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kazaba

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  1. Thanks for your support Before I even started the water change, he was back to his normal self! I will fast him for a couple days, as you suggested.. it seems like maybe he was just super constipated! He was last treated for flukes about 2 years ago I'd say. What would you recommend I use for that?
  2. Test Results for the Following: I will need to get the kit out of storage--just moved and it's packed away * Ammonia Level(Tank) * Nitrite Level(Tank) * Nitrate level(Tank) * Ammonia Level(Tap) * Nitrite Level(Tap) * Nitrate level(Tap) * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API Freshwater Master Drop Kit * Water temperature? 67 F * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 40 gallon, 1 month (established filter media x2 years) * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? AC 110 * How often do you change the water and how much? Once every 2 weeks, 75% * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? One week, 75% * How many fish in the tank and their size? One, 6" * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime * What do you feed your fish and how often? Omega one pellets, algae wafers, and tubifex worm cubes. Fed sparingly, once or twice a day. * Any new fish added to the tank? No * Any medications added to the tank? No * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. This fish has only been exposed to CopperSafe which was used to eradicate Ick and flukes from the tank. It was used for approximately 2 weeks, and this was 2 years ago. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? A bit red at the tips of the tail fin. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Bottom sitting Merry Christmas everyone! It's been forever since I've visited Koko's, but unfortunately I woke up to a bottom sitting fish this morning I've had Sheba for 4 years, and he has never bottom sat (even when a tank is cycling), he's never actually even been sick. He's bottom sitting, his dorsal fin is not quite clamped, and there is a bunch of poo right next to him. I know it's not his normal poo, either.. Here are a couple pics. I'll get the test kit out of storage so I can look at the water parameters... I know that's very important to know, particularly in this situation. I'm going to do a large water change now, but thought I'd post here in case you guys have any further advice. Thank you!
  3. Sorry for your loss Seems like a lot of people lost pets yesterday...
  4. Thanks, Alex. I was hoping you'd see this. You've helped me many times with her, and my other fish. Thank you so much again for all you do here.
  5. Thanks so much for your kind words everyone, it really does help. Thank you. I'm so sorry to hear about Klaus, I hope he can pull through. It truly is so hard to watch them suffer. That's nice of you Thank you.
  6. Sadly, Maya passed away quietly this evening. She has always had such horrible buoyancy issues, and this time was just too stressful for her. Maya even began floating after eating blood worms or gel food. This last time, she floated for 5 days straight, and didn't have the strength to move after it passed. I've had her for 2 1/2 years. She was the most calm, graceful fish I've owned. I am glad that she's not suffering anymore. RIP, gentle girl.
  7. Hahaha I actually considered it, because that really is what it looked like...
  8. Just wanted to update this old thread so that it might be useful to others. Several months ago, I woke up one morning, turned on the tank light, and the growth was gone! It looked like it had just fallen right off. There was a small marking left on his tail in the area--more like residual tissue which had attached the growth to his fin. This also disappeared within a few weeks. His tail now looks completely normal, and there have been no re-occurrences. I am surprised that it didn't gradually shrink, then disappear. Perhaps someone more knowledgeable with fish diseases can explain this. It is still a mystery to me, but I'm glad it is finally gone.
  9. Thanks for your response! Funny thing is, as soon as I posted this, and went back to try again, it worked! I actually just went to go put a towel over the adapter, then it decided it would work instead. It literally was spraying galore until I reached for the towel. It's just so temperamental.. The water sprays from the same location on mine, too. Not between the faucet and the adapter, but between the two parts of the adapter itself. It's been doing this since I purchased it (almost 2 years ago). I will have to call them, and should have earlier. I have to get over this "fear" of contacting customer support... it's just getting ridiculous now .
  10. Hey guys. I know most of you use pythons for water changes, but does anyone have experience with the marina aqua vac? From the very start, this thing has been a pain. Where the hose connects to the faucet, water sprays out everywhere. It eventually stops and the water flows normally. This can take anywhere from 5-10 minutes. There is nothing that I do to make it stop, it just magically happens. This time, it's been almost 40 minutes and I can't get it to stop. I've tried disconnecting it from the faucet, disconnecting the adapter from the hose, turning the water off and on, helplessly repositioning the hose to try and not flood the kitchen... Has anyone ever had this problem? I don't know what to do, and I have to leave soon.
