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210 Oranda

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  1. Just throwing this in.. so u can see behavior Still little pineconed though Still wondering if is adequate to feed the (gram negative) flakes (Oxytetracycline and/or Kanamycin) or add powder to water..?? Let me know please
  2. Thats a good question. Bronze fish has been in the main tank or no? If not, I's not use tank water in the quarantine. If both fish have been in there before it is probably fine. Otherwise I'd stick her in a bucket and mix the water there for a day if you're worried about parameter differences or the seller has advised it. A bucket for a day or two isn't a big deal but we don't want to interrupt any progress of the bronze fish if they are already weakened by adding new bacteria/pathogen profiles. Make sense? Non of them have been in the main tank.. only regular tap water I thought the same as you're suggesting.. no main tank water touching the bronze fish until pinecone is completely gone Unless you think a "day or two in a bucket" is necessary Another question... Since the Antiprotozoan (gram positive) flakes aren't doing anything to the fish, Isn't it adequate to feed the (gram negative) flakes (Oxytetracycline and/or Kanamycin) or add powder to water..?? (just a thought) Did you get a chance to read my PM sent on Apr23 ???... Thanks again!
  3. Epsom removed and back to salt at .3%.. ______________________________________ Question about the other fish.. Is it safe to move the tancho (prolapsed ovaduct) to the main tank ??? It has been in QT tank for almost a month with salt at .3% (13days) and 1 round of prazi Super active and piggy eater I thought of doing WC's using main tank water so it could acclimate but didn't want to bring bugs to the QT that could worsen the bronze (pinconed) fish Please advise
  4. Just throwing this in.. red inside wen, pimple forming
  5. Yes.. paraguard on hand I'll remove Epsom and add reg salt.. but.. Question.. Isn't regular salt bad when dealing with dropsy ?? (fluid retention)
  6. Taryl, I've received the flakes you requested, Antibiotic1 (Oxytetracycline Hydochloride) How do you guys want me to proceed? Fish have been on Antiprotozoan (metro) flakes + Epsom since Tuesday night No changes in her looks/behavior (which I hope is good) FYI.. I also have some Nitrofuracin green powder, just in case
  7. I was told that it is a prolapsed ovaduct and they don't know any treatment for it.. Any suggestions ???
  8. I dont know if I want to cry or laugh.. The tancho lionhead that I bragged being in superb conditions has something sticking out above the vent area Never seen it on/in a GF.. Do you know what it is ?? (I can start another thread if needed)
  9. Nope.. they haven't been in main.. only 20 days in a separate QT by themselves (they do use same water pump for water changes but the pump gets submerged in vinegar for hours and dried overnight before re-using) This ones are DO and the other ones came from CoastGem for what I know at that time CoastGem didn't know how to ship or QT properly Do you know what your KH and GH is hun? Once Lisa (fantail1) told me the number but cannot find the thread the chart that comes with the API kit doesn't tell you the PPM after 12 drops.. My KH is 13 drops My GH is 18 drops
  10. Nope.. they haven't been in main.. only 20 days in a separate QT by themselves (they do use same water pump for water changes but the pump gets submerged in vinegar for hours and dried overnight before re-using) This ones are DO and the other ones came from CoastGem for what I know at that time CoastGem didn't know how to ship or QT properly
  11. Mmmmmm Questions.. Im in the middle of round 1 of praziquantel (w salt) but obviously dropsy is priority so.. I assume I gotta do 100%WC to remove prazi/salt and add epsom, right ?? But.. Even though the healthy fish won't be eating the metro food.. Is it ok to have it with Epsom for the next weeks ??? ______________________________________________________________ The reason I asked about the NLS metro food is because is pellet and won't make a mess as the flakes do.. The remain flakes I have are all crumble down so it will be harder for the fish to eat them before the active ingredient dissolves into the water and even if I move the healthy fish to a container while feeding the sick one.. there will be tiny flakes floating around when I bring the healthy one back so..
