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Linzi Glitter

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  1. I'm so sorry your rehoming Lipstick and will not be keeping goldfish any more. :) It does get heartbreaking when we lose a fish of ours to sickness/disease. I totally understand for I've lost two since keeping fish 2 1/2 years ago. I hope you are okay. Perhaps one day you will come back to keeping goldfish.

    Thanks for your well wishes! I really had a lot of fun with it, but it's just not for me. I'm moving, and can't take the tank with me. But I found Lipstick a really good home! She has lots of space, cute friends, and knowledgable and caring people. They even thought of an awesome new name for her - Sugar Lips! Her colour changed ages ago, and she lost her orange 'lipstick'. I tried to change her name, but I kept calling her Lipstick so it didn't work! But Sugar Lips is perfect now that she's a gorgeous glowly metallic white :)

     

    It's been super fun to be a aprt of Kokos, I definitely would not have been able to keep my fish so happy and healthy without you guys :wub:

  2. Oh wow, I wish I was in Australia!

    Good luck selling :) I'm sure some pictures would help

    haha the classic Kokos pic request! Just struggling with time, but I thought I would put the word out anyway :)

    Does this mean no more fish for you? :(

    Yep no more fish. I only have Lipstick left anyway, so I'm rehoming her. After more than 2 years of heartbreak I can't take any more.

    Wish I was in australi. I'm sure you'll find someone

    I hope so! It's all good stuff!

    If I was in Australia id hit you up. But I think shipping that if possible would be a nightmare.

    Haha considering that ti takes 2+ people jsut to carry the empty dry tank... *shudders*

  3. Hi everyone,

    I'm selling my set up. Is anyone in Melbourne, Australia interested in a super delux upgrade? Includes the following:

    * 4x2x2 foot tank with glass cover, pine stand, and matching pine hood.

    * Eheim canister filter (1000 l/hour)

    * Eheim heater

    * 4 foot light

    * Air pump and bubble wall

    * Willing to throw in assorted accessories - Qt tank with filter, heater, light. Also prime, water treatments, medications, etc.

    All second hand but very well looked after, and in good condition.

    PM me for details :)

  4. Don't beat yourself up about Panda. We can't always save our fish even if we do the right things. Since you can't do 100% water changes (which I understand in such a large tank), here are two different options:

    1) You could move the fish to a small tub or tank where you could change 100% of the water every other day and treat them in that. This would also require less Meds and save you money. Meanwhile you could drain and disinfect the main tank to eradicate any pathogens. This would be best.

    2) You could continue adding the 200mg /10 gallons of Metronidazole to the main tank every other day. As for the Tri-Sulpha, I would go ahead and follow the directions on the package with one exception. Dose it 3 times rather than only two. We like to keep antibiotics in the fish's system for at least 7-10 days. At the 3 day intervals you are dosing, this will expose the fish to the Tri-Sulpha for 9 days which should suffice.

    Make sure to test the tank daily for ammonia and nitrite and Prime as needed. The antibiotics will stall or kill the cycle. If you do a water change, do it right before you add a new dose of the antibiotics so as not to dilute the meds. The reason I suggestedd 100% water changes is because then you could add the Metro and Tri-Sulpha at the same time every other day which would be easier to manage (especially in a smaller QT tank). It is hard to treat in such a large tank.

    Ok, thanks for the clarity.

    Gumshoe died last night, so we are only treating Lipstick now :(

    I have a smaller QT tank but I'm not sure when I will have time to set it up again. Will just have to do my best and see how it goes.

  5. As I said, I don't have experience with the food you are using. If you don't feel like it is helping, you could try just adding 200 mg of disolved metro powder for every 10 gallons of water. I would follow the dosing directions on the Tri Sulpha package, but you have to replace when you do water changes. The best way to keep the concentration correct is to do a 100% water change every other day and replace the total dosage of medicine with the new water. You can Prime the tank on the days in between to nuetralize the ammonia and nitrite.

    I stopped feeding the medicated food as soon as I realised that I had misunderstood your instructions.

    I added the 200mg of metro powder for every 10 gallons of water to the tank the day before yesterday, so according to your instructions I should dose the tank again today yes? The packet did not have instructions so I am relying on you for guidance.

    As I previously mentioned, the instructions on the Tri Sulpha packaging said to dose the tank twice only, three days apart. This conflicts with your previous advice to keep the antibiotic concentration steady for an indefinite period of time. Can you please confirm that you think I should follow the recommended dosage and only replace the volume of medication lost with water changes?