  11. You can find real gems at Petsmart if you keep an eye out! The location by me always takes very good care of their fish. My favorite (and largest) fish is from Petsmart. About 1 year later: That "after" picture was taken over a year ago, so he is even larger now. Although he was not one of the $30 "large" fish, you can see that the small fish also have potential! I say, if you find one you really can't be without, go for it! But don't forget to check out the little guys, too!
  12. Thanks for the ideas, everyone! I reintroduced him to the tank Monday night, and I didn't notice anything out of the ordinary with his fins until yesterday (Thursday). I do have prazi (I think it might be a bit old though...) and salt on hand. I just woke up and checked the tank... I might be crazy, but it seems like his fins are looking better. I really only want to medicate if it is completely necessary, especially after having JUST finished his MM course. His body is probably still trying to accumulate its normal beneficial bacterial population. I think I'll do a big water change today to make sure it's super clean, and keep an eye on him. If his fins continue to worsen, though, what would you recommend?
  13. Hi everyone, thanks for your comments! There is not any redness/cottony appearance to his fins. He was on the MetroMeds for 14 days as described above. Here are some pics, and I've tried to crop some in closely so you can see some detail. Sorry, they're the best I could get with the boyfriend's phone. As you can see from the pictures, it appears that his tail is "splitting" at the ends. There is also a pattern of blunt ends with tiny threads of fin still hanging off each blunt section. I've circled an example of this in one of the pictures above. I'm not sure if this is characteristic of a certain type of cause, but I'm hoping the description helps.
  14. * Ammonia Level (tank): 0 ppm * Nitrite Level (tank) 0 ppm * Nitrate level (Tank) 10 ppm * Ammonia Level (Tap): 0 ppm * Nitrite Level (Tap) 0 ppm * Nitrate level (Tap) 0 ppm * Ph Level, (Tank) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 8.2 * Ph Level, (Tap) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.6 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drops * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? two AC 110s * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime * Water temperature? 68 F * How often do you change the water and how much? once every other week, about 80% (I know it should be more often, busy with school! ) * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 3 days ago, 80% * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 75 gallons * How many fish in the tank and their size? 4 fish, ranging from 3 to 6 inches * What do you feed your fish and how often? currently feeding Jump Start once or twice a day, also Repashy soilent green * Any new fish added to the tank? no * Any medications added to the tank? not within the last year * List previous issues experienced (dropsy, SBD, etc.) he was just treated for the beginnings of dropsy, with a slight pineconing on his left side. he seems to have recovered quite well. his last day of MetroMeds was Sunday, and he was given the antibiotic for 14 days. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? his tail, and one of his pelvic fins have been noticeably deteriorating since his re-introduction to the main tank * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? no * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. He has been treated with MetroMeds twice (once for the dropsy as mentioned above, the other was a year ago, for a strange tail growth which has since fallen off on its own), he was also present in the main tank when I treated with coppersafe to eliminate ick on Raja and flukes (~1 1/2 years ago). * You can really help us to identify with the concern more accurately if you post some pictures and a short video. I noticed that when I added him back to the main tank that his tail was looking a little scruffy in a couple places, similar to the small damage you might see after a mating chase. I credited this to stress during his MetroMed treatment in QT, and hoped it would clear up in the main tank. However, today I have seen a very noticeable increase in the deterioration of his tail, and also of one of his pelvic fins. The deterioration is not yet alarming, but I have never seen this much fin damage in any of my fish before, so I am starting to think I should intervene. I did a large water change with thorough gravel siphoning before adding him back to the tank (80%) and also completely cleaned out one filter as well as rinsed the media in tank water. The other filter has had the same maintenance ~2 weeks ago. There should be no nasties in the tank at this point. What do you guys think?
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