  12. Both flakes I have came from AngelsPlus.. However I have the Antibiotic I (gram-negative) I'll order the Antibiotic II (gram positive) right away Now.. if you recommend the NLS metro-pellet or anything else instead of the "Antiprotozoan" Metro flake I have, I can buy it tomorrow I have 2 lionheads in the QT and don't have a way to manage a 3rd tank as right now So.. Are we gonna be ok if we treat both fish with meds even if one "looks healthy".. ??? (I can move the healthy one tomorrow to main if needed)
  13. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0- 0.5 * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrate level(Tank) 0 * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrate level(Tap) 5 * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 8.4 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.4 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API * Water temperature? Fluctuates from 72-75 * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 20G QT, 20days * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? sponge / pinguin150 floss only * How often do you change the water and how much? 75% Every other day (degas overnight to obtain 8.4ph) * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Today, Apr19 - 75% * How many fish in the tank and their size? 2 - 4.5" * What kind of water additives or conditioners? prime * What do you feed your fish and how often? twice, NLS pellet, soilent green gel, bloodworms * Any new fish added to the tank? * Any medications added to the tank? salt (0.3%) + prazi powder * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. See Above * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? pinecone scales and excessive white fuss on wen * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? lethargic * Meds? kanaplex, metroplex, bifuran, triplesufla, reg. salt, epsom, prazipro, aquaprazi (powder), kana flakes (food), metro flakes (food), colloidal silver 500
  14. Thank you ladies.. she's in fact a beauty..
  15. Well.. once again Im experiencing dropsy.. (So yes Taryl, Im a horrible fishkeeper, Lol..jk ) I have 2 mailed lionheads that arrived in March 30, in what it seemed to be good conditions They're still in a 20G QT One is (still) in perfect conditions but the other black/bronze one started to get red pimples and excessive slime on the wen a few days after arrival so I notified the seller and he recommended a few (10 second) peroxide dips. First dip.. good Second dip.. a little more time to recoup and some sideways Third deep.. more time to recoup and lethargic On April 12 I noticed some prickle to the scales but didn't think any of it since I was told that ranchus sometimes experience that without being sick I sent today some pictures to the seller and he corroborates that it is an early stage of dropsy but cannot recommend anything specific since it could be caused by different internal problems.. pristine water along with antibac water treatment and/or medicated food is his suggestion Im doing the questionnaire in a few minutes.. Thanks! Here's what I've done so far Mar 30: Arrival, covered tank Mar 30 -1: De-stress days (just WC & double prime) Apr 2: 75%WC + 76g salt (.1%) Apr 3: add 76g salt (.2%) Apr 4: 100%WC + 228g salt (.3%) Apr 6: 75%WC + 170g salt (.3%) Apr 8: 75%WC + 170g salt Apr 10: 75%WC + 170g salt + 10sec peroxide dip (8:1 ratio) Apr 12: 75%WC + 170g salt + 10sec peroxide dip Apr 14: 75%WC + 170g salt Apr 16: 10sec peroxide dip prior to WC 100%WC + 76g salt (to reduce at .1%) + .2g prazi powder Apr 8: 75%WC + 56g salt (.1%) + .2g prazi powder
  16. All good.. thank you They all are super active I don't know if the silver did something or if the City's water changed but I was having issues with cloudy water (even when having large UV sterilizer) and after the second round of silver the water just cleared..
  17. Everything looks the same.. thank you! Not stress or abnormalities on the fish However.. they ALL gulp for air for long periods of time, which it didn't happen before but I don't think that's related to the silver Today is water change day.. should I redo silver ???
  18. Have never use Colloidal Silver but I have 2oz of 500ppm.. & tank is a 125G.. How much you want me to use ??? I assume the silver stays in the tank permanently, right ?
  19. I was trying to edit above but I was late.. I think you're right Taryl.. I've make so many mistakes that I have over-stressed the fish and perhaps kill them
  20. I don't know.. I have 3 GF from LFS that have been with me for over a year.. Even with all my "mess ups" I've been able to manage and keep them happy.. Two of them had dropsy, we overcome that and they're still w/ me Im trying to understand how did you get to the conclusion that "my water source" isn't adequate for GF.. ?? There's several local GF stores and fish keep selling.. I was in the impression that my KH and GH was better than average for GF keeping.. but I might be wrong Lately, I've been trying a different quarantine method given to me by one of the "seniors" here and it has been the less stressful (for me & fish) so far
  21. Beautiful fish!.. Congratulations!! I ended up getting the black lionhead same week's auction as yours
  22. Lisa.. the fish just got super pineconed.. Is oxytetracycline same as TC Tetracycline ??? If so, I don't have any with me and I don't think she'll make it tonight.. Is kana a lethal weapon for her at this point or should I give it a try ???? Thanks for the help
  23. Thanks!.. me too I however have the feeling that she's already in a "critical zone".. (who knows )
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