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post #11 of 19 Old 03-14-2007, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
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Well the little fella didn't make it he died yesterday morning ..

Dangit i hate when things go wrong when you try to the best you can do..
Now the other one that was acting like him is getting worse it seems and it to has a very thin hair looking string hanging out of his rear.And he to is not eating very well i fear he is going to suffer the same fate as the other one did.

The lfs replaced him cause he died before the 2 week guarantee ran out.So i did get another ram and it appears to be doing good so far.Its full grown and quite a bit bigger but i think its a female.
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post #12 of 19 Old 03-14-2007, 09:30 PM
im sorry to hear that, i hope the other one will be alright. Ive been treating my rams with metrondinazole and focus (focus helps the metrondinazole work better) and they both seem a bit healthier, I had a website talking about diseases, let me give it to you.

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post #13 of 19 Old 03-14-2007, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks musho.. I am going to do alot of reading on it to try to learn all i can so maybe in the future i can better target the problem more quickly..
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post #14 of 19 Old 03-14-2007, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
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as soon as i get the chance to find it i am going to get some Parasite Clear Tank Buddies....( Active ingredients: praziquantel; N-[[(N-Chlorophenyl)amino]carbon 1]-2,6-difluorobenzamide; metronidazole; acriflavine.) it treats internal and external parasites and claims to not harm the biological filtration...I hope it works and hopefully before i loose another ram..
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as soon as i get the chance to find it i am going to get some Parasite Clear Tank Buddies....( Active ingredients: praziquantel; N-[[(N-Chlorophenyl)amino]carbon 1]-2,6-difluorobenzamide; metronidazole; acriflavine.) it treats internal and external parasites and claims to not harm the biological filtration...I hope it works and hopefully before i loose another ram..
you can only treat internal if you can get the medication inside the body, using a product that is meant to be mixed with food helps
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post #16 of 19 Old 03-15-2007, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
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oh my...I can't believe this, i lost the other one today from obviously the same sickness.He was doing the exact same thing as the first one that died.None of the other fish in the tank are behaving like that they all seem fine other then flicking off stuff and i am going to treat that soon as i can get to the pet shop to get some meds.

With the very rapid gill movement could it be gill flukes or some other gill disease? I need to figure this out some how....the other 3 rams i have left are acting fine so far..
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post #17 of 19 Old 03-15-2007, 11:07 PM
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There are lots of diseases associated with rapid gill movements. If it were gill flukes, were the rams scratching their gill lids frequently? Were they gasping on the surface? Were the gill lids open or closed?

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I didn't see them scratching but i seen one of the ones i have left flashing against the gravel a couple of times earlier tonite.They werent gasping at the surface they just sit on the bottom isolated most of the time to them selves.
Would not eat at all and very rapid gill movement, at least 2 times per second of gill movement, the gill movement was so sever that it moved there whole body from side to side.The lids were not held open they only opened when they exhailed..The dorsal fins and caudel fins were mostly clamped and the other side fins were fanning as they breathed..Both of the ones that died had a very thin looking clear string from there rear.But on the second one that died the hair thing didn't stay there the whole time he was sick i only seen it for a short period and then it was gone.It was about 1 inch long.
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post #19 of 19 Old 03-15-2007, 11:50 PM
im sorry about your loss, i hope your new ones will be alright, i might have to get new ones :(
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