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  1. karlhague
    09-25-2010 11:26 AM - permalink
    Hi OFL, With the endler fry i was wondering if i could feed them anything that would aid their growth?

    As they seem to be growing very very slowley..,

    Their with my male betta and 2 bronze cory's (stupid LFS told me when i took them for identifying they were pygmys)

    Upon googling pygmys these look NOTHING like them.

    Why do they never ever give advice Correctly?
  2. Oldfishlady
    09-24-2010 04:12 PM - permalink
    If it was my fish- sadly, I would end its suffering and humanly euthanize it at this stage, especially with a fish that is nearing the second year mark...sorry...I wish I could help you more.......
  3. Jimmysdad
    09-24-2010 12:38 PM - permalink
    Hi OFL,
    His bad eye is swollen again, he responds, 1 year, 2 months ago it started with popeye. he is so bloated cannot swim to bottom of tank
  4. Oldfishlady
    09-24-2010 10:26 AM - permalink
    It hard for me to say without having the fish in hand, what else is he doing? what do his eyes look like, is he still responding to you? How long have you had him and how long has he been sick?
  5. Jimmysdad
    09-23-2010 04:48 PM - permalink
    If he is floating on his side is it basically over for him?
  6. Oldfishlady
    09-23-2010 03:34 PM - permalink
    I don't use antibiotic, so I can't help you with that...sorry...

    If the fish is struggling to swim, eat, in general I look at quality of life-if he still act and be a fish then I do everything I can, but when they stop having any quality of life....I end their suffering humanly....a big difference with being alive and having quality of life....however, on the same also don't want to give up too soon, only you can decide how long you want to try.....
  7. Jimmysdad
    09-23-2010 02:48 PM - permalink
    I am sorry to keep bothering you, but my fish is floating at the top on his side but is still living. Have you ever tried ampicillin? How do I know if he is suffering? he is not laboring with the breathing, but he is really bloated. he still eats and i put in the epsom salt. He is fighting his butt off to stay alive, so I feel I should do more.. am I getting carried away?
  8. Oldfishlady
    09-22-2010 01:14 PM - permalink
    I wouldn't think so, usually once the symptom of drospy (edema) shows up to the point of scales sticking up it is usually fatal with 5-7 days more due to system failure and kidney shutting down. So if he has survived for 3 weeks I would say it is bacterial in nature-look for an antibiotic that covers/treats both gram negative and gram positive bacteria. The Epsom salt can be helpful for the symptom of dropsy (edema).
  9. Jimmysdad
    09-22-2010 11:47 AM - permalink
    It can't still be dropsy if he's had it about 3 weeks can it?
  10. Oldfishlady
    09-22-2010 11:23 AM - permalink
    I use Epsom salt 1tsp/gal up to 3tsp/gal (not aquarium salt) for no longer than 10 days along with daily 100% water changes
    I keep them in the Epsom salt 24/7 a treatment not a bath/dip
    I pre-mix my Epsom salt 1tsp/gal in a clean 1g jug to make dosage and water changes easier.

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