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    2! 1 x Lionhead and 1 x Oranda
  1. Thanks for all your help guys! I really appreciate it What signs would indicate that the eye was infected?
  2. Hi all, It's been a while . Hope you are all ok. Popped into my local pet store on the way home to buy some supplies and (obviously!!) looked in the tanks. I fell in love with the ranchu tanks, one fish in particular. The tank wasn't on a very good way. For a start, a few of the fish looked a bit bloated and pineconed. Secondly there were some loaches (thin and whitish colour?) in the tank. The ranchu I fell for was gorgeous and not bloated or pineconed and was swimming around happily, but when it turned around, it only had one eye . This had obviously been sucked out by the loach as when I was watching, it was going up and trying to suck some of the fish. My question is, what problems would one-eyed fish cause for the others? I would QT the fish for 2 weeks and keep an eye (pun intended ) before putting in the main tank but do you guys think it's a big no no? Just an update about my tank to help with the decision!: 120(ish) litres 2 x Small Goldfish (only 1 is mine, the other I'm looking after for a month or so while my friend moves house!) Thanks guys Elise
  3. Thank you! I'm actually shocked at how well she has recovered
  4. Here's the update pics. Apologies, they are not the best! Temp is at 26 degrees.
  5. I'll get you some update pics (hopefully!) tonight. Stopped Epsom on Sunday (8 days). Temp is about 29 degrees from memory, will double check when I get home from work for you. I think she is constipated because her belly has got a little bigger again and her poops are quite long.
  6. How long has it been? Typical treatment for mms is 2 weeks but there are occasionally situations we might feed longer Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk It will be two weeks on Saturday! Can I feed peas as well as she is a bit constipated, or is it best to just feed MMs?
  7. So things are still good . How long shall I keep feeding the Meds for?
  8. Another update! I went downstairs this morning and to my shock, I saw my fish almost back to normal! So pleased. Do I still need to add Epsom salt?
  9. Just an update for you all: The bloating has definitely reduced which is good. There is still pineconing at the moment but its not as bad as it has been. One thing that I have noticed is that there is a small patch on his/her stomach that looks like the scales have come off. I would say its maybe 2-3 scales that have fallen off. Is that ok?? I am still doing 50% Water changes everyday and tipping up the Epsom salt.
  10. Good news, the bloating has definately reduced! Not that much, but it's still better than it has been. Also, I'm not quite sure of his/her gender! Is there an easy way to tell?
  11. Just did a 50% WC. Do I need to add 1/8th teaspoon of Epsom salt to bring the % back up? This morning when I fed her the 1st Metro-med pellet, she struggled to eat it. She ate it but it kept on falling back out of her mouth. I don't think she was spitting it out as such because when it came out of her mouth, she would suck it up again instantly. I just snapped one of the pellets in half and she seemed to eat that a lot easier!
  12. Ok I'll add in the heater tomorrow! How much water should I change per day? And can I go with 5 pellets per day (spread over the day?) Thanks for all your help so far guys . I'll keep you updated!
  13. There is a photo from last night showing bloating/pineconing!
  14. Hi Helen, Yes fish is showing appetite and already seems a bit better! No thread at the moment as I was just PMing Dnalex but I may create one later on tonight. The fish is very bloated and pineconed and I have added 1/4 teaspoon of Epsom salt (QT is 25litres). Should I be doing daily W/Cs in the QT? And there is no heater in there at the moment. Do I need one? I'll add some photos when I get home aswell
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