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  1. AyalaCookiejar
    01-15-2013 05:45 PM - permalink
    AyalaCookiejar
    He was bloated and floating sideways but the epsoms helped him poo. It was balled up but normal colored... And he's never had normal poo, its always been balled up.
  2. AyalaCookiejar
    01-15-2013 05:40 PM - permalink
    AyalaCookiejar
    Sometimes he is resting his tail on a leaf or the gravel... But other times he's just floating at the top. He was constipated a few days ago but some Epsom salt cleared it right up. He's normally lethargic because he is not stimulated enough but he always reacts to water movement.
  3. AyalaCookiejar
    01-15-2013 05:34 PM - permalink
    AyalaCookiejar
    Hey, my blind CT has been doing something I find kind of strange lately... He's been sitting either at the top or the bottom... Almost completely virtically.. With his head upwards. Ummm... Do you have any idea why?
  4. LittleBlueFishlets
    01-11-2013 08:53 PM - permalink
    LittleBlueFishlets
    Thanks! I did a WC last night, and added 1/4 tsp Epsom salt and 1/4 tsp Aq salt to his 1 gal QT tank.... He started to have buoyancy issues. So at 1:30am, I did another full WC, and only used 1/2 tsp Epsom salt. At 3:30am, he was much happier, so I went to sleep. LOL....

    My local Petsmart only had Maracyn in stock. I picked it up, even though I read it's only effective for gram-positive bacteria (rather than gram-negative). Over the weekend, I'll try to find someplace that has Maracyn 2 or Furan 2 in stock. Or I'll order it online....

    The little guy was perkier today. He even attacked a pellet. Yay! (It's been a couple of days since he ate last.)

    Thanks for your help!
  5. LittleBlueFishlets
    01-10-2013 11:45 PM - permalink
    LittleBlueFishlets
    Hi Callistra, Is there any problem adding both 1/4 tsp Aq salt and 1/4 tsp Epsom salt (per gallon)? My guy floats sideways w/ just the Aq salt, and he hasn't pooped yesterday or today so he's probably constipated again. (He doesn't look bloated, at least.)

    Thanks for the meds advice! I'll pick up one of those three antibiotics tomorrow morning. It looks like Petsmart only carries Maracyn Plus, but that was on your list.

    Poor little guy.....
  6. SomethingWitty
    01-07-2013 01:34 PM - permalink
    SomethingWitty
    Murphy just passed. Could you please take a look at this link and tell me what I did wrong and why he passed?
    http: //www .bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=124952
    Thank you.
  7. SomethingWitty
    01-05-2013 06:28 PM - permalink
    SomethingWitty
    Thank you :)
  8. SomethingWitty
    01-05-2013 04:46 PM - permalink
    SomethingWitty
    Okay I've decided to go ahead and start him on the Maracyn while I wait for the Kanaplex to get
    here. I just bought the Epsom salt and I have a question. Since he is in a 5 gallon tank, do I put
    in 5tsp? Am I suppose to add it to his tank or get a quarantine tank? How often do I add it to his water? Do I change his water each time? I plan on doing two 100% water changes each week and possibly a couple 25% water changes.
  9. SomethingWitty
    01-05-2013 02:33 PM - permalink
    SomethingWitty
    Hey thank you again for all your help! I know one of the antibiotics you recommended was Maracyn Plus by Mardel, but all I could find was just Maracyn. Will this work as well, or should I just order Maracyn Plus from online?
  10. Prettyprada
    01-03-2013 11:55 AM - permalink
    Prettyprada
    Hi there! Just wanted to update you on Prada. Turns out nobody sells any type of antibiotics in store anymore, other than BettaFix, Melafix, or PrimaFix, and I know those won't do any good. I've called pet store upon pet store and even some aquarium stores in the area and NOTHING! :(
    Now I have to order online and wait for it to be shipped... Will it even work at this point, though? :/
    Prada is still alive. Hasn't eaten much of anything, though. The poor thing... I know he's upset and stressed out because he's been biting his tail so much. I find flakes of it on the tank floor.
    Thank you so much for your help, though! I'm doing everything in my power to try and save this little guy's life. But everybody says to not get "up in arms over a fish."

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