I'm well, Merlin is happy- it turns out he is the Betta with the biggest flare that I have! Peach and winter are well too. also, I'm not sure if you know, but I got a new little female, Pi. She has some minor fin rot (she already had it when I got her) but it is only a little bit and I'm starting treatment tomorrow, so I'm sure she will heal up fairly quickly. to see a picture of Pi, check out my album: "my Bettas"
I'm glad to hear that you are well, and I wish you, your fish, gecko and little fuzz ball a good day!
Ahh, geez.....I am so very sorry. I often look at my profile messages, get distracted, and then end up forgetting about them. Dx Ugh, I'm so terrible about that...
But thank you so very much for all your well wishes! I am so sorry I didn't get back to you sooner, but I do very much appreciate it. :)
And I am doing well! Not been too too active on the forum lately, I have a little nibble-y bouncy ball of fur that seems to be taking up most of my time now-a-days....so between her, the tanks, my Leopard Gecko, and my friends I've just been super busy. xD
The finned boys are doing well though! Arthur passed away in a...sadly ironic way(no more naming fish after characters who die....), but everyone else is healthy and happy!
How about you and your fish?
Merry Christmas!! you're a great fish keeper, one of the best. thank you for all of your wonderful advice that you gave me for Merlin when I was a new member, he's doing great, all healed up and flaring like crazy. :)
I'm very sorry about Dean Winchester. Poor little fellow. I can't believe teenagers (or anyone for that matter) would do such a thing. you gave him the best chance of living possible, and I'm very glad that he didn't pass in that tiny cup. hope you're well, ~Saphira
I've done a little research on Lifeguard, and from what I can gather its an alright medication, but I can't find much about its success treating Ich so I can't tell you for sure how effective it will be treating it.
However, I would suggest a different method of treating Ich anyway, using heat and Aquarium Salt; a method I know to be very effective and a little less stressful/harsh then any commercial medication.
If you are dealing with Ich, keep a VERY close eye on Peach. Its highly likely he will end up with it as well. Its an annoying little parasite that spreads very easily and quickly.
Its not always best to trust everything you read on the back of a commercial medication, just like its generally best to take the advice of most pet store employees with a grain of salt. A lot of time, its all about marketing. Always a good idea to do your research about any medication or disease treatment in general before you jump into using it and you should never use anything as a 'preventative'; that often does a lot more harm them good.
Now, are you POSITIVE he has ich? Does he look like hes been sprinkled with salt?
Its good that hes perking up a little bit, he could have just been a little stressed form the move and all. Does he have any sort of plant with him? Something to rest on/hide in?
I started using lifeguard and I'm treating for ich. I looked at the label again and it can be used for a variety of things: tail, fin, and mouth rot, ich, fungus, and hemorrhagic septicemia. it seems to be fairly mild, as it can be used as a disease preventative when adding new fish to your tank, not just when they're sick. Merlin is actually starting to perk up a bit, not sitting on the bottom as much anymore and swimming around his tank, almost like he's bored. if I walk into the room, he swims up to greet me.
What sort of treatment did you start and what exactly are you treating for? Are you positive he has Ich? Any chance you could send me over a picture?
If Peach is still doing well and showing no signs of illness, then it'd probably be best to let him be. No need to put him though the stress of treating him for something he may not even have.