07-14-2011, 09:42 PM
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Well we shall see!
I went to guppytripod and found some really helpful info and sure hope it works for this little buddy. He is so pretty and I hate to loose him! I just had to put a female down last week because her uterus ruptured! I know I am well a softee but I cried.
As for the info from tirpod, it was very helpful. It REALLY helped when I signed in it was mentioned. I went to guppy aliments & remidies. Here if I am allowed is some info form there that might help others.
Salt Treatment: This is a treatment that is as old as the aquarium hobby itself. Treating with salt is undoubtedly the safest way to treat fishes. While chemicals such as Formalin, Malachite Green, and copper are considered by some to be more reliable, these are strong substances to impose on a guppy and must be handled with care. Using salt is especially handy with guppies, since they are built to withstand a lot of salt - they do that quite well. Salt is especially effective against fungal infections and some parasitic problems such as ich. If diagnosis is difficult, try salt. Normally the salt treatment lasts 10 days. Note: This bath is not intended as an additional treatment and should not be combined with other medication. Anyway it gives a 10 day guide. I think by reading that my little buddy has been bullied (at night a lot!!) by another male I caught him doing it day time today! So little guy has badly nipped tail and I think some fungus has set in. I hope this works but they want a well ariated tank and all I have is the tube down in the water blowing bubbles at a goodly rate. I have a heater in the gal glass jar and rising the temp to 80 from 78. Usually my main tank is 76 but weather has been so hot here. Until I add the right amount of salt, he had started to welll like just mid float and kind of a wobbly back and forth motion and seemed to breath fast. Now he is swimming up and down, pickng again at bottom where some of the stuff from the sponge filter is. I JUST don't want to loose him! Well, I am doing my best and that is all we can do right? SOO wonderful to have algae bloom gone! The UV sterilizer is wonderful! I have turned it off today as current is pretty strong for the three week old fry I added. They were just staying in the current and that was it. Couldn't eat either. When I turnred it off, they have been swimming every wherel Understand I can turn it back on if algae bloom returns. I still pull blinds and do a light blanket to keep AM sun off and my fry tank too. And Byron, the Braz. Pennywort is beautiful as are the 2 Lutea and believe it or not...a Flaming Sword!! They are growing so much! Oh on Flaming Sword it has reached the top of the water now. Am I supposed to do anything about it? They all look so pretty!! I think you would be proud cause it is because of your knowledge they look so awesome as does my tank!! A grateful gupgram!