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  1. yep.. you got it.. salt aswell :)

    the mid small water change should only be about 30-40% and basically to just siphon out any dead parasites and/or toxins that may be lingering :)

    Awesome, thanks a lot :) Going to do it for my Clementine. And I've seen that product in some stores near me so that's great!

  2. Helen: Do you just dose using the tablets as informed on the bottle or do you have a special better way?

    i dose like this. day of wc, after the fill, 1.5 times the recommended dose. leave in for 4 days (provided your filter(s) is cycled), wc 3 days later... so that's a weekly wc routine. right?

    i do this for 5 weeks.

    prazi becomes innactive after 3-4 days. you can do a small waterchange after 4 days, but don't miss the large wc each week. the small wc will be an addition to the weekly routine, not a replacement. ok?

    So just to make sure I understand correctly.

    1) Do normal weekly water change

    2) Dose 1.5 times recommended dose

    3)Do (small?) water change 3-4 days later

    4)Do weekly water change aswell

    5) Dose again and repeat each week for a total of 5

    I'm not sure if I'm understanding correctly sorry! And do you add any salt too?

  3. Nice :) A (common?) pleco is definitely on the wish list for the future and maybe a bristlenose for the nearer future :)

    Commons should be kept in a quite large tank though. :) My guy is rather stunted because he used to live in a 10g tank for most of his "childhood", so he only grew to be 8-9". Usually these guys get to be 18" or even bigger. :)

    A guy I use to know must have owned a full grown one, it was huge! But yeah that is definitely why it is a future thing and by future, I mean 10 years+ haha. Aw well he is very cute, I just imagined he was a baby. Did you adopt him?

    No, I accidentally tortured him when I first started out with fish and "knew everything about fish keeping" :rolleyes: (like 8 goldfish and 2 common plecs in a 10g tank is perfectly fine...... :doh11: )

    We've all been there but at least you know he is very happy now with all those other fishies and lots of space :)

  4. Nice :) A (common?) pleco is definitely on the wish list for the future and maybe a bristlenose for the nearer future :)

    Commons should be kept in a quite large tank though. :) My guy is rather stunted because he used to live in a 10g tank for most of his "childhood", so he only grew to be 8-9". Usually these guys get to be 18" or even bigger. :)

    A guy I use to know must have owned a full grown one, it was huge! But yeah that is definitely why it is a future thing and by future, I mean 10 years+ haha. Aw well he is very cute, I just imagined he was a baby. Did you adopt him?

  5. No, it's a good discussion :)

    Flea meds can be used as a preventative because the meds can stick around on the pet skin for a long time after application. Unfortunately, I don't think there is anything quite like that for fish and flukes. :(

    Maybe a liquid into the tank? But I could see how it could be quite harmful to your fish. As the treatment we use for our dog, must be put on her neck so she can't lick it.

    Ah it's just a hope. All this prazi treatment/preventation is new to me as I never knew people did once or twice a year! I really need to look into doing it as I've never done it.

  6. Andrea, you CAN use Prazi to do that. :)

    Oh I totally understand that and I'm not disagreeing. But I know what I mean inside my brain haha. It's still not the same as flea treatment which will kill any flea that jumps onto your dog and their eggs too. While a prazi treatment only kills the current adult flukes in your tank. Prazi seems more like a flea bath rather than the once a month stuff we put on our dog which stops her from getting any fleas on her at all :)

    I don't know, ignore me :P

  7. Prazi only works to kill the parasites, when there are actual parasites to kill, whether this is in fish, dogs, or humans.

    What we mean by using it as a preventative is that we prevent this from ever becoming a clinical/disease issue. It is thought that because flukes are extremely hard, if not impossible to eradicate, there will always be some number of flukes present on the fish. Periodic treatment with Prazi keeps this number low, preventing disease manifestation. :)

    Haha that's exactly what I meant, just not so good with the words. So in the end it's a major pity there isn't something that can do this. I guess also people put a lot more research into dog diseases rather than fish as also there is more money in it. But I'll stop hijacking this thread now!

  8. Oh, that's horrible. I hope some survive. Flukes suck, I never realised they were such a problem. It'd be good if they could invite something similar to dogs flea treatments, so you have a preventative against flukes from ever getting on your fish. But I doubt that could ever happen.

    Its called praziquantel :) There are other ways too.

    But is praziquantel a treatment rather than a preventative? If you get what I mean. To stop you're dog from getting fleas you put a liquid on them on their neck, but if your dog was to be infested by fleas you'd give them a flea bath, maybe some other treatment, antibiotics (if they had scratched themselves really bad) and then start the preventative treatment.

    As what I've picked up on praziquantel does not completely kill the flukes or eggs? Yet flea treatment treats the whole flea cycle :)

    I don't know in the end though!

  9. Oh, that's horrible. I hope some survive. Flukes suck, I never realised they were such a problem. It'd be good if they could invite something similar to dogs flea treatments, so you have a preventative against flukes from ever getting on your fish. But I doubt that could ever happen.

  10. Naw, I'm not much for TV personally. My boyfriend is a different story however lol! His original name was just 'goldie', but when I had to move in with Andrew he insisted on Klaus instead :). He got the name from a cheeky goldfish on a cartoon he watches called American Dad lol

    Oh yes, I don't watch that show but I know of it and that goldfish :) Haha well mine got it's name from the evil character on TVD, seemed suiting for a betta.

    Hope he continues to get better!

  11. Best of luck! They are amazing here and are often very quick at replying so I'm sure you'll have some help soon.

    If you don't mind me asking, how did you end up getting metrodizanole?

    I'm hoping the mods don't mind me saying this, but you have to be careful with that gravel, so much grime lives in it and I loss my very loved goldfish to a mix of not cleaning the gravel properly and all that warm weather we had at the start of the year.

  12. Very nice :)

    I am also new to betta's and one thing I read was no matter how warm it is, you should always have your heater in and on as you never know when a cool change could come through and the tank temperature could drop. Especially at night. I'm from Australia too and I totally know what you mean about this weather, but I notice my heater has been turning on at night sometimes.

    What is the plant you have floating up at the top? I like it :)

  13. This really is a cool thread idea! :)

    I'm new to keeping fish myself, and I've only had my Baxter for a few days, but already he's teaching me so much about fish, about caring for something specific outside yourself, and about keeping a strict schedule (of feeding, checking the water quality, changing water...). I love him so much already. Last semester in school, I suffered from a really draining period of depression that lasted more than 2 months. It affected my social life a lot, and I felt really alone, since my family was 3 hours away, and my boyfriend (and best friend since I was 12) was an hour and half away. I come home from classes now and see Baxter swim up to the glass to see me, and I just smile and talk fishy-talk to him. He makes me feel needed and loved in a sweet, small way. He's so cheery, and he helps me stay that way too. :3

    That's a lovely story :) Animals are one of the best things to help with depression and I am very glad you've had Baxter in your life to help with those horrible times. People say you can't hug a fish, but goldfish and I'm learning Betta's greet you just as happily when you come home as a dog does.

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