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phoebie

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  1. He gets a water change in 2 days, I did notice he was quite active before I dosed the Kusuri, I'll see if he improves after the water change, he does seem pefectly fine otherwise
  2. My new fish Jasper seems to bottom sit unless I provoke him to move, I don't know if he's just stressed or bored, I've only had him 2 and a half days, he seems healthy otherwise and keeps his dorsal held up, what do you reckon? He's in a 20g tub with no filtration but I am keeping a close eye on params, he is alone and has been in there 2 and a half days, I have gradually increased salt up to .3% and added Kusuri and doubled up on Prime, the params currently are a pH of 7.6, ammonia at .25ppm, nitrite at 0ppm and nitrate at 0ppm with tap water being at a pH of 7.6 and all others at 0ppm, he has an air wall so has enough oxygen and has no direct sunlight, I even cover the tub with a towel at night and keep it half covered until I get back from sixth form, I noticed him at the lfs 4 weeks ago and he has remained healthy in appearance since then and still is, he eats fine if left alone and can swim well when he does, he just seems to bottomsit the majority of the time and stays in the half that is covered for most of the time
  3. Yeah I think Jasper suits him best, so now I have Georgie and Jasper
  4. Not the best photo, but I still have work to do so you'll just have to wait for a photoshoot! Namewise I'm thinking Jasper, Marley or Louie
  5. Thanks guys, now all I need to do is get him through QT and give him a name
  6. I'll get some more photos during the week
  7. So after having that horrible experience with Samson I had space for another fish, originally I wasn't going to bother but after getting through my exams I thought I deserved a treat in the form of a goldfish lol, I also had a dream of going to buy the lemonhead I had seen 4 weeks previous. So today I managed to persuade the mother to take me to our LPS now that the car is fixed, and guess what!? The same lemonhead was there, almost as though he'd been waiting for me, I got there just in time too as just as he was bagged up I heard a couple behind me saying they wanted "the white one"! Sooo, without further ado, meet my lemonhead.. He has yet to be named He is in a 26g tub for QT but not fully filled so probably about 20g, currently at .1% salt and starting a round of Kusuri, wish me luck!
  8. Think I just fell in love with Buttons
  9. I have successfully treated with Kusuri in a tank at .3% and safely used Melafix at the same time
  10. He was in QT alone, I was just saying how I could easily have lost Georgie if I didn't QT him
  11. I will remember Samson as the plucky little fish he was in his healthier days, he was such a beautiful guy, so sad to have lost him, he never even got to meet Georgie
  12. Another fine example of why QT is necessary, had he have been in the main tank he could have affected Georgie, at least I still have him. Although my heart is heavy, at least there are lessons to learn from this experience that can only help me in the future. Thank you for the help anyway, there have been times I have pondered giving up fishkeeping, but you guys always pull me through, such wonderful people here that I would happily consider friends, RIP to my poor little guy
  13. Well, he's in fishy heaven now
  14. Just got back from sixth form, he's lay on his side, not moving, barely breathing, I think I have to help him go peacefully, he really seems to be at a point of no return now
  15. I'll get the Interpet but I have little hope
  16. Nobody has replied with help for 24 hours, and I'm not even joking when I say literally his wen has fallen off, all of it, and now he has pop eye. I really am considering just euthanising him, I can barely bring myself to look at him
  17. Yeah, the best availabke at the moment is the Interpet range, I remember saying anti fungus and fin rot or anti internal bacteria, until the car is fixed I have no other option other than online purchase
  18. * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrate level(Tank) 0 * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrate level(Tap) 0 * Ph Level, Tank 7.6 * Ph Level, Tap 7.6 * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drop tests * Water temperature? 76F * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 20g qt approx 3 weeks * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? 200gph * How often do you change the water and how much? Every 2 days 80% * * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 1day 80% * * How many fish in the tank and their size? One * * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Double dose Prime * * What do you feed your fish and how often? Hikari Lionhead, bloodworms, tubifex two small meals daily * * Any new fish added to the tank? ..he is the new fish and in qt * * Any medications added to the tank? Melafix * * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. .3% salt reduced to 0 about a week ago, 2 rounds of Kusuri wormer plus, now added Melafix for 2 days * * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? White growths on wen that fall off, both eye lenses clouded slightly, fins frayed and streaked with red spots * * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Occassional bottom sitting but mostly active and normal, feeding well So just to make this clear, this is Samson my new fish, he came with frayed fins about 3 weeks ago so I added aquarium salt up to .3% with water changes daily, the fraying seemed to reduce so I lowered the salt to .2% and started a round of Kusuri, everything seemed fine, 6 days after the original dosing I did a second round of Kusuri to be on the safe side and all was well, after this I gradually reduced the salt to 0 and left him be for observation, I had previously mentioned his wen on my first post about him (little help with the new boy please?) and was told it was normal, I later mentioned one eye seemed clouded in another post and was assured it was probably due to a bump of some sort and told to keep parameters perfect. Unfortunately, 4 days ago I had to temporarily move him into a 5g tub for 3 hours for a carpet fitting, I kept my filter media in a bag of tank water and set back up immediately after, but since then my ammonia seems to rise faster (up to .5ppm in 2 days) so I do 80% water changes every 2 days and double Prime, but Samson is deteriorating, his fins are all streaked and frayed again, both eyes are cloudy and the white growths are falling off his wen... As soon as I noticed his condition getting worse I started dosing Melafix daily, but I don't know if these symptoms could be from one root cause or what to do
  19. That was Georgie's wen, this is Samson's eye, different fish guys
  20. For those who are still interested, Georgie's wen is healing amazingly, you can barely tell anythig happened! Thanks for helping my gorgeous boy, you have no idea how much I love this guy
  21. The tap pH is the same, I have been treating split fins with double Prime and using salt but I've been reducing salt levels so there's practically none now, also treated for worms and flukes with Kusuri Wormer Plus, had him two weeks today in a bare bottom qt and his fins are healing up, I do nearly full water changes every other day and I'm doing one today, other than that eye he seems perfectly healthy, I have previously mentioned white spot thins on his wen in an old thread but was told they were normal, this isn't the best picture but you can see what I mean
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