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Old 05-22-2011, 08:47 AM   #21
 
soap is a big nononononononononono no matter how you rinse I wouldn't risk it... It;s just another variable that adds to the mystery list.
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Old 05-22-2011, 09:06 AM   #22
 
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soap is a big nononononononononono no matter how you rinse I wouldn't risk it... It;s just another variable that adds to the mystery list.

I have to disagree with the soap thing. Don't we all wash with soap at some point? I use soap to get lotion off my hands, because I'm a lotion addict, but do rinse completely and I've not had problems. I think if your using a mild soap and nothing toxic that would stay on your skin, you're fine. My 2 cents on that for what it's worth

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Old 05-22-2011, 09:13 AM   #23
 
I never wash my hands....... during a water change or fish stuff and I do the fish stuff in the morning on weekends and then shower
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Old 05-22-2011, 09:35 AM   #24
 
Surely you aren't suggesting that the soap wears off or somehow disappears during the course of the day? What is your rule about how long it takes for the soap to wear off or disappear...or evaporate? For example, you have used the bathroom in the middle of the day and (I certainly hope) used soap and water to wash up. How long before you feel comfortable sticking your hands in the tank? It sounds like you are waiting a period of time and then, without removing the environmental contaminants that you've gathered from touching money, doorknobs, other people (who may have used lotion), pets, etc., put your hands directly into your tank? Please clarify.

BTW, 48 hours since I've added the airstone and lowered the level in my tank and no more dead fish.
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Old 05-22-2011, 10:52 AM   #25
 
Sounds like possible Columnaris. I had this with fish having various symptoms but all dieing. Treated with Maracin 2 and no more deaths. also used aquaruim salt.
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Old 05-22-2011, 04:03 PM   #26
 
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Sounds like possible Columnaris. I had this with fish having various symptoms but all dieing. Treated with Maracin 2 and no more deaths. also used aquaruim salt.
I suspected Columnaris too, but this doesn't look like any of the pictures I've seen on the 'net. The strange thing is that the gills are red (I THINK redder than normal) and then there is a silvery spot on the gill covers that is uniform on both sides. It's not growing and the fish is in no distress. I am checking it every couple of hours but there has been no change. I'm wondering if this is just normal for this fish and I just never looked closely enough to notice it?

2.5 days with no deaths.
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Old 05-22-2011, 04:16 PM   #27
 
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Surely you aren't suggesting that the soap wears off or somehow disappears during the course of the day? What is your rule about how long it takes for the soap to wear off or disappear...or evaporate? For example, you have used the bathroom in the middle of the day and (I certainly hope) used soap and water to wash up. How long before you feel comfortable sticking your hands in the tank? It sounds like you are waiting a period of time and then, without removing the environmental contaminants that you've gathered from touching money, doorknobs, other people (who may have used lotion), pets, etc., put your hands directly into your tank? Please clarify.

BTW, 48 hours since I've added the airstone and lowered the level in my tank and no more dead fish.
Doesn't it also say on this site to wash and rinse hands throughly before and after touching anything in the tank?
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Old 05-22-2011, 10:16 PM   #28
 
yes but not soap rinse
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