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  1. Yes, 2 teaspoons per gallon, sorry. It is definitely flat and I'm not sure if it's just power of suggestion, but I think it looks less red since adding the salt and Prazi. All that's in my tank is a lump of Java moss and some river rocks. It doesn't look like an open wound or anything, so I'm not sure that it's an injury. It's stayed the same size since I first noticed it, I think.
  2. Hi all. Wow, it's been a bit since I've been on here. I ended up getting a butterfly telescope buddy (Goggles) for my Oranda, Brinty, several months ago. Everything's going well, however, recently a red spot has appeared on his head. His behavior is still normal; he eats fine, poop is normal, etc. I have added Prazi and .02% salt to the water as a precaution. I'm thinking it may be irritation from some sort of parasite or possibly a minor bacterial infection, but I'm honestly not sure. I hope you guys can see what I'm talking about in the picture, I had to play around with the contrast and exposure to make it more visible. It's a bit hard to catch on photo because it's on top of the red/orange part of his color. It is definitely more visible in person. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0ppm * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0ppm * Nitrate level(Tank) 0-5ppm * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0ppm * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0ppm * Nitrate level(Tap) 0ppm * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.8 Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 8.0-ish Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API Drops * Water temperature? Not sure, probably mid-70s * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 40 gallons, over a year * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Aqua Clear 70, Marineland Penguin 200 * How often do you change the water and how much? 80-90% every 5-7 days * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Today, 80% * How many fish in the tank and their size? 2, one small one medium * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime * What do you feed your fish and how often? Repashy Soilent Green, NLS Sinking Pellets, Hikari Sinking Pellets.. once or twice a day * Any new fish added to the tank? Not recently * Any medications added to the tank? .02% salt, Prazi * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Also alt and prazi in the past, usually I do two weeks * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Red spot on head * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? No
  3. I've looked a few times. Both of my fish have gills that are a medium/dark-ish pink color. Is that normal color wise? Not sure what to look for in terms of damage, but I couldn't see anything that was obvious.
  4. I wasn't sure exactly where to post this, but it's a medication-related question so I figured it should go here. I've read multiple times on this forum that salt dips make Prazi more effective so I'd like to try to a few. I need a little guidance because I've gotten a bit confused about the exact steps (at least I think). This is what I think the right thing to do is : 1.) Do the salt dip. (3% concentration, right?) 2.) Put the fish in a clean recovery tank prepared ahead of time. 3.) Allow fish to recover for a few hours. 4.) Put fish back in the main tank. 5.) Dose Prazi by the bottle's instructions. Am I correct? Seems like a dumb thing to ask, but I just want to make sure I'm not doing anything wrong. I'm posting this because I've only done two rounds of Prazi (w/o salt) a month or two ago and now I'm thinking it's time I do a more serious treatment... Thanks everyone.
  5. Just an update: I did a 90% WC yesterday using water I aged for about 24hrs. No surface gulping, no bottom sitting. The fish are much more active today. Sent from my XT1031 using Tapatalk
  6. Ah. I was not aware of this. I have a lot to learn. Sent from my XT1031 using Tapatalk
  7. I miss read that. I'm sorry. But .2% at once shouldn't be done unless it's urgent. It should be brought up by .1% every 12 hours. But in this case, .1% should be the level of salt for the Prazi treatment.It's fine, we all make mistakes, like my typo earlier. I didn't tell the OP they had to go with .2%, I was trying to tell them .2% was the maximum you could add with Prazi. They originally asked to do .3%.Sent from my XT1031 using Tapatalk
  8. Mikey, I said 2 level "tsps" not "tbs" Teaspoons, not tablespoons. Two level tsps per gallon for .2% Sent from my XT1031 using Tapatalk
  9. Just to clarify, you followed the salting instructions in the link I provided? No more than 2 level tsps per gallon?Sent from my XT1031 using Tapatalk
  10. Um.. 2% will kill the fish On dear. I left out th '.' Sent from my XT1031 using Tapatalk
  11. Ah, okay. I didn't take a good look at the report. I just assumed that chloramines were added to all tap water based on what I've been told. Sent from my XT1031 using Tapatalk
  12. My condolences. You obviously cared for him very well and loved him dearly. He was a lucky fish. Sent from my XT1031 using Tapatalk
  13. I never new that. I thought chloramines don't break down/gas off like chlorine does, which is the purpose of adding water conditioner. I think I'll continue to use Prime, just for my peace of mind. Sent from my XT1031 using Tapatalk
  14. I may try removing her. I'm beginning to wonder if the water being dechlorinated while she's in the the tank stresses her somehow. I have cleaned the 40 long, filled it up, and added an air stone and old AQ filter without media, just for circulation purposes. Sent from my XT1031 using Tapatalk
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