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  1. I started both Metroplex & Kanaplex on Sunday. Last night was 3rd dose of both. Kana packet says max 3 doses.
  2. Update on Winston... He had his 3rd dose of Metroplex & Kanaplex last night (dosed on Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday), so potentially his last dose of Kanaplex (following Seachem's guidelines). Photographs were taken this morning. His tail is looking a LOT better. There is some redness and lumps on the leading edge of his left pectoral fin (no photo I'm afraid), redness on his wen and side (see images). Shall I continue with the Metroplex only and resume Kanaplex in a week or so if needs be?
  3. Thank you - I'll make a note of it somewhere so I don't have to ask the (dumb) question again! And fingers crossed for the plants & wood (I'm one of those people that only has to look at a plant and it dies, so I'm pretty chuffed this is still going strong). Can anyone answer my other queries please? I'll be placing Dad into QT tonight after work. He was bottom sitting first thing this morning, but was active when food was offered. Updated tank shot as promised...
  4. Thank you. It's late here so I'll have address everything tomorrow. Theres no substrate. Tank is completely bare bottomed with just the log & attached plants. How best do I keep this alive in the interim out of the tank? If Kanaplex isn't the best treatment, what is? Can I follow the same schedule as in my other QT? i.e. Treat every other day following 100% WC? Also I note Kanaplex says to treat max 3 doses (Shakaho mentioned possible kidney issues with prolonged use) is this the case here? Finally, because I keep forgetting, 10 gallons is how many litres? *face palm*
  5. Yes. Bulging certainly been there for a long while. Hubby thinks about a year, I think more like 2-3 Noticed pineconing last night. Defo wasn't there on Sunday.
  6. Just for info, the log has been in since October. If I need to go down the Epsom route, can you let me know dosage please (never used it before)? And also will the nerites be ok?
  7. Yes, orange one is 12 years old. He's had the swelling for quite a few years (I always put it down to living in a bowl with an awful maintenance schedule for many years, my bad) but the raised/pineconed scales is new. Meds have arrived & currently using Metroplex & Kanaplex on Winston in QT. No meds have been added to main tank since the fluke solve late last year. I've just got home after shopping for everything I need for another QT tank - large storage boxes, heater, air stone & pump and Epsom salts.
  8. Ok, I'll take a picture tonight, but I have no PC at home. Photobucket won't play nicely with my phone so I'm unlikely to get a picture loaded until tomorrow. Not sure if this helps, but the tank looks just like this but with no internal filter and the Fluval 206 has been replaced with the FX6. And no Winston of course (still in QT)
  9. No, I removed the Juwel internal filter on Sunday 8th January. I'm running with just the FX6 now. Dad was bottom sitting less last night. He was hanging out at the top a lot (as was Piggy) but that was after feeding, which they do a lot. He's swimming around quite a bit this morning. Picture of Dad was taken last night. The one of Piggy's fuzz was taken on Tuesday.
  10. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) – 0.25ppm * Nitrite Level(Tank) – 0ppm * Nitrate level(Tank) – 20ppm * Ammonia Level(Tap) – 0.25ppm * Nitrite Level(Tap) – 0ppm * Nitrate level(Tap) – 5ppm. Nitrates out my tap are generally 20-40ppm so I use a Pozzani filter to filter the water into tubs which I treat with Prime and usually let sit for 24hrs before adding to the tank. The ‘tap’ figures above are the levels in the water that has been filtered, treated and stood. * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) – 7.4ph * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) – 7.4ph Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API freshwater master kit (drops) * Water temperature? – 25C (77F) * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? Juwel Rio 240 (approx. 240l) running for 2.5 years * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Fluval FX6 (3500lph) set up on 01-Dec * How often do you change the water and how much? 150 litres at the weekend with a midweek change of approx. 90 litres. * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Just now, 90 litres. Before that, 150 litres on Sunday * How many fish in the tank and their size? 2 in total. Orange Fantail “Dad” approx. 12 years old (5” body), Chocolate Oranda “Piggy” approx. 2 years old (6” body), 3 nerite snails * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime * What do you feed your fish and how often? Tetra Gold Japan, Hikari Oranda Gold (saturated using a pellet pump), peas a couple of times a week, occasional veggie usually lettuce/cucumber, Repashy Soilent Green * Any new fish added to the tank? No * 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. Fluke Solve 29-Oct to 12-Nov (2 weeks) Salt @3% * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Dad (fantail) is showing definite signs of pineconing. Wasn't apparent until tonight. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Bottom sitting & continuous heavy breathing/gulping. Will swim about when I approach & for food. He's feeding fine. Piggy (chocolate oranda) had some stringy fuzz trailing from the spot where his gill plate meets his wen yesterday. It's since dropped off. He's not currently showing any raised scales. Photobucket is doing some kind of maintenance so unable to load pics at the minute. I'm seriously freaking out, you hear so many horror stories!! Ive got Winston & his never ending red spots & now this. What should I do??? Meds on hand - Metroplex, Kanaplex, Sulfaplex, Focus, Triple Sulfa, Furan-2, salt & silver.
