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  1. I euthanized him, he was looking like crap and unable to unbend himself when I went to check on him after my last post. Appreciate everyone help.
  2. I euthanized him, he was looking like crap and unable to unbend himself when I went to check on him after my last post. Appreciate everyone help.
  3. How long do I give him before I know it's not going to work? I know it was said 4 days for improvement, now slime coat is floating around the tank and he's the same, listless and pineconed.
  4. He ate another half of a pea and perked up a tiny bit. We went from laying on his back at the bottom of the tank to hanging out in headstands by his bubbles, floating up in his bubbles, and swimming straight for the first time in 2 days before going back to the bubbles. ( I took the peas out that he didn't eat) He's still pineconed and it takes him a couple of "spit outs" before he'll actually eat but he might be getting better?
  5. Sorry also wondering what to do with my filter cartridge and biowheel? I have it in a small container of old tank water with an air stone because my tank was cycled with it, no gravel/sand. Should I toss them and start over since there were parasites?
  6. I have a tetra whisper air pump and a bendable bubble wall. I just checked and there's nothing obvious to change the air flow, am wondering if I wrap sponge around the bubble wall? I have this: http://www.petco.com/shop/en/petcostore/tetra-whisper-aquarium-air-pump-for-20-gallon-aquariums and this: http://www.petsolutions.com/C/Aquarium-Air-Stones-Wands/I/Bendable-Bubble-Wall.aspx?CAWELAID=520009670000361688&CAGPSPN=pla&catargetid=520009670000082367&cadevice=c&gclid=CjwKEAiAwZO0BRDvxs_1w-qFnhkSJABo10ggTLsvkEnf7weNkN27Iw1Gw_GF7mPMFXPnTdqDv-cXEhoC7-zw_wcB
  7. I found triple sulfa at a store one county over, just got home and added it to the tank. I also blanched a pea and shelled, he ate 1/4 of it. I have the bubble wall coiled up into a corner and I had turned my filter off because between the two it was too powerful, ordered a sponge filter on Amazon. He goes over to the bubble wall and wedges himself against it and the tank wall or gets pushed/floats around becaue even the bubbles are strong for him. I know medications can drop my O2 levels, should I uncoil the bubble wall?
  8. Does anyone know of a place I can get those online with fast delivery? The LFS are all marine and only carry erythromycin and tetracycline and minocycline, I got paid today and have already been to Petco, Petsmart, Petsupermarket, Pet supplies plus, and I've already checked with all of the open LFS within the county. Also should I feed him a pea? This is day 4 since he hasn't eaten anything. He's still tracking me with his eyes. No changes so far.
  9. I've had them off since this started, should I offer him a pea? I fasted him two days in a row now. He's still floating upside down and very listless but he's tracking me with his eyes and swimming a small amount. I have the filter off and the bubble wand is curled into the corner but it's even pushing him around now. Pineconing is definitely obvious now but I've seen worse pictures on here also and he has a very thin thread-like poo this morning. What other anitbiotic do I need in regards to ingredients? The only way I can get anything sooner than Thursday (assuming the only LFS which is an hour away is open after I get out of work at 12) is if we carry it at work.
  10. Just an update, he's upside down again and right back to where we were this morning. How long do I give him for improvement before trying to save him becomes prolonged death? I hate watching him suffer like this.
  11. Added the epsom salt and 500mg of metronidazole, removed my filter cartridge because it has carbon component and he's still upright but bottom sitting and the pineconing got a tiny bit worse but not by that much.
  12. I have 250 mg of metronidazole remaining packet-wise. If it's safe- I have human/canine metro pills I can crush without prazi. I have 250mg tablets and I can get 500mg tablets rx'd from work. I have the equivalent of these: http://www.allivet.com/p-690-metronidazole-tablet-250-mg.aspx?gclid=Cj0KEQiA-4i0BRCaudDcrrnDi6kBEiQAZSh5f6IRpfiT1mk4Gklj1_y1mB0DzZMprd7lMUMlLaxWKUMaAvHw8P8HAQ
  13. I only have general cure until Thursday (payday) which has metro/prazi in it. Also I have epsom salt, can I add that in addition to Aq. salt? Also my ph has been wonky for a long time. I used to add 1 and 1/8ths tbsp baking soda to buffer but even that wasn't helping? I treated him for the bugs I found in my filter. see: http://www.kokosgoldfish.invisionzone.com/forum/index.php?/topic/123286-bah-humbug-butch-needs-help-and-i-need-a-new-tank/
  14. I've put him back in the main tank, which I also did a 100% WC on and salted 1tsp/gal any other suggestions?
  15. Pineconing or am I imagining things? He is able to hold himself upright now..
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