate level(Tap) 5 ppm * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) . PH = 8 KH= 6 drops GH = 10 drops * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) PH = 8 KH= 7 drops GH = 8 drops Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drops * Water temperature? 72 * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 17 gallons -- running 2 weeks * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? 1 No filtration * How often do you change the water and how much? Daily. 50-80% * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? today * How many fish in the tank and their size? 1 - 4 inches * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime * What do you feed your fish and how often? Give the brand, type of food (sinking/floating pellets, gel food, steamed vegetable, etc.), and how frequently you feed each. Omega One sinking pellets - 3 pellets per day. * Any new fish added to the tank? No * Any medications added to the tank? Salt only * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Salt only * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? White spots indicated - See Pics * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? no - eating fine. A bit of bottom "resting" maybe.
  19. Hi all. Could anyone tell me what this might be. New oranda in QT tank, daily water changes with .01% salt. 72-74 degree temp. Parameters are good with the daily changes. Using a good dose of Prime to condition water as the tap has 1 ppm ammonia. Fish eating normally and acting normally and has had some white fluffs on wen that come and sluff off fairly quickly. But the spots on/under the scale are new and has redness as well so more concerned as to what it may be. Link to pics here: http://s1302.photobucket.com/user/ameliafish/library/ Any thoughts would be much appreciated. Thank you. Brett
  20. One last question... Do you suggest I use the Metronidazole as a feed or just in the water? I've never made a medicated gel food but I can if need be. Thanks! Brett
  21. Thanks again Taryl. I'll update once I get into the treatment. Brett
  22. Ok sounds good and will do... You mentioned 3 rounds of Prazi but the protocols you pasted show to an end of round 2. Does the Prazi need to continue further than what you show above? i.e.; Day 11-14, then final water change? Or is to the end of round 2 sufficient? Thanks again! Brett
  23. Hi Taryl, Thank you for the reply and your help! The bumps have been apparent for maybe a few weeks-ish but one has grown over that time - although slowly. I've just been watching them since she has been acting normally but then just in the last 5-7 days she's starting a bit of the bottom sitting now and then - which hasn't been usual for her. I do have 2 QT tanks available - however (of course there is a "however") I have a new fish (2 weeks) in QT right now in the tank with the heater. Would it be possible to treat the main tank or is it too much volume to be practical? As a side note. I was planning on treating both fish with Prazi once the new fish is ready to go into the main tank. The fish with bumps in question has never had a Prazi treatment so was thinking now would be a good time with the addition of another fish. Any thoughts on best procedures here is of course welcome as well. So My options at the moment might be... 1. Ween the heater off of the QT and use it in the main tank if the treatment you suggest wouldn't hurt the bio-filter and it's not too hard to treat the larger volume?? 2. Switch the place of the fish: New fish in main tank and use QT tank for this treatment. 3. Pull out an older 10 gal. tank I have and use it for another. I do only have the one heater but feel like the new fish would be fine without it. If the main tank is free of fish for a bit, will the filter remain ok and intact or would I need to do something to keep it going? Maybe a couple of food pellets or something? Please let me know thoughts and I'll take care of it. Thanks so much for your advice!! Brett
  24. Hi all -- hoping for some input/advice regarding some bumps on our fish and possible treatment. She has started bottom sitting occasionally but daily and has some bumps that look similar to something that has surfaced in the past. I'm hoping to get a jump on it if she needs medication before it gets too serious - but doesn't seem to serious at the moment. She eats readily and is only bottom sitting occasionally but it's unusual behavior for this fish. I recently set up a new tank and canister filter, transferring the previous filter media to the new filter and thinking there may have been a some recycling going on. Pictures have been uploaded to photo bucket. Link Here: http://s1302.photobucket.com/user/ameliafish/library/ The pics that are more yellowish are the older ones from the previous time something similar occurred. The newer images are the ones where the fish looks more "orange". All the details are below. Please let me know of any other questions. Thank so much for your help - this forum is such a great resource.!! Brett * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0.125 plus * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrate level(Tank) 20 plus ppm ( between 20 and 40) * Ammonia Level(Tap) .50 * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrate level(Tap) 5 ppm * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) . PH = 8 KH= 6 drops GH = 10 drops * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) PH = 8 KH= 7 drops GH = 8 drops Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drops * Water temperature? 72 * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 30 gallons -- been running about 3 weeks with new canister filter but put all media from previous filter in canister. The bump in question was present prior to the new set-up - but the bottom sitting is new within the last 5-7 days. * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? 1 Eheim 3e canister approx 575 gph. * How often do you change the water and how much? change every 3-4 days 35-50% water changes * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 3 days ago 35% - next change tomorrow. * How many fish in the tank and their size? 1 Veiltail, 4.5 inches nose to to base of tail * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime and or NovAqua * What do you feed your fish and how often? Give the brand, type of food (sinking/floating pellets, gel food, steamed vegetable, etc.), and how frequently you feed each. Omega One sinking pellets - 4-6 pellets per day. * Any new fish added to the tank? No * Any medications added to the tank? No * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. MetroMeds for 10 days or so for similar looking problem about 1.5 years ago--the bumps opened up into thick white fluff. The Metro Meds did take care of the problem at the time. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Just the bumps indicated and a couple of very small white spots. Also a small "dug out" looking spot next to the bigger bump. ( see picture with arrows) * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Periodic Bottom sitting only. She's eating fine and and if she is bottom sitting, she perks up immediately when I approach the tank.
  25. Thank you for the advice. I'll throw out the MetroMeds then :-( I'm also going to post about a problem my fish is having for possible treatment advice. Thanks! B
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