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tithra

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Hi there.

I don't think you need to worry about pineconing at this point. Usually it is always followed with a certain amount of fluid retention and swelling, which he doesn't have :)

As for the eyes I believe that is one of the longest things to treat, just because the eyes are a little separated from the rest of the body.

Just as a timeline I bought my Grace August 2010 and she had a white lump on her lip. Well the white lump just went away a month ago! It is just these parts which take A LOT longer to heal.

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Do you have Medi-Gold? My suggestion is to use that, actually.

I think that what likely happened last time was that we failed to clear all the infection, so it came back...MG is now more appropriate.

Edit: I hate to make this suggestion, but the best way to identify mushy belly is to compare to Edie. Feel hers first, and then Puff.

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Kanamycin can be renotoxic, but I don't think, and is counterindicated if there is evidence of kidney damage. However, as Puff is ok in that aspect, I think MG is OK. I am really hesitant to use MMs all the time, and also I think that MG is much better for wen & eye issues.

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I did feel his belly and I think it feels a little squishy? Its so hard to know being inexperienced :( It feels slightly softer than Edies, like maybe if you were to push on a balloon that is really fully, there is some give, but it is not like complete mush.

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Yes, that's actually exactly the description I was looking for actually. I think the infection last time did not get cleared completely and it came back. I think that you should either go with MMs or MGs, since I think eventually Puff will get extremely floaty again.

What do you think, Fede?

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He's already very floaty, he has been for awhile. When he isn't bottom sitting he is head standing, doing barrel rolls, gulping etc. :( It's one extreme or the other.

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Tithra, I forgot to mention this, but do you have a scale? Could you weigh Puff (by taring a container with water, and then adding Puff). I would like to have him eat at least 2% of his body weight, distributed 3-6 times/day, according to your schedule :)

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Oh darn. Start the meds then. For floaty fish I usually hand feed them pellet after pellet. It takes a while but it works very well.

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No, no c shape. He's just super floaty. He's flipped onto his belly a few times, something I have never seen him do. He has tried to right himself and to swim down to the bottom but he is a mess.

I picked up a 20 gallon long last night for him and moved him from the 29 to that and dropped the water level to half this morning.

I started mms last night,

There's no salt in the tank right now.

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After what happened with Blondie I don't think it is ever too late with fish. It just depends on them sometimes. She really wanted to heal and so she did :) She was C-shaped an all so...

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Yes. He ate them last night, I had to hand feed him this morning, and I am home right now on my lunch break to check on him, I lowered the water level even more so that he could reach the bottom and he just ate another 3 pellets. I am headed out to look for a scale today. Here's a quick video, he's definitely floaty, but is still trying to swim right and still interested in eating, and he is no longer floating on his side :)

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OK, good! :)

Do you think you can get a scale? I think that it's really important to weigh him and the food, so that we know the minimum that needs to be fed daily.

Hang in there!

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