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Chrisosaurus Chrisosaurus
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  • Posted on: 3/2 20:24
What type of algae is growing on my plants #1
Hi, can someone help identify the type of algae in these 2 photos please, it is on most of my plants and I plan to replace all of them soon anyway and hope it doesn't grow back on the new ones!

https://photos.app.goo.gl/oU4tBboueB8FJjum9

My tank is a Juwel Lido 120 and I have tried using the Phorax over the course of a month but didn't seem to help this at all; I read phosphates cause algae.

Thanks,
Chris


Chrisosaurus Chrisosaurus
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  • Posted on: 11/1 18:55
Re: Is this dropsy/swim bladder? #2
Ok update.

She's still in hospital tank.

Swims fine when she comes to eat stuff (still eating bloodworms and occasional fish flake) but just seems to chill on bottom.
Anything else I can do for her or just wait and see?

Chris


Chrisosaurus Chrisosaurus
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  • Posted on: 3/1 16:58
Re: Is this dropsy/swim bladder? #3
Yes some poop but not a lot, should I re-treat with Esha or shall that do it?

How often should I feed her peas? Twice a day except the day she gets bloodworms?

From what I can tell all the fins function normally, she just seems to chill at the bottom of the tank, often right next to/behind the heater.


Chrisosaurus Chrisosaurus
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  • Posted on: 2/1 17:49
Re: Is this dropsy/swim bladder? #4
Ok so treated with Esha but still no difference in her swimming.

She rests on the bottom of the hospital tank and flaps her tail fin.
Still swimming along the bottom, occasionally to the top of the tank but then sinks back down again.

She does still eat, was munching on bits of pea earlier on and eats the bloodworms that I put in...

Any other suggestions on what to try

Chris


Chrisosaurus Chrisosaurus
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  • Posted on: 29/12 13:48
Re: Is this dropsy/swim bladder? #5
Have popped some peas in Sacred Carp (hospital tank) to see if she eats away at them and will check in a few hours to remove them if not.

I've also noticed her tummy/butt seems to be red and I don't recall it ever being red/deep orange before. Her spinal fin (dorsal?) also seems to be a bit rugged...

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Chrisosaurus Chrisosaurus
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  • Posted on: 28/12 23:30
Re: Is this dropsy/swim bladder? #6
I just moved her straight over, she's still alive and survived the trip. Has eaten some bloodworms from the tweezers tonight so hopefully a good sign.

Should I treat with Esha2000?


Chrisosaurus Chrisosaurus
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  • Posted on: 28/12 18:48
Re: Is this dropsy/swim bladder? #7
Okay I know she's alive, she was around the front of the tank a while ago.
I've got the wee tank on now to warm up and cycle quickly (have cut some of the filter media from the big tank filter to put in the wee one) so will move her over later.
Is it better to still put her in a wee baggy first or can I just plonk her straight into the new tank?

Also is it okay to feed only bloodworms once daily for now and if I have some peas in the tank it'd be better to remove them after a few hours if they're uneaten?


Chrisosaurus Chrisosaurus
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  • Posted on: 28/12 18:01
Re: Is this dropsy/swim bladder? #8
Ok so plus side, nitrates are much lower but will continue to do water changes more regularly.

Downside, I can't find her anywhere lol...maybe won't need to set the hospital tank up.

Will look for her during water change.


Chrisosaurus Chrisosaurus
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  • Posted on: 28/12 16:22
Re: Is this dropsy/swim bladder? #9
Ok will do that, thank you.

Will stop feeding dried food and focus on the peas, I assume I should remove them after a certain amount of time?

I've got frozen Bloodworms which they all love, is it okay to feed them that daily as I thought it wasn't good for them to have nothing but!

I'll update later once I'm home, I'll be stopping off by local store to get a heater for the hospital tank.

Thanks!


Chrisosaurus Chrisosaurus
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  • Posted on: 27/12 22:51
Re: Is this dropsy/swim bladder? #10
she's not interested in the pea, however she did swim to the top when I opened the lid so probably expecting food.

I'll do the water change anyway



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