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Bottom Sitting Comet


Goldsguy

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Hi

My white comet, Hachi, has started to bottom sit. She would do this occasionally during the day when "napping" but lately been doing it quite a bit.

I noticed her having issues trying to get to bottom of tank one day so I fasted for 2.5 days and then fed green beans for 2-3 days. Never noticed any unusual long poo.

Water parameters are great.

Feed 2x a day with rasphasy and progold.

Change about 90% of water weekly.

2 FX5 canister and 4 comets in 120-gallon.

About three weeks ago started to add Gold Buffer to increase kH

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Pics sitting. Also seems finds are getting red.

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I've treated with prazipro last November.

None of my fish have ever been ill and no new fish added.

Goldsguy

120-gallon

Four Comets

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Yeah I started to use Gold Buffer due my kH increasing even with crushed coral.

I only used half dose of Gold Buffer.

Goldsguy

120-gallon

Four Comets

None of the other fish are exhibiting the same behavior.

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Four Comets

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I haven't noticed any trailing poo. I did add one round of prazipro a couple months ago but afterwards realized I had a poly filter and purigen in filter. Was planning on doing another treatment in November.

Is twice or once annually good? Just one dose or how many for maintenance?

Goldsguy

120-gallon

Four Comets

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It really depends. I tell people to do a maintenance dose every 3-12 months, depending on whether symptoms show up or not. In this case, I would do two rounds, and see. You might then want to do a round of maintenance every 6 months after that to start, to see how things go.

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Yeah I had thought of doing a dose to coincide with time changes.

When u say two rounds u mean over the course of two weeks? Once a week for two weeks?

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Four Comets

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Yeah I had thought of doing a dose to coincide with time changes.

When u say two rounds u mean over the course of two weeks? Once a week for two weeks?

Goldsguy

120-gallon

Four Comets

Once a week for two weeks, or every two weeks, and done twice. The idea is to dose twice, and giving a little bit of a rest between each round.

I have Purigen in each canister. Is that ok?

Goldsguy

120-gallon

Four Comets

The Purigen has to come out. :(

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Did a PWC today. Took Purigen out of both canisters and dosed 1 oz of Prazipro per instructions.

Didn't notice any reaction.

Prior to PWC earlier today Hachi was swimming around tank normally without any bottom sitting. However still treated for maintenance.

Goldsguy

120-gallon

Four Comets

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Thanks. And sorry to hear about your comet too. What's the issue.

I started a maintenance of Prazipro today.

Goldsguy

120-gallon

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He was bottom sitting and not eating or pooping and very bloated. He's off the bottom, eating a bit and pooping a bit. Bloating is slowly going away. Might have been constipation and an infection. Alex has been great working out a treatment for him.

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