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  1. Just to clarify, I’m dosing metro in food as before, but just to Clint yes? And only metro, no Oxy or anything? And I need to separate Pip? This will have to start tomorrow as the new QT tub isn’t up to temp yet.
  2. Yes, all from the same seller. All of them are on their second round of prazi (Fluke Solve) and they all received the metro soaked bloodworms for 14 days (ended last Sunday). Current setup in 2 QT tanks - Clint & Pip in one, Hector & Pepper in another. I’m dosing FS with every WC (last dose due tomorrow before resting for a week then doing round 3). 1 cube of bloodworms were soaked with 1 scoop of metro & 1 scoop of focus and some garlic juice before splitting between the 2 tanks. This was done for 2 meals each day for 14 days.
  3. @koko Urgent questions... Over the last weekend (from Friday to Sunday) Clint was doing quite a bit of bottom sitting and his wen started developed a whitish film and a few patches on it. He's been far more active since starting the Fluke Solve again (I've done one week on, one week off and now on the second week of dosing on day 6). Hes also pineconing slightly on left side. This is Clint's wen as of today - is this normal wen growth patches or something else? The image isn’t great I know (sorry) and it doesn’t really show the whitish film very well. On Tuesday I saw some slough off during the WC. The image also shows the pineconing behind left gill plate. Pip who is in the same tank doesn't show any issues or symptoms. Do I need to separate Clint from Pip for treatment or do I treat both together? If separate, can I add Pip in with Hector & Pepper (previously No Name) or do I need to setup another QT tub? I have metro (less than 1 tube left), Epsom salts & Oxymav-B (plus a few other meds). How should I proceed?
  4. Hi Dawn All ok I think. They've all had their first week course of Fluke Solve (currently on their rest week before starting again at the weekend) and today is day 10 of Metro food. So far so good. Everyone seems happy.
  5. Ok, so dose full amount of meds to 1 cube of bloodworm for each meal. At the minute I’m splitting 1 cube between the two QT tanks (2 fish in each) - thawing & dosing the meds before splitting, so basically half a scoop of metro per tank. That ok? They've has their first FS dose tonight.
  6. Just so I understand, do I thaw a cube of bloodworm & dose with metro & focus for each meal (ie a full dose of meds with each meal) or do I make a batch up with a single dose & that’ll keep for so many days/meals? I don’t want to overdose them. Can I shake things up occasionally with med-soaked pellets instead of bloodworm? 14 days of non stop bloodworms seems boring I’m currently feeding twice a day. Sorry if silly questions.
  7. Thanks Mandy I think you mean Piggy - he had a blood blister for some time which I (eventually) consulted with a vet about. He believes it is a melanoma or pigment tumor which may return. When the vet took a scrape, he said that the blister was basically dead scales & beneath it was clean skin. Pics before & after the vet scraped the blister. There is another thread about it in D&D. Prior to that, I lost my 12 year old fantail to dropsy in March and Winston my oranda in June to a persistent bacterial infection which finally resulted in dropsy. Piggy is the only one left of my original 3. I’ve recently nuked & re-cycled my tank, which has only completed in the last month or so. If this is indeed linked, please let me know what I should do/steps I should take to ensure the health of everyone moving forward.
  8. Sorry Taryl. Basically my new telescope died today - possible bacterial cyst/infection. It happened very quickly. He had been housed at one point with all other new fish. Koko has suggested I treat all remaining new fish with metroplex (in food) as well as Fluke Solve every other WC. You suggested redosing full FS with every WC (100% bucket-to-bucket daily) for one week on, one week off for 3 rounds (6 weeks total). Just wanted to confirm which I should follow. @koko - if I missed something vital can you chime in please. Thanks.
  9. @Arctic Mama Thanks for your post in my other thread. Wasn’t sure if you’d seen this & if that changes your recommendation?
  10. His belly was quite mushy, but only round the vent area & along the underside. Everywhere else was quite firm. All fish came from the same seller, but not from the same tanks. Hector, No Name & Clint we’re together & Pip was in another tank. None of them were with Terry until I bought them (he was in another tank). I now have Hector & No Name in one QT (which Terry was originally in) and Clint & Pip in another. They were all together in one big bag when I bought them however, and for a short time while I decided how to split them (wanted to monitor their behaviour with one another first, that’s when Clint & Pip became aggressive little you know what’s). Do you want me to run metro & fluke solve together at the same time? If so, how should I go about it with bucket-to-bucket? What about salt? Hope I have enough metro! Could a bacterial infection cause the blackening?
