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  1. I had posted a couple weeks ago about getting a tankmate for my comet, Kaji and so after getting back from a trip yesterday I decided to get one. I was originally planning to order a 6-8" sarasa from a breeder through my LFS but thought that it wouldn't hurt to see what they had in stock first. Well, there was a special fish in stock. She (maybe a he, but she for now) is a shubunkin comet and drew me in by her brownish-gold color, long flowy fins, and graceful movement. Unfortunately she has bad fin rot, is very skinny and looks kind of pathetic. I thought both that she could be a very beautiful fish with some clean water, quality food and perhaps meds, and that if I didn't take her probably no one ever would, so I got the owner to give her to me for half price ($1.50). She's about 4" sl and 5"tl, although it's hard to tell because her fins are so thin and scraggly. I'm a real sucker for poor, unwanted fish. Kaji was a originally a fair fish that my friend won and didn't want. He had tail rot when I first got him and now he's extremely lively and robust. I'm hoping the new fish makes it through quarantine and, over time, can be fat and robust like him. I know I'm kind of a dupe--went in to order a large, brand new, pristine fish and came back with a beaten up rescue. The good news is that she's very lively--no bottom sitting or gill trouble that I can see. After slowly adjusting her to the water and letting her into her quarantine tank (20g with an uncycled filter), she seemed to be doing well and scavenging for food, so I fed her a tiny bit of blanched broccoli florets. She gobbled them up eagerly but then spit them out a few moments later, which makes me suspect she might have flukes. I salted to .1% and will increase to .3 over the next 24 hours. I plan to do at least 80% water changes every day (depending on how the parameters read) and treat with prazi 5 or 6 rounds. Any other suggestions for what else I should do? And, last, but not least, here are some pictures!
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