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post #11 of 27 Old 11-09-2008, 10:40 AM
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Yuck...if it were columnaris you'd usually see white fluffy spots on him too. Perhaps it was just the stress of being moved so many times? I'd still PM Coryologist as I'm just guessing here.

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post #12 of 27 Old 11-09-2008, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
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How do I pm Coryologist?

I think that Petco is breeding superbugs or new types of devastating diseases! Arrg...I am NEVER going there again!!!
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post #13 of 27 Old 11-09-2008, 03:55 PM
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hay kim.
i wonder if the plant ferts are cousing more problems for you with the algae.
perhaps a thread in the plant section might help you .
sending a PM(privert message is easy.
find the member you want to message,place your cursor over their name
you'll get a little list come up of options,click on the send a privert message,it will open up another page for you,that looks like
when you write a reply message,write what you need to say
then click on the send button.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #14 of 27 Old 11-09-2008, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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Nitrates are 5.

Thanks Willow. Will do.
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post #15 of 27 Old 11-10-2008, 02:55 PM Thread Starter
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Here's an update:

This is the third day since I noticed the extensive damage to his mouth, and while it hasn't gotten worse as far as I can tell, it hasn't gotten better either. It is still bloody and severely misshapen. I still don't think that he can eat, and he is still in obvious pain. I did pm coryologist and I am waiting to see if I get a response. I am thinking I may have to put him down because I'm pretty sure that his mouth will not ever be the same, and I don't even know what this illness is, let alone how to treat it. The poor little guy just has no quality of life left. I have been reading on how to humanely euthanize a fish, but I don't have access to clove oil. The thing with the almost frozen water, is this an acceptable method that will let him die peacefully should there be nothing that I can do for him? Thank you.
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post #16 of 27 Old 11-11-2008, 12:17 PM
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i don't think the frozen water is an option really. :(
please don't think me rude in asking............ whay can't you get the clove oil ?

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
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post #17 of 27 Old 11-11-2008, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
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Well, if I beg on my hands and knees for a drive I may be able to. Honestly, don't get me wrong, my main concern is that he die peacefully. I love all of my little fish and I would never want one to suffer unnecessarily. So, this is the best way? Where would I get said clove oil? Thanks.
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post #18 of 27 Old 11-11-2008, 03:54 PM
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If the answer to the following qns are negative, then i'd wait a while. He might recover.
Does it look as if his anal and dorsal fin are melting? Did he lose scales or is his pattern fading drastically? Red spots on gills?

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post #19 of 27 Old 11-11-2008, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
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His fins and body are fine. His gills have been a little reddish though. Yes, I was not going to euthanize him right away, just if he looked to be slowly starving to death, as he does not seem to be able to eat. Right now I am just really hoping that it is nothing contageous. Once I get my QT tank I will probably put him in it because I feel that he may be able to eat better in a bare bottom tank. Thanks everyone for all your advice.
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post #20 of 27 Old 11-12-2008, 02:39 PM
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actually cories tend to do better in a tank with some gravel. I got this from a friend who breeds them. putting him out of the tank will cause him more stress

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