    I have 450 litre (120 gallon) tank and I work three jobs - daily 100% water changes are not an option for me. I think the best I can do is to stick with the 7 day prazi schedule (2x per week water > 50% changes). I don't think that Ammonia and Nitrate will become a problem with this schedule given I have two small fish in 450 litres of water (120 gallons).

    Apologies for the excessive questions. I just can’t help but think that if I had clarified your plan and advice to begin with, then Panda might still be alive.

  6. I'm coming in late and just read your thread. I'm sorry for your past losses and so sorry for having sick fish now. I hope they get to feeling better soon. :hug Like you mentioned in a previous page of yours, It's never easy having sick fish. Hang in there. Your helping them.

    Thank you. I'm trying. Apprarently doing the wrong thing though, and that mistake could well have cost Panda her life :(

  7. I wish you could get Metro Meds because medicated food works better than water borne antibiotics.

    I have made my own Metro Meds using Helen's reciepe of Repashi and powdered Metro. So I am using both medicated food and waterborne anti-biotics. I thought this is what you suggested?

    No, I just meant waterborne Metro and Tri-Sulpha. I don't know Helen's recipe.

    I woke up to find Panda dead this morning. Very upset as I have had this fish for nearly two years.

    If you could please clarify your treatment plan ASAP that would be appreciated.

    I am really sorry to hear that your fish died. We generally recommend pairing Metronidazole powder plus another Broad Spectrum antibiotic to cover all types of bacterial infections. This is basically what is in Metro Meds food. I am not familiar with the food recipe that you are using and therefore can't speak to it's effectiveness. When I use powdered Metronidazole, I usually add 200mg per 10 gallons of water every other day per the package directions and I just add it to the water.

    It appears from the symptoms you mentioned, that your fish had Flukes and developed secondary bacterial infections as a result. The Prazi should kill the Flukes and the Metro and Tri-Sulpha should help with the bacterial infections. But, it is very important the the level of antibiotics in the system is consistent to ensure their effectiveness.

    How is the other fish doing?

    So I need to add metro into the tank water every second day, and Prazi once per week as per the Prazi Schedule. How often should I be adding the Tri Sulpha? Just replacing with every water change or more frequently??

  8. I wish you could get Metro Meds because medicated food works better than water borne antibiotics.

    I have made my own Metro Meds using Helen's reciepe of Repashi and powdered Metro. So I am using both medicated food and waterborne anti-biotics. I thought this is what you suggested?

    No, I just meant waterborne Metro and Tri-Sulpha. I don't know Helen's recipe.

    I woke up to find Panda dead this morning. Very upset as I have had this fish for nearly two years.

    If you could please clarify your treatment plan ASAP that would be appreciated.

    I am really sorry to hear that your fish died. We generally recommend pairing Metronidazole powder plus another Broad Spectrum antibiotic to cover all types of bacterial infections. This is basically what is in Metro Meds food. I am not familiar with the food recipe that you are using and therefore can't speak to it's effectiveness. When I use powdered Metronidazole, I usually add 200mg per 10 gallons of water every other day per the package directions and I just add it to the water.

    It appears from the symptoms you mentioned, that your fish had Flukes and developed secondary bacterial infections as a result. The Prazi should kill the Flukes and the Metro and Tri-Sulpha should help with the bacterial infections. But, it is very important the the level of antibiotics in the system is consistent to ensure their effectiveness.

    How is the other fish doing?

    Should I add Metro powder and Tri Sulpha into the water now then? How long should it stay in there at a constant concentration?

    And stop feeding the medicated food?

    As for the other fish, Gumshoe looks far worse than Panda did when I went to bed last night, and Lipstick is slightly better - at least swimming around.

  9. I wish you could get Metro Meds because medicated food works better than water borne antibiotics.

    I have made my own Metro Meds using Helen's reciepe of Repashi and powdered Metro. So I am using both medicated food and waterborne anti-biotics. I thought this is what you suggested?

    No, I just meant waterborne Metro and Tri-Sulpha. I don't know Helen's recipe.

    I woke up to find Panda dead this morning. Very upset as I have had this fish for nearly two years.

    If you could please clarify your treatment plan ASAP that would be appreciated.

  10. If you are using the Metro and and Tri-Sulpha, you don't need the salt. I would remove it with your next water change. Bottom sitting is fairly common with Prazi treatment. This can often indicate an internal infection resulting from the dying flukes. Keep a close eye on you water parameters as the Tri-Sulpha will harm the cycle.

    They seem to be getting worse not better. A lot of bottom sitting, very weird movement from Gummy (it seems like she has lost wiggle mobility through her body), and long white stringy poop - like a long fien cotton thread. Panda has developed white patches on her fins, which look a bit ich like, but will post pics and vids later this evening.

    I will remove the salt with my water change today.

