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  1. Sakura8
    03-29-2012 10:09 PM - permalink
    Walgreen's might. You can certainly try. Trader Joes, enh, not so likely. I'd Fedex you mine but I think he might pass before it got there.

    Yeah, it doesn't seem fair that fish kept in poor conditions seem to live but the ones we try the hardest with die. :(
  2. Sakura8
    03-29-2012 08:56 PM - permalink
    Yeah, nonfish people don't get it.

    I got mine at a natural foods co-op. Some kind of grocery store with a big natural foods department might have it. If it helps any, fish don't feel pain the same way we do so he isn't suffering quite like we would.
  3. Sakura8
    03-29-2012 08:07 PM - permalink
    The only way I can think of to ensure the filter cartridge is sterile is to rinse it in non-dechlorinated water. Unfortunately, that kills off all the good bacteria too so you might as well get a new cartridge to be on the safe side.

    Silverfang is having a hard time with her sorority right now. Several of her girls are sick. :(
  4. Sakura8
    03-29-2012 07:56 PM - permalink
    Yeah. Her girl Lapis is really sick. Lapis has fought off a lot of infections in the last few weeks and I guess her poor system is giving out.
  5. Sakura8
    03-29-2012 07:39 PM - permalink
    I'll PM you something. I just sent it to Silverfang too.
  6. Sakura8
    03-29-2012 07:31 PM - permalink
    Some grocery stores carry it, maybe a drug store. It's used for toothaches. Possibly a health store.

    Usually if they're pineconing, it's advanced stages. :( Poor Kei. I'm sorry.

    If you rinse your plants in non-dechlorinated water, that should take care of the anubias. After you bleach the tank, be sure to rinse it until you no longer smell bleach. Then when you fill it up again, use extra dechlorinator.
  7. Sakura8
    03-29-2012 07:04 PM - permalink
    Do you have clove oil for euthanization? Otherwise, your only other options are to find a friendly veterinarian who will do it or to do it the hard way. Which would be hit him on the head with a rock and then quickly decapitate him. :( It's the fastest most humane method but the hardest to do.

    If he looks that bad, there's a good chance, he'll go on his own within the next day or two. :(
  8. Sakura8
    03-29-2012 10:43 AM - permalink
    10 gallon, hood, uses fluorescent light bulbs (the long kind). If it's gonna be a shrimp tank, you might want to get an airpump and a sponge filter. I'll still throw in the Penguin 50 'cause backup filters are great but I'd worry about the shrimp getting sucked into it 'cause it's a pretty powerful filter. II also have a magazine withh a great article about nano shrimp tanks that Ive been meaning to get to you somehow. How's Kei?
  9. Sakura8
    03-26-2012 09:21 PM - permalink
    Have you tried using a clear plastic cup? Otherwise, I usually use my hands and pin the fish up at the top in a corner. Another way, although this is probably a pain for you since you just did a water change, is to drain the water until it's really low and then catch them.
  10. Sakura8
    03-26-2012 07:38 PM - permalink
    Can you put Kei in some epsom salt, 1 tsp per gallon? He sounds like he's got an internal bacterial infection but if you have time, you may want to check your nitrite and nitrate level because it could be too high. A partial water change might help.

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    I live in Ca. I absolutely love animals. I enjoy the outdoors,
    Fremont, CA
    Snowboarding, fish keeping, school, Minecraft
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