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  1. hope your doing ok

  2. where are you??

  3. Miss you around Jen. Hope alls going well for you hun.

  4. I love your tanks, their fantastic!

  5. You have the most beautiful tanks!

  6. That's the right dosage and I would include the epsom asap - as long as you don't have salt in the tank
  7. Let's just give him the benefit of the doubt and leave it at that... If it is indeed true then kudos and if not, he does nobody but himself a disservice...
  8. An hour? It takes me a good day before I'll let the evil thought of dishes enter my head HR - If you're able to dig out 356 gallons in a few short hours then you must be hiding a blue suit and red cape under your clothes. That's mighty fast!
  9. I'm so sorry NFM - I know what you're going through and it really is just so heartbreaking Elizabeth
  10. Carol and I had the same idea - i pm'd you about trying the pea with an epsom. It could be extreme constipation which if left untreated can make a fish appear to be at death's door. Is she still eating? What's the current temp of your tank?
  11. Never mind - most intelligent people are adept at soaking up useful information so boredom is never an issue with them ....
  12. I just wanted to jump in with the possibility of another scenario so will ask a couple of questions if I may? This sounds eerily familiar to my large female tele who became eggbound. She started to float at a strange angle and then she ended up resting on the bottom of the tank - listing to the side. Some other things that gave away her condition were: - (the most telling) increased breathing. As she would rest, her mouth continually opened and closed due to the added pressure on her heart - her belly became a little distended but as she was a big fish with an already round belly, the difference was hard to spot - she became constipated If it is eggbinding - and this is a big if, then Furan 2 and a salt dip would help her - especially the salt dip. I have a butterfly tele who responds well to salt dips and on the whole, releases eggs shortly thereafter... but i'm usually forced to hold her belly in my hand so she starts to wriggle. The one time I came close to losing her, I took the next (risky) step and put gentle pressure on her abdomen until a white(ish) fluid was expelled from her port followed seconds later by the eggs that were killing her. Have you noticed any change in her belly? Any heavy breathing?
  13. Hi helicopter and My first suggestion would be to do one massive waterchange (ie. 70%) to get those nitrates in a nice healthy range... Also, is your pH stable at 6.4? Would you be able to test the pH out of your tap water and post the number? 6.4 if stable is borderline but if it drops any lower, could lead to pH crash but won't go into that until you reply With the protrusion - does it look like a pimple growing from under the scale? How long has it been there? I think the first thing that'll help with the fin rot is water quality - nitrates of 80ppm is considered quite high so getting them to <20ppm will be a good place to start and if you can post back on your pH and the growth, it'll help understand what the problem may be. PS. Is there any way you can post a clear pic?
  14. Hi Julie How's the water quality? Still excellent? Melafix will help with surface abrasions etc but does little for any internal bacterial infection so with that said, try to keep the water excellent and as a suggestion, you can salt to 0.1% (1tsp per gallon). Would you be able to describe the finrot in more detail? Is there a powdery coating around the edges of the fins? Or are they split? Any redness? Fin rot can be caused by several things however its appearance can usually give a good indication of the underlying cause. How far is it progressing? And how quickly?