Chicklette, as long as the strips aren't expired or the package hasn't gotten damp, they are fine for general readings. I use them. From the symptoms, it does sound like Jewel may have external parasites. You can safely treat her with 3 tsps of aquarium salt per gallon and increasing the heat to 86 F. Do a partial water change every day to suck out any parasites that fall off of her because of the salt.
I think Jewel might have external parasites. Sometimes she will rub up against the filter, she isn't interested (not like she last week) in food or bloodworm. She rests more often. Her colouring is the same as it always has been, she hasn't lost weight. I am reluctant to just go ahead and treat her, even with aq salt for fear that I'm treating her for the wrong thing. First, I am going to test her tank water. I use test strips. I know liquid test kits are more accurate, but I don't think I could afford one. There is only one petstore in my area, but since they don't sell fish, they only have a limited selection of fish products. The aquarium stores I deal with are 2 busses away.
Hi chicklette. Do you mean one gill cover is extended out more than the other one? So if you look at her from the top you can see her gill cover sticking out? Is she breathing and acting okay or does she seem like she might be in some distress?
Hi Sakura. While I was talking to Jewel this morning, I noticed that one of her cheeks is a fair bit larger than 5he other. I have never noticed this before. I am trying to get a picture of both her cheeks at the same time so I can post it, but Jewel just won't cooperate. I looked at the beta diseases section, but didn't find anything in there. I hope she's okay.
I don't know what's up but I can't get the link to work. Photobucket can't find you. If you send me a private message, you can send the link as is. It's only visitor messages that you can't send links (don't know why).
Hi chicklette. I tried the link (edited) but it didn't work. I also tried a search on Photobucket but that didn't work either. You can PM me the link and see if that works. I will say that ever since Photobucket switched to their new format, I've had loads of trouble with videos. :(
I started a library in photobucket, but I can't send you the link. It's Jinene_Veillette / library
? Page = 1 I added the spaces to try to send you the link.
Let me know what you think, although the videos didn't load property and I tried to add a caption for each picture but that wouldn't load either.