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Nikki Nikki
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  • Posted on: 5/8/2013 13:01
Re: puffer with red tail #1
That's what I thought. Will wait and see what happens.

Testing kit is in date and seems to all be OK, strange!

Thanks for your help


Nikki Nikki
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  • Posted on: 5/8/2013 11:55
Re: puffer with red tail #2
Its the nutrafin testing kit. Is this one reliable? Its the one I have always used.

Weirdly the redness has disappeared this morning and it's swimming round happily! Managed to get the temp down in the tank, wondering if the sudden increase had any thing to do with it?

What should I do, monitor or still treat in case it's bacterial?

Thanks!


Nikki Nikki
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  • Posted on: 4/8/2013 22:59
Re: puffer with red tail #3
Hi,

Rena cube 100 litre.

2 colomesus
1 bristlenose plec

pH 7.5
Ammonia 0
NitrATe 0
NitrIte 0

Don't have a GH test...

Water changes usually every week.

I did a water change on Thursday and changed 3 of the bio stars, never had probs after changing before.

Thank you.


Nikki Nikki
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  • Posted on: 4/8/2013 22:05
puffer with red tail #4
Hi one of my puffers (colomesus) has suddenly developed a red tail. Am I right that this is usually related to bacterial infections? I have checked water and no nitrite or ammonia. Only changed the water a few days ago. Swimming around happily just the red tail.
The temperature of the water was a little high, must be from the warmth in the room as its been hot. Could this have caused it?
I also have another one in the tank who is fine, and a bristlenose plec who seems fine too. 100 litre tank.

I have esha 2000. Should I use this? Or any other suggestions?

Thanks!


Nikki Nikki
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  • Posted on: 20/6/2013 19:20
Re: shubunkin not better #5
I have no idea!!! How would I know?

Its no better...but still moving around lying on its side.


Nikki Nikki
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  • Posted on: 5/6/2013 12:50
Re: shubunkin not better #6
Oh OK thank you will read up and give that a try. I am surprised he is still alive and moving around down the bottom, he can't be eating!


Nikki Nikki
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  • Posted on: 5/6/2013 12:13
Re: shubunkin not better #7
OK thank you I will give that a go.

Where do you get Epsom salts from? Will my LFS sell it? I will need to get a small tank from somewhere...


Nikki Nikki
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  • Posted on: 5/6/2013 10:54
shubunkin not better #8
Hi all,

I posted on the emergency board a few weeks ago about my 5 yr old shubunkin who is lying at the bottom of the pond and cannot swim. I have done many many water changes, used esha 2000 for 3 days and still he is no better. The water is all normal now, no ammonia, nitrite or nitrate and pH is 7.5.

He is very bloated. Is there anything else I can try or do I need to put him out of his misery? Don't want him to suffer but don't want to give up without trying everything I can first.

Thank you.


Nikki Nikki
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  • Posted on: 21/5/2013 23:17
Re: Shubunkin with swimbladder?? #9
Thanks so much, did another big water change and added the Esha I had. Will see what happens tomorrow.

Fingers crossed!


Nikki Nikki
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  • Posted on: 21/5/2013 16:48
Re: Shubunkin with swimbladder?? #10
That's what I thought, then can I risk adding the esha tomorrow or will it not work...don't know what's best to do as I'm waiting to prime tgo arrive to still using the fresh start (sorry!)



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