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Arctic Mama

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    Old enough to know better!
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    Land of the Buckeyes
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    Madame Google, many moons ago...
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    More than I planned thanks to Cincy Ranchu!

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  1. Hi Martin! Why don’t you repost this over in the disease section with some pictures of your specific fish and system, along with filling out the form below? It will make it much easier for me to find this thread and help you Test Results for the Following: * 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? * Water temperature? * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? * How often do you change the water and how much? * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? * How many fish in the tank and their size? * What kind of water additives or conditioners? * What do you feed your fish and how often? * Any new fish added to the tank? * Any medications added to the tank? * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.?
  2. Don’t know, that’s the question. I’m not due until mid April but they will pretty much be awarding medals and then inducing me if I make it to mid March. It’s just more blood pressure drama but it hasn’t slipped into pre eclampsia, which is the worry. But whenever I get over my call in blood pressure numbers I have to go in and my dose doesn’t seem to be controlling it as well as we’d like right now.
  3. Back in the bleeping hospital on Christmas Day. This pregnancy is so hard 😞
  4. Honestly? It’s like humans - old man with benign tumor. Funky things grow as we age, even in animals. There isn’t a treatment for it aside for surgical excision, if you’re interested we have several members who have done that before and a few YouTubes of it from @Helen and @mjfromga.
  5. You can take a picture - we need to see the overall setup, gravel depth, filter, etc. filling this form out will also help us immensely, as will well lit pictures of the fish in question. Test Results for the Following: * 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? * Water temperature? * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? * How often do you change the water and how much? * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? * How many fish in the tank and their size? * What kind of water additives or conditioners? * What do you feed your fish and how often? * Any new fish added to the tank? * Any medications added to the tank? * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.?
  6. Okay, gotcha, so that was two days ago-ish? Can you send us some pictures of the fish? We also need an examination of the fish’s mouth, preferably with a picture or two. Does the throat look distended or jaw partially hinged open?
  7. So wait. Is this gravel a new addition or five years ago addition? I’m confused on the timeline, and we can’t really help much with a something that happened so long who because we can’t actively change parameters and test out theories of what may have happened.
  8. Agreed, this sounds like a water chemistry or temperature issue, if you can give us more details and some pictures of the animals in question we may be able to troubleshoot more effectively.
  9. Back in the hospital again for some weird redness and swelling in my ankles. Sigh.
  10. Oof. That’s not a great sign with the petechia and I can see the bloody spot much better. This fish either got the snot bashed out of it in shipping or it had other underlying infections percolating and shipping just made the physical condition worse. Helen should be able to help more with whether treatment is advised but pearlies tend to not bounce back well, and a replacement fish may be a better choice.
  11. They’re at home, my husband had to drive me to the hospital. Fortunately we have some family who came into town this afternoon for an unrelated visit so they can help a bit. I’m stuck here overnight and into the morning now, but we don’t know how much longer after then. To be decided by the specialists, apparently.
  12. Yeah, it’s just a tough pregnancy. But my protein isn’t over the line for pre eclampsia yet and that’s good news, plus he is moving around and doing well. We are just trying to control my symptoms at this point.
  13. Ugh koko that stinks! The cold made the rounds here the last two weeks from the preschool, too. It’s going around and the strain is a long and aggressive one. Stay healthy!
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