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I can't see that you have done anything wrong.  Sometimes a usually harmless free-living bacteria mutates to a form that can cause disease.  I'm not saying that's what happened here, just that we can't control everything no matter how hard we try.

 

I think you should start feeding him Metromeds.  

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I can't see that you have done anything wrong.  Sometimes a usually harmless free-living bacteria mutates to a form that can cause disease.  I'm not saying that's what happened here, just that we can't control everything no matter how hard we try.

 

I think you should start feeding him Metromeds.

Thank you Sharon. I needed that boost of confidence. Im still pretty new at this and every time something goes wrong I attack myself. I try my hardest to keep them healthy, I just have to start realizing that not everything is in my control. I'll weight him when I get home to give exact amount for metromeds. I might need help on that. That week he was I believe 60g
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I dont think you did anything wrong either... I just get worried with rocks and such as I put a wrong rock in and my fish got Septia :( That was the only thing in your tank that just caught my eye and dont want the same to happen to you hun :)

 

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Let us know his weight and we'll tell you how many pellets.  I agree with Sharon.  I don't think it's anything you did/didn't do . . .   :hug

Thank you Lisa, I always end up blaming myself, I need to relax and realize not everything is in my control. I can tey and give them the best life possible but things will happen. He weighs 62g

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Maybe the glue i used on the plants. Its the loctite gel glue

 

I have used this type of glue without problems, so I think you can eliminate this from being the source of problems for Skipper or any of your fish.

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I dont think you did anything wrong either... I just get worried with rocks and such as I put a wrong rock in and my fish got Septia :( That was the only thing in your tank that just caught my eye and dont want the same to happen to you hun :)

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I just examined the rock, and my heart just sank. It looked that a rock formed on another rock but scrubbing it and wiping it down i noticed brown on the paper towel. Examining it further it reminds me of rust. OMG!!! I got this at Petsmart for aquariums. Now what? Could the rest potentially get sick? Koko thank you for seeing that Edited by Cdionne77
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If it makes you uncomfortable, remove it.  The most usual source of rust-color on an aquarium item is diatoms.

I removed it and the other two that were in same package.

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Maybe the glue i used on the plants. Its the loctite gel glue

 

I have used this type of glue without problems, so I think you can eliminate this from being the source of problems for Skipper or any of your fish.

 

 

Me too.   Same stuff.  For years . . .

 

25 pellets per day please.  :D

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If it makes you uncomfortable, remove it.  The most usual source of rust-color on an aquarium item is diatoms.

 

I agree hun, but I have seen many a times that River rocks can have some kind of metal in it.

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If it makes you uncomfortable, remove it.  The most usual source of rust-color on an aquarium item is diatoms.

 

I agree hun, but I have seen many a times that River rocks can have some kind of metal in it.

I didn't want to take any chances, if I can't identify it it goes in the trash

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Skipper not doing any better. In fact it looks like he is worse. loosing scale, and looks like he's got some internal bleeding near the hump, and seems very slimy. I have been giving him 25 pellets of MM's a day and changing his QT 50 to 100% every day. I have Furan 2 and Seachem Metro and kana powder. See pics

 

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Missing Scales

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Is he eating the MMs?

He is but I have to give it to him slowly like one at a time because he won't eat much if I don't. I give him 10 in the morning 10 in afternoon and 5 at night. I was thinking of maybe enticing him with some crushed garlic in some pantyhose because he don't seem interested most of the time

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:hmm I prefer he take the MMs as long as he will eat them.

If we need to switch to waterborne you've got everything you'll need. :)

ok...will keep doing so. I was horrified that he was getting worse. I was going to add .01% salt because of the missing scales and the redness and sliminess, but was unsure of the MM's combo and salt interaction

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