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Chrisosaurus Chrisosaurus
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  • Posted on: 27/12/2018 22:44
Re: Is this dropsy/swim bladder? #11
Yep, noticed my spelling mistake after submitting! Ah well, lets just leave it there!

Ammonia and nitrites are both 0 I think, not sure what my tap water Nitrate levels are, but the tank is probably 40-80ppm which is way too high.

Will feed the pea, do a water change and then maybe daily 20% water changes for a few days?

Thanks for your help!

Chris


Chrisosaurus Chrisosaurus
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  • Posted on: 27/12/2018 22:22
Re: Is this dropsy/swim bladder? #12
Thank you.

Is a frozen pee okay, or should I soak it in boiling water for a few minutes first?

I'm testing my water currently and I think the nitrates are quite high so will likely need to do a water change anyway.

Yes I have a spare 10 (maybe 15?) litre tank that I could set up, is it okay to use water from the current tank for this I imagine?

Thanks,
Chris


Chrisosaurus Chrisosaurus
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  • Posted on: 27/12/2018 21:46
Is this dropsy/swim bladder? #13
Hello,

I've noticed one of my Platys seems to be making a real effort to try and swim around.
She seems to still be interested in being fed

https://photos.app.goo.gl/a6o3EobFz6eoiGCr7

Hope sharing a Google photos link is ok! It's a short video of her swimming a bit.

Thanks,
Chris


Chrisosaurus Chrisosaurus
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  • Posted on: 14/11/2018 19:40
Re: Female Platy not eating and swimming aimlessly #14
Thanks.

I'll just wait until Sunday for my regular weekly water change before adding the snails back in!

Chris


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  • Posted on: 13/11/2018 19:44
Re: Female Platy not eating and swimming aimlessly #15
I had to go with euthanasia, she is currently sitting in a bowl now.

Think I left it too late to treat

Thanks for your advice though, how soon from now can I put the snails back in the tank?
I've still to dose for today - just as well completing the treatment for the others!

Thanks,
Chris


Chrisosaurus Chrisosaurus
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  • Posted on: 11/11/2018 12:39
Re: Female Platy not eating and swimming aimlessly #16
Thanks so much for your help, I've also removed the carbon pad from the filter, assuming this would have prevented the treatment from working properly.

Managed to get my snails into a separate 12L tank - just old tank water no filter or anything - shouldn't be an issue right? Have put a moss ball and the carbon pad into this tank too.

Have put the esha2000 in the water, nice green tinge to it now!

Will keep you updated.


Chrisosaurus Chrisosaurus
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  • Posted on: 10/11/2018 14:19
Re: Female Platy not eating and swimming aimlessly #17
Ok thanks. She is still swimming into plants just now, maybe another day or so will be fine!

I use Seachem Prime and LoveFish Filter Boost (soon to be using Seachem Stability in place of filter boost)


Chrisosaurus Chrisosaurus
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  • Posted on: 10/11/2018 8:44
Re: Female Platy not eating and swimming aimlessly #18
Got the esha2000 today, my regular water change is tomorrow, should I wait until after the water change before treating, or just start the dose now and continue the dosage as per instructions even after the water change? I couldn't see anything stating this in the information leaflet!


Chrisosaurus Chrisosaurus
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  • Posted on: 7/11/2018 21:14
Re: Female Platy not eating and swimming aimlessly #19
Also I'm thinking euthanasia might be on the cards very soon...

The instructions say to use clear grain alcohol such as Vodka...does it have to be Vodka? I've only got Whisky...

If it's best to use Vodka I will get some tomorrow

Chris


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  • Posted on: 7/11/2018 20:57
Re: Female Platy not eating and swimming aimlessly #20
Ok thanks, it's all Nerite snails that I've got, should I lid the tupperware and put holes in the lid?



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