  11. Thanks Dawn. Ever get the feeling that the Gods are trying to tell you something
  12. With everything going downhill with Terry, I’d put this off, but want to get started now. Can someone clarify the above for me please ref. salt, dosing & rest days (doing 100% WC everyday)?
  13. He’s gone SIP little one. Any ideas what caused this? Is it something I did? Want to ensure my other newbies don’t go the same way.
  14. Here he is this morning. He doesn’t look good. Rapid breathing, bottom sitting & not eating. The area that started pineconing first is bleeding & now the scales on the whole right side are raised. There’s a lumpy patch to base of his tail & the blackness to face/chin/belly has gotten worse. There are a few white spots on the top of his head. He’s currently in a 40 litre container with 1 scoop of metroplex. I have meth blue, should I swab or add salt to 0.1%? you time zones!!!!!
  15. Ok, but will the bloodworm keep once thawed? How long for? Will the meds stay active if added but not fed for a few days, or should I add fresh meds for every feeding? Do I need to add any water to help the bloodworms thaw or let them thaw naturally before adding the meds? Terry is tiny, so he’s not going to eat a whole cube in one sitting.
  16. I do. How should I prepare them? Is this instead of dosing the water?
  17. Scrap that - I’m heating the water up so he can straight in. He’s moving to a 40 litre tub. For now I’ll go with one scoop of Metroplex with every WC (100% daily) until you tell me otherwise. Let me know if I need to use anything else with the metro.
  18. No, they’re all new so in QT - only had them for a week. Clint & Pip are together and Hector, No Name & Terry are together. Just getting Terry’s QT tub ready now so I can separate him. Probably going to be tomorrow morning before it’s ready tho 🙁 It’s just Piggy in the main tank.
  19. So.... 1. Separate Terry into another QT tank (pah - that'll be 6 tubs in my dining room - hubby will be thrilled!!) and treat with just Metroplex. Or should I use salt too? 2. Treat tub #1 with Hector & No Name and tub #2 with Clint & Pip with FS whilst treating Terry as above. That right? Thanks Mandy, me too
  20. Sorry, not sure I understand... who am I treating & with what? Terry & his tank mates, right? Metro & salt or FS & metro or just metro or metro & salt or just FS? Can I treat the other tub with FS as I’d planned, yes? Or do you think they ought to be metro’d too? Sorry, it’s been a long day here & I’m already ready for bed!! It’s only 8:30pm! Zzzzz...
  21. Just to clarify - I have 5 new fish, split 3 & 2. This tele is one of three together. Do I just treat his QT tub or both QT tubs with Fluke Solve & metro? I’d planned on starting their FS treatment tomorrow.
  22. So not the return of my dropsy curse?! Am I ok to treat the whole tank incl. the other 2? I have seachem metroplex not metro meds, that ok?
  23. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0 after WC, then approx 0.5 before * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrate level(Tank) 20 * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrate level(Tap) 0 * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.4 * 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 drops * Water temperature?21*C * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 85 litres * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? No mature filter - just new sponge filter * How often do you change the water and how much? Everyday, 100% (bucket-to-bucket) * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 20 mins ago, 100% * How many fish in the tank and their size? 3 - 2 x 4” oranda & 1 x 2” telescope * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime * What do you feed your fish and how often? Varied - so far mix of Northfin, NLS & peas. They’ve had some Repashy soilent green/grub tonight * Any new fish added to the tank? All are new, currently in QT since last Friday * Any medications added to the tank? None * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. None as yet * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Pineconing on right side behind gill - looks red & sore. Also black marks to right side of face/chin under eye * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Not as active as has been, slight clamping. Not bottom sitting Could I have caused this while transferring him from tub to tub? He’s small to handle & very feisty when I pick him up. I planned on starting Fluke Solve tomorrow so was going to start raising the salt level tonight. I’ll wait to hear your recommendations.
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