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post #31 of 41 Old 07-07-2013, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
[QUOTE=jaysee;2486130]Agreed - there is only one good number and that's 0 (for ammonia and nitrite)
Ammonia and nitrate and nitrite are all at 0
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post #32 of 41 Old 07-08-2013, 02:06 AM Thread Starter
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what are your current water conditions? as in most recent test readings? Ammonia, nitrite, nitrate? Anything else about your tank look off? Even the smallest detail..? Also what temp is the water and how often are your water changes + what % change have you been doing ?
Ok ammonia nitrate and nitrite are all at 0 hardness and alkalinity are 300 and ph is 8.5
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post #33 of 41 Old 07-08-2013, 02:32 AM
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Ok guys everything seemed to be ok but now my only bala has a swollen eye? Not sure what this means and starting to worry
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I came across some info that said a fish with a swollen eye is usually suffering from a bacterial infection. They will be best treated the penicillin, erythomycin or amoxicillin. Thought about ur fish when i read it and passing it on

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post #34 of 41 Old 07-08-2013, 02:40 AM Thread Starter
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I came across some info that said a fish with a swollen eye is usually suffering from a bacterial infection. They will be best treated the penicillin, erythomycin or amoxicillin. Thought about ur fish when i read it and passing it on
Thank you for thinking bout me , and is it just the human stuff?how would administer it?
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post #35 of 41 Old 07-08-2013, 02:52 AM
Nah u get it at the fish store. They sell it with the ich treatments and what not. Just use as the directions state on the bottle and make sure u remove the carbon filter

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post #36 of 41 Old 07-08-2013, 02:58 AM Thread Starter
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Nah u get it at the fish store. They sell it with the ich treatments and what not. Just use as the directions state on the bottle and make sure u remove the carbon filter
Oh ok I looked at a bunch of stuff today didnt see anything like that but ill look again. The bala is looking much better today eye is almost normal
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post #37 of 41 Old 07-08-2013, 03:03 AM
Well thats good. Im sure they will have it at ur lfs or even petsmart/petco. Just tell then u need n antibiotic for ur fish

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post #38 of 41 Old 07-08-2013, 09:20 AM Thread Starter
All I have here is petco and pet smart I don't actually have a lfs
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post #39 of 41 Old 07-08-2013, 09:56 AM
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The Balas eye is getting better? If so I'd be hesitant to treat but I'd wait for someone else to confirm.
Also what test are you using? It sounds a little like test strips and if thats the case you'll need to get something else. Those can be highly innaccurate and ammonia needs to be tested. Get a liquid test kit for more accurate results.
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post #40 of 41 Old 07-08-2013, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
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The Balas eye is getting better? If so I'd be hesitant to treat but I'd wait for someone else to confirm.
Also what test are you using? It sounds a little like test strips and if thats the case you'll need to get something else. Those can be highly innaccurate and ammonia needs to be tested. Get a liquid test kit for more accurate results.
. Yes the balas eye is almost back to normal, and ya I am using test strips I have tested the ammonia it's at 0
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