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sepulchre

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    Well, the healing vibes seem to be working, thank you!
    I don't have all those tests. We got our fish & tank about 8 months ago so we're just getting our feet wet, pardon the pun.
    We put Kitty back in the tank which we had just done a thorough cleaning of and she seemed a little more active. Then yesterday we got some aquarium salts and added the perscribed amount, first disolving it in some replacement water. After that she seems Much better and is eating and seems to have less of a buoyancy problem. She still goes and sits on the bottom (she has chosen her own little spot) but she doesn't remain there for very long at all, usually only a matter of seconds, and cruises around more like normal. She not fully back to her old self but I do believe she's on the road to recovery. She still goes up and gets a mouthful of air now and then but nothing like before and certainly not as frantic seeming; it's more a caual looking act. George and Spot do this too but it's funny - I almost think they're just imitating her. They always have to some extent which is cute because she's much smaller than they are.
    I tried again to feed her some peas to get her bowels moving. She'll take a mouthful but then spits it out. I guess she just doesn't like them. But the boys sure do!
    Btw, I have absolutely no idea how to determine the sex of a Goldfish. Our names for them came about very simply: Kitty is a calico (thus "Kitty") so she became a girl for us. The guys actually act like guys. As you might imagine, Spot has a light colored spot on his side. My wife decided George just looks like a George and there you have it.
    Thank you for the replies. I imagine we will eventually collect all the test equipment to gather the data Helen asked for. And if can get this silly computer to stop acting up we may be able to get a video. It is my hope that by then it will show three healthy fish in a comfortable environment.
    Thanks again!
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