  11. Thank you for the update!! Should i stagger the start of the meds as Koko suggested (Metroplex today, Kanaplex tomorrow), or both at the same time? If I start them at the same time, I could carry out a WC every 2 days & redose as per the packet instructions which says every 2 days for both Metro & Kana. How long should I dose for? Metroplex says 3 weeks or until symptoms disappear. Kanaplex says max 3 doses. Sorry for being thick. Soooo confused.
  12. OK, I'm back. My meds have arrived today. I've not been treating with anything up until now, just 100% daily WC (bucket-to-bucket). I have Metroplex, Kanaplex, Sulfaplex, Focus, Furan-2 and Triple Sulfa. Do you still want me to go down the Metroplex/Kanaplex route? If so, how should I dose and for how long? The packets say.. Metroplex - use 1-2 measures for every 40L. Repeat every 2 days for up to 3 weeks or until symptoms disappear. Kanaplex - use 1 level measure to every 20L. Repeat every 2 days until symptoms disappear or up to a maximum of 3 doses. Neither says anything about water changes and how to re-dose after a WC. Note: Winston is in QT of 40 litres with an airstone. No plants.
  13. Hi Koko. Yes, he's in QT. I have metro+ but the Kanaplex is on order from the US and not likely to be here for a couple of weeks. Is there anything I can do in the meantime?
  14. Thank you. Just need to know what treatment is best. Seems completely normal in himself, albeit a bit bored on his own.
  15. And another taken just now
  16. Photos as promised... They don't really show the lumps/barnacles on the tail very well, the edge was forever folded underneath, but you get the idea. I hope.
  17. Hi Koko, i took it out last Sunday during the WC - tank looks soooo much bigger! Winston is still in QT. No meds, just bucket to bucket everyday. Redness is back to belly, wen & top of gill, and the leading edge of his tail has big red spots which I've been referring to as barnacles to my husband as they're like lumps attached. I've taken photos but can't upload until I'm back at work on Tuesday (only have access to Internet on my phone & takes too much data to load). All fins have red streaking too Don't really know where to go from here. Redness seems to come & go randomly. I have plenty of Metro+ on hand but only 3 sachets of Furan-2. Have ordered more but won't be here for a while. Also ordered Seachem's Metroplex, Sulfaplex, Kanaplex & Focus. Anything I can do whilst I'm waiting?
  18. Hello UK Kokonuts. I've also been struggling to find Kanaplex, as well as the other ***plex meds in the UK. I emailed VitaminGrocer.co.uk last week to ask why they listed the Seachem range of meds on their AUS & US sites and not on the UK version. They replied really quickly and said they would add them to the list of products available to the UK. I've checked today, and they're listed!! They're a US based company so orders take a little while to arrive. I've ordered from them once before and items were delivered in about 3 weeks with no issues. Plus, orders from VG over £20 get free shipping. Bonus! Hope this helps. I'm off to place an order before you all take their stock!!
  19. Me again. Winston is in QT & his redness has subsided quite a lot (still a patch on his belly, but everything else has nearly cleared) which makes me think..... Perhaps Koko was right, maybe the problem is with the Juwel internal filter. I'll be doing my large WC tomorrow which would be an ideal time to remove it, if you think that's the right move. What do you all think? It would leave me with just the FX6, which should be ok on its own, yes?
  20. I'm sure I would! Lol!! Basic consultation is generally extortionate, let alone a procedure. I'm about to put him in QT. I'll hold off on meds until I hear otherwise. To recap I have Metro+, Furan-2 (3 sachets), Triple Sulpha (10 sachets), Fluke Solve, salt, Myxazin & Sterazin.
  21. QT will be ready for Winston tonight. Am I OK to dose only with Metro+?
  22. Hi Sharon, Ok, I'll set the QT tank back up tonight and start dosing with Metro+ again. I'm pretty much out of the Furan-2, so am I OK to treat with the Metro+ only? Vets & scrapes are pretty much out of the question, highly likely I'd get laughed off the premises. After all, it's just a fish right?!
  23. Happy new year to you all. I hope you enjoyed the festivities. I'm back with an update. On Sunday, Winston completed the 2 weeks in QT with Metro+ & Furan-2 and I placed him back into the main tank. He looked much better with just a single red spot on his back towards the end of his dorsal fin. Nothing out of the ordinary yesterday, but I woke up this morning to this... he looks AWFUL!! This has literally come up overnight. Last water change on the main tank was on Saturday (150 litres) with the next due tomorrow of roughly the same volume. Any ideas?
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