    Yes, the salt is overkill. Let's get it out ASAP. Can you post a detailed account of the Metro and Tri-Sulpha treatment that you have administered as well as the current level of salt and dosage and type of Prazi?

    I did a 50% water change on Friay (Day 12 of the Prazi Schedule), and did not replace salt or prazi. That means salt is now at 0.15%.

    I have been double dosing Prazi Pro.

    In the absence of instructions from you, I followed the instructions on the bottle of Blue Planet Tri Sulpha. I administered one dose on the 4th of September and a second does three days later. With all the water changes for the prazi schedule, it is probably gone from the water now.

    Helen's Metro recipe is 500mg of finely crushed Metronidazole in 50grams of wet food (Repashi), and I have been feeding 1% of their body weight per day spread across 2 - 3 small feedings.

  11. I wish you could get Metro Meds because medicated food works better than water borne antibiotics.

    I have made my own Metro Meds using Helen's reciepe of Repashi and powdered Metro. So I am using both medicated food and waterborne anti-biotics. I thought this is what you suggested?

  12. If you are using the Metro and and Tri-Sulpha, you don't need the salt. I would remove it with your next water change. Bottom sitting is fairly common with Prazi treatment. This can often indicate an internal infection resulting from the dying flukes. Keep a close eye on you water parameters as the Tri-Sulpha will harm the cycle.

    They seem to be getting worse not better. A lot of bottom sitting, very weird movement from Gummy (it seems like she has lost wiggle mobility through her body), and long white stringy poop - like a long fien cotton thread. Panda has developed white patches on her fins, which look a bit ich like, but will post pics and vids later this evening.

    I will remove the salt with my water change today.

  13. thank you for the video, I'm going to check in with the rest of the mod team and get their thoughts :)

    I should have mentioned, before I started the Prazi i put all the fish in the QT, thoroughly scrubbed the entire tank, did a 100% WC and flushed out the tank before refilling, pulled out the gravel, disinfected all fake plants and river stones, disinfected the filter and thoroughly rinsed all filter media. I also fixed the rust issue once and for all.

    So that can only be good for them!

    Jared has suggested in Gumshoe's thread that I should use an antibiotic in the tank. Given that Lipstick's cysts are bacterial, it seems like a logical course of action, but just want to check in that this fits in with your game plan for Lippy?

    Would this be ok given that I'm currently treating with Prazi too?

  14. You can treat the whole tank, but the antibiotics will harm the cycle. Seachem Kanaplex is good or you can use Tri-Sulpha or Erythromycin.

    So I should be treating with antibiotics as well as Prazi, at the same time? Is this for something you suspect is wrong with Gummy or for Lipstick's bacterial cysts?

    As for the cycle, I'm not too fussed. I have one large and two small goldfish in 450 litres (118 gallons) of water, so fish-in cycling will be very easy to control if need be.

    I should have mentioned, before I started the Prazi i put all the fish in the QT, thoroughly scrubbed the entire tank, did a 100% WC and flushed out the tank before refilling, pulled out the gravel, disinfected all fake plants and river stones, disinfected the filter and thoroughly rinsed all filter media. I also fixed the rust issue once and for all.

    So that can only be good for them!

  15. Yes, I do :)

    Could you please link me to the Prazi Schedules, I can't seem to find them :(

    A. SEVEN DAY ROUNDS

    Day 1: Big WC (>50%), add Prazi. Make sure salt is at the appropriate concentration. This is the beginning of Round 1.

    Day 2: Add another dose of Prazi. We routinely double dose with Prazi for the first round in this protocol.

    Day 5: Big WC (>50%), replace salt, but do not add Prazi. This is the end of Round 1.

    Day 8: Big WC (>50%), replace salt, and add Prazi. This is the start of Round 2.

    Day 12: Big WC (>50%), replace salt, but do not add Prazi. This is the end of Round 2.

    Day 15: Big WC (>50%), replace salt, and add Prazi. This is the start of Round 3.

    Day 19: Big WC (>50%), replace salt, but do not add Prazi. This is the end of Round 3.

    Day 22: Big WC (>50%), replace salt, and add Prazi. This is the start of Round 4.

    Day 26: Big WC (>50%), replace salt, but do not add Prazi. This is the end of Round 4.

    Day 29: Big WC (>50%), replace salt, and add Prazi. This is the start of Round 5.

    Day 33: Big WC (>50%), replace salt, but do not add Prazi. This is the end of Round 5.

    Day 36: Big WC (>50%), replace salt, and add Prazi. This is the start of Round 6.

    Day 40: Big WC (>50%), replace salt, but do not add Prazi. This is the end of Round 6.

    Thank you! :D

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