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  1. My little Tuba RIP. Always remembered.
  2. Sorry I have been calling your fish a he, and you say shes a she. Hope she makes it!
  3. so sorry to hear about your fish. I am not in any way an expert, but my fish recently died from what I would describe as looking bend around her tail end. I still dont know what it was, but have read that electricution can cause this. Are all your heaters, filters etc safe? Mine seemed to be, and none of my other fish carried any of the symtoms. I doubt if this is the case with yours, but I just want to offer my sympathy and support. Also curse the pet stores who constantly think its acceptable to overstock a tank! I am sure someone here will give you further advise, if you are continuing to keep him serparate, you must change the water constantly, a bucket without filtration wont be doing him much good. Best of luck. Hope he pulls through.
  4. Thanks Laurie, and thanks to everyone!!
  5. Sad news. Mable died today. I am devastated. I was so fond of her, and bonded with her so much. Will really miss her. Thanks for all your support peeps!!
  6. I have never found medicated food in the uk. If it exists can someone tell me where I get it!!? Something like medigold isnt available in the UK. UK sucks for fish treatments!!
  7. Mable is still with us, but still in the same pityful state. She did swim around yesterday and look for food on the gravel. I checked the water again and again and it has zero nitrite and ammonia, nitrate is 20. I change her water 20% every 3 days. I have just laid some food by her this morning and she gobbled it up, but she still seems lethargic. I have seem poop on the gravel which is good, and it looked normal, but one cant tell unless its coming from her bottom!! She isnt clamped. I will keep you updated if she improves or gets worse. I absolutely ADORE this little fish, and its breaking my heart everyday I see her like this! Thanks again for your support!
  8. Thanks Laurie. Will keep up the fresh water, and all I can do is my best for her now. Thanks for the support!
  9. Yes wil be careful. I am bad doing things when stuff is switched on. Some fish I hand feed and its a pain turning stuff off. I must do this......more of a pain to die I guess!!
  10. She seems realy curled up now. She is not clamped, but seems to be nose down and tail curled over her. I think she is a male btw, but I have always called her a she! I am helpless as to what to do. She just sits there. I fed her some pea today, but this is hard as I dont think she could feed on her own, I had to rest her in a net at the top of the water and hand feed her. I just KNOW she is going to die, I almost wish she would because it cant be a life for her at the moment, but I cant bring myself to assist her to die unless she clamps up. aaahhh I dont know what to do. Still trying to get a good photo!
  11. Hi. I cant see any protrusion, so she must be male!!! I have starved her for 3 days, and gave her some orange today which she ate happily. Trying to give her some C vits, then will feed her peas. Tail end still twisted to one side, have read electricution or C vitamin deficiency. Cant be electricution surely......... the others are ok and surely I would feel a current in the water?
  12. Diva

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    GOD I hope this isnt the tank you bought!! http://www.petsathome.com/invt/15088 5 litres is bearly 3 cola bottles of water. *wants to wring the neck of whoever advised that 2 fish could live in that* NO fish should live in that!!
  13. Diva

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    Just on my experiences, NEVER take any advise on how many fish you can keep in a tank from PETS AT HOME!! They..I am sure would be happy to cram as many fish into one tank for the sake of a sale. That tank is tiny, and pets at home should have their wrists slapped for advsing you could have 2 fish. Keep up with water changes...very regularly, and perhaps get them a bigger sized tank, else you are left with a lot of work. Fish are hard work regardless if you plan to look after them well. PETS AT HOME should have advised you on other things you should buy which are vital to the fishes wellbeing. Water test kits are vital, especially for a newly set up tank. goodluck with them, and I hope they will feel better soon. If you can afford it, get another tank and ask to be refunded for the useless tank they provided you with in the first place! BEST OF LUCK to you, I mean that!
  14. will try to answer everyones questions in on go!! DOnt know if she is female or not!! Just kind of thought she looked like a girl!! probably male!!! she does bottom sit most of the time, nose down. on occasions she will have a wobbly swim around. she came out of a mature tank, although I had to move in the eraly summer and took them on a 4 hour trip which they survived without any problems at all. The tank didnt show any problems from the move, I tested every 3 days for a month, and now test weekly for nitrite, ammonia, nitrate and PH. I dont test for GH.....is that the other test? *shows ignorance*!! the other fish seemed to nudge into her since she was bottom sitting, and I was worried they might start nibbling her tail. I have 3 other fish and her in the tank, but she is now on her own in a hospital tank. I change the water daily in her tank. feed once a day, good quality pellets, bloodworms, watercress. nitrate number 20 will try to get a photo soon. thanks for your help everyone!!
  15. PH in tank she came out of is 7.5 and the tank she is in was the same. I am lucky where I am, the PH seems to remain stable. When I said her eyes are massive, I mean its normal fr her type. She has always had these monsterous eyes, sad that they make fish this way. I rescued her from my local fish shop 2 years ago, where she was riddled with white spot. I took pity and made her well. I dont understand this bent back end, I am certain she didnt have this before. There are no red marks on her, a few black marks, but this is due to her recent colour change from black to orange, the remainders of her black days I think. I havent noticed her pooping, and I have checked her often for this, another reason I fed her peas. She has never really grown well. She was about half inch in body when I got her, and is about 1 1/2 or 2 inches now, not including head and tail. She is feeding normally, but just has problems swimming so she kind of gives up and sits on the bottom a lot. So so so so worried!! thanks so much for replying so quickly!!
  16. ammonia 0 nitrite 0 hosptial tank 40 litres fish 2 inches I have had mable for about 2 years, she is very disabled with the biggest eyes you have seen. I imagine she is blind and I have hand fed her daily. A few weeks ago I noticed she stopped swimming around, and when she did she was all over te place, up side down and lop sided. I thought maybe swim bladder, and fed her peas. I moved her to my hospital tank as sme of my other fish were bothering her. I have noticed that her tail end of her body seems to look twisted. I am wondering if this could be causing her balance problems. I have really bonded with this fish, and love her dearly. I really dont know what to do. She is not clamped and her dorsal fin is always erect. Any suggestions would be really appreciated, I am scared she will die.
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