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  1. I'm sorry it took so long to reply. A lot of things going on. I no longer see evidence of ich. I will keep them in this tank for a couple of more weeks to be sure everything is good.
  2. Not a very good pic but it's the best that I can get. It's been almost a week and she looks way better. She's not acting like anything happened to her at all. I'm thinking that another week in quarantine with salt should be good. I wonder how long it will take to heal completely. http://s1037.photobucket.com/user/Lori_Fassbinder/media/orandas.jpg.html?sort=3&o=1
  3. Beautiful fish. I'd take them but I'm too far away. You will find a good home for them.
  4. That's really interesting and cool.
  5. My niece fixed my computer because it was having issues and now I can't figure out what happened to my program for uploading pics. It should be fixed by tomorrow so hopefully I can post a pic. You guys can take a look. I already put salt in with her.
  6. I'm not projecting anything, as I have no idea how a fish feels when salt is on a wound if that is what you are talking about. I am asking how to treat it for the best possible chance of keeping bacteria and/or fungus out. I have been keeping tropical fish for a long time and pretty much know what to do with warm water fishes. Although, after all of these years, I have never dealt with an injury before. I have read on this forum about people taking pebbles out of fishes mouths that are choking, fixing dislocated jaws and all kinds of stuff that I never imagined could be done The wound looks pretty bad to me. Not in a large area but pretty chewed up and is isolated to the wen Are you saying that salt is used too much or used enough to know that it works?
  7. Naiyou is swimming around in her tote and eating like nothing has happened. I think that if I can keep bacteria or fungus from setting in she will be fine. Poor little thing, the front of her head looks like chewed up hamburger. This is a big lesson learned, I didn't think that there was much suction power in that thing as it takes forever to remove water. She might have gotten curious and swam up it with no way out.
  8. LoriF

    Betta lifespan...

    The longest I've had a betta live is 7-8 years
  9. I'll keep her in her own container because the other fish want to pick at her head. Clean, clean, clean water and from now on, a net over the water changer. I'm not really sure if salt will help or irritate. I know it would sanitize but it seems that it would hurt.
  10. I cannot upload pics on my computer right now.. It looked a little bloody on top of her head. Like purplish or bruised. I don't know what I can really do about that. She seems to be actively swimming around so maybe it's not as bad as it looks. I feel so horrible for being so stupid.
  11. I'm not really sure where to put this as it is not a disease. I was doing a water change today with an aqueon water changer. I walked away for about one minute and came back to find Naiyou stuck in the tube. This is Naiyou http://s1037.photobucket.com/user/Lori_Fassbinder/media/orandas004.jpg.html?sort=3&o=22 Her wen got torn up pretty bad but her eyes seem to be ok. I immediately put her in a storage tote as my ten gallon tank is being used for quarantine right now. I put a sponge filter and water from the big tank with her. Is there anything I can do for her to help her heal? She's a little stunned from the ordeal but I'm hoping she will be ok. I know you guys would like to see pics but I'm having trouble with my computer uploading pics right now. The top front part of her wen looks pretty chewed up.
  12. My niece fixed my computer while I was away and I cant seem to upload pics from my camera at this time. Searching the computer for the program. Sigh
  13. Gentler sounds good. I'll give it a try and see what happens with them. Other than white spots and being a little ichy, they seem to be pretty happy. Thanks
  14. Sorry to take so long to reply, I've been away for two days. Yeah, I'm sure it's ich. I wasn't sure how high of a temp. goldfish can tolerate. I'll start with 78 and see how fast it takes for the cycle to complete. Yes, they are new fish that will eventually go into the pond when they are nice and healthy.
  15. Thanks for the reply Narny. How much can I safely raise the temp of the water? Wow, that seems like a lot of salt!!
  16. Quarantine tank 10 gallons Ammonia 0 Nitrite 0 nitrate 5 PH 7.6 Temp. 70 how many fish? two How big? two inches each water change? normally twice a week on this tank Tap water ammonia 0 nitrite 0 nitrate 0 PH 7.8 Last water change 50% three days ago new fish added?- these are new fish
  17. To my dismay, I have detected ich on a couple of my goldfish. I am using Seachem Para Guard because I've had good luck with that in the past (I bought a couple of blue rams with ich and treated them in quarantine with pretty warm water). I also want to use salt. Is it 3 teaspoons per gallon of water? And also, how much can I safely raise the water temp for goldfish?
  18. In a tank of that size I would say keep hm by himself and use a filter. A small sponge filter works great on betta tanks because they don't create too much turbulence. Get the tank cycled and after that do 50 percent water changes weekly. Feed once or twice a day only a small amount and fast once a week. I would also try to very his food a little bit.
  19. I've found that plants do well with bulbs between 5000k and 7000k. 10,000k is a little too blue. Wattage would depend on how deep your tank is. I've switched to led bulbs and love them. They sparkle like sunshine coming through the water If you want to stay with t8 bulbs I would say that probably two of the 38w would be good.
  20. I think that the footprint is more important than height to fish.
  21. I don't use a heater and my tank stays at around 70 to 72. The fish stay active and are doing really well. No health problems.
  22. Awsome, People who understand LOL Thank you
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