05-11-2009, 06:48 AM
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Can't help with medications,some affect the water in different ways, but I would as mentioned,follow the directions closely . I have also seen fish improve with water quality improvement. Were it me,(and it ain't) I might try small 10 percent water changes every other day for a week and observe the fish . If no improvement is noted,then you can always try the antibiotic available to you. Or perhaps you could consult vetrinarian for help. Do try and use gravel vaccum once a week to remove any uneaten food or poop that may collect on the bottom for this will cause water quality issues. Try feeding the fish once a day and only what you actually see the fish eat in a minute or two. This will require feeding a small amount at a time and waiting to see that it's eaten before offering more. DrsFosterSmith.com might be able to ship overseas but I am not clear on regulations for shipping such things as medications. Prolly best to call a vet who might be able to recommend proper medication. In any event, hopefully the fish will recover and regular WEEKLY 25 percent water changes along with vaccuming the gravel will prevent further problems. PS I have two severums, a green and a gold such as yours and am purchasing a red faced specimen today if fish store hasn't sold it already. The severums I am caring for get a wide variety of foods with emphasis on vegeatable matter such as Romain lettuce,Spirulina flake, and or spinach leaves. Also fed them Cichlid foods that are high in protein along with frozen chpped krill or blood worms once or twice a week. Also a good cichlid pellet food. Ocean Nutrition makes a very good food for cichlids. If you tanks temp is much above 78 degrees I might slowly lower it over a few days to 74 or 75 degrees. This will hopefully slow down the bacteria. I would not move the fish from the tank it is in as this could further stress the fish. Do try the water changes for medications will be more effective and helpful if water quality is maintained. Good Luck.