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Bear grylls and Louise Griffen not doing well

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I didn't check water parameters again. I would assume they are the same. Nitrate levels never rise that fast in my tank but I can certainly test for the sake of making sure.

I didn't feed them today but when I turned the light on for a second they acted as if I was going to feed them. There was some stirring in their behavior which is a good sign at least

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good to see they're hungry :) lets hope with stable water conditions and added air flow they will recover in time :)

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Yes, definitely feed them, and sparingly.

I understand that you don't want to handle the fish to examine the gills. There are couple of other things that we could try to check, and that's looking at poop, and to feel the belly.

Hang in there!

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Yes thank you. I just feel i am too spastic to touch them and it might stress them more than help.

He is big enough where I can see inside his gills a little bit. He is breathing heavy... At the same time I don't really know where the spot I should be looking is.

His labored breathing appears to be getting shallower. As if its getting better. He is not bottom sitting either. He is hovering lower level of the tank.

The pearl scale is just bottom sitting still. Not breathing heavy.

Hopefully the salt works and we can move on from this

Ps. His gills look pink

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How long has it been since you treated with PraziPro? :idont

I certainly don't think it would hurt if it hasn't been done in the past 3-6 months or so.

Did you say you had MetroMeds available if we should suspect a secondary bacterial infection once the PraziPro is started? Not saying we will need it, just good to have on hand.

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I don't remember the last time they got prazi but it was def longer than 6 months and close to a year.

Metro meds are on hand also. I'm going to check on them this morning to see any progress

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Both are a little more active today. The pearl is not bottom sitting she was hovering mid tank near a fake plant.

The ranchu is slowly swimming around but still breathing heavily

Both are a little more active today. The pearl is not bottom sitting she was hovering mid tank near a fake plant.

The ranchu is slowly swimming around but still breathing heavily

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That sounds like they're starting to feel better :) keep an eye on your water and we'll get through this soon :)

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if you noticed darting, I would go ahead and treat with prazi.. it's very mild and we often use it hand in hand with salting :)

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I put the prazi pro in this morning.

I also have something in a bottle called metro +.

The bottle is the same company that makes prazi pro

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Don't use the MMs or Metro +. Just give us daily, or more often if you'd like, updates on how they are doing--behavior, eating, etc and we will go from there.

Do you know where to find our typical Prazi treatment schedule? :idont

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Here is a link to Prazi scheduling.

http://www.kokosgoldfish.invisionzone.com/forum/index.php?/topic/105076-schedules-for-the-treatment-of-flukes-etc-using-praziquantel/

I would let a mod chime in on if there is a preferred duration, but this is a start. I do the 5 day rounds but there may be some reason I am not aware of to do the 7 day rounds.

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These guys are still kickin. No big noticeable progress at this point

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As long as they are not getting worse, and are moving around and eating :) I would continue what your doing for now, hopefully they will start feeling better soon :)

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Unfortunately I was wrong. It looks like the pearl scale is gettin worse. She is weak and looks to be near death.

I've seen her like this before when I first got her during QT so I know she's a fighter. I had to seperate her using a tank divider

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Pearl scale didnt make it. Very frustrated because everything was going well for a year now

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I'm sorry to hear that midnight :( :rip

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I am so sorry to just be reading your post on your two fish. I am deeply sorry your pearlscale didn't make it. I hope your other fish will be okay. This must be very sad for you. :hug

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I'm so sorry, Daniel. This is through no fault of your own. :(

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So Sorry you lost her :( How's the other guy doing today??

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Thank you. The ranchu bear Grylls is doing ok. He's still irritated but shows no other signs other than breathing heavy. He is active, scales look ok etc...

Louise had signs of dropsy before she died. It was strange because originally she looked to be in better shape than bear. But I guess that was not the case.

I was about to give up on goldfish but a local friend is helping me out to keep bear alive and is restoring hope into my hobby of goldfish.

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I'm so sorry :(

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