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pappy-fish81
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Re: Claymore.
« Reply #90 on: November 11, 2010, 01:46:06 AM »

Q: how do you feed goldfish with the algae/vegetable disc? Huh
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Re: Claymore.
« Reply #91 on: November 11, 2010, 08:23:54 AM »

I just drop it in the tank. Smiley
Mine go crazy chasing it around the bottom. Wink
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Re: Claymore.
« Reply #92 on: November 11, 2010, 10:03:02 AM »

Yep, you can just drop them Smiley If you're worried though, you could cut them into smaller pieces, but since they're hard it could be pretty tricky not to make some powdery parts d:

I fed one to my fish just yesterday Smiley They were chasing it around for ages! Wink

Tomorrow I'll move Claymore back to the orb after the water changes Smiley
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Re: Claymore.
« Reply #93 on: November 12, 2010, 02:50:06 PM »

thanks Grin
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Re: Claymore.
« Reply #94 on: November 12, 2010, 06:33:50 PM »

I've seen those volcanos too!  Those are pretty cool and I guess you can change the light color on it.  I think blue, green, red, yellow maybe? Smiley
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Re: Claymore.
« Reply #95 on: November 13, 2010, 04:23:08 AM »

Volcanos? : D

By the way, I went to the pet shop yesterday and asked about a heater for my biorb >> Nope, they said they already ordered from there and they won't order anything more until 6 months from now. AND they were also saying that it's a hard company to deal with since it's "far away in a foreign country" (UK). Hrm. I am totally buying it online! D8
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Re: Claymore.
« Reply #96 on: November 13, 2010, 09:28:55 AM »

Yeah, the bubbling volcano in the video! Wink
Scroll up! Cheesy
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Re: Claymore.
« Reply #97 on: November 13, 2010, 01:23:47 PM »

Oh that! I didn't even notice the video there!! *watches* Aww, the palm trees are so cute!

Claymore's been upside-down for several days, so I moved him back to the orb along with some fresh water... I'm really worried about him, he doesn't seem to be interested in eating either! Sad He took a few bites of lettuce when I put it closer to him but after that he hasn't been doing much... I found his tail is looking pretty torn too, so I asked mom to bring her medication when she'll come over. I'm also ordering the heater right now.
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Re: Claymore.
« Reply #98 on: November 13, 2010, 01:38:24 PM »

Nossie I really think he has a bacterial infection so I'm glad you are going to medicate him.
Did you try the epsoms salts?  They are a very inexpensive way to treat and may give him some relief, even they they may not be a total cure!  My sister had a fish with dropsy recently and used the epsom salts with a heater with great results.  She also treated with tetracycline. Smiley
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Re: Claymore.
« Reply #99 on: November 14, 2010, 04:54:50 AM »

I added some medication yesterday, and he seems a lot more active this morning, strangely enough since he wasn't interested in eating at all. I'll go looking for epsom salts, I hope I can find them somewhere around... I heard you can get them at pet shops, hardware shops and grocery shops around there? How to dose it?

I don't know if his buoyancy issues are connected to bacterial infections since he's been like this for a few weeks by now, upside down for days! And I've got this feeling that he would show some more signs or illness, like red belly, or simply be dead already Undecided
Either way, I refuse to leave him like this, I'm going to do my very best to get him healthy!
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Re: Claymore.
« Reply #100 on: November 14, 2010, 05:26:10 AM »

You can do it Nossie, we're all sending positive vibes your way!! I really wish I could help out here as I can imagine how you feel Sad Maybe Claymore will have to stay on his own forever? It might be better for him to be a smaller tank and less pressure on him?? I'm not sure.
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Re: Claymore.
« Reply #101 on: November 14, 2010, 05:34:22 AM »

That's always a possibility Undecided But I really hope not, he's so beautiful being with the others Smiley And maintaining a small tank with one goldfish tends to be a bit of a pain actually |: Thank you, though Smiley
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Re: Claymore.
« Reply #102 on: November 14, 2010, 09:48:31 AM »

Hi Nossie,
I'm sure you are doing all you can for him.
Swim bladder issues are hard to correct once they've been that way for awhile. Undecided
The epsom salt dosage is 1/4 tsp per gallon of water.
I hope he gets well.  He is a beautiful guy! Smiley
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Re: Claymore.
« Reply #103 on: November 14, 2010, 02:06:03 PM »

Alright, thanks! I'll go look for that salt after work next week Smiley
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Re: Claymore.
« Reply #104 on: November 14, 2010, 02:51:38 PM »

You probably will find it in the pharmacy/health and beauty isle.  Probably may find it by muscle rub or laxatives...thats where I usually find it here. If not ask someone in the pharmacy area. Smiley
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Re: Claymore.
« Reply #105 on: November 14, 2010, 08:50:59 PM »

My Nemo had swim bladder problems a few months ago. He was always at the top of the tank and hardly ate anything. I think it was most likely because I was feeding them these new sinking pellets that he had a reaction too, or the cold because it was winter time. I stopped feeding him the pellets and gave him a diet consisting mainly of peas. At one point he was so bad I actually had to hold him and put the peas right near his mouth so he could eat it. I also used aquarium salt in the tank as directed on the packet. He never had any physical signs of an infection either, other than floating to the top of the tank he looked in great condition. He had this problem on and off for over a month and I thought the little guy would never get better. He is all better now thank goodness, and it hasn't re-occurred since.
I hope your Claymore gets better too. It sounds like your trying everything you can to help him Smiley
I just thought I would give you a little re-assurance that there is still a good chance that he will get better Smiley
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Re: Claymore.
« Reply #106 on: November 15, 2010, 06:25:37 AM »

Minde: GREAT IDEA!! I could skip to the pharmacy today even! It's really close to my house Smiley How could I not remember the pharmacy?

Abbiesaurus: I really hope so Smiley He never acted like this before, and it clearly isn't about his diet so... I'll hope those epsom salts will do the trick Smiley It's nice to hear that your fish is alright too! Cheesy
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Re: Claymore.
« Reply #107 on: November 15, 2010, 09:22:36 AM »

URGENT UPDATE!!!

I just put a warm bottle into the orb (manage to raise the temp a few degrees), I've been to the pharmacy and they're ordering Epsom salt since they didn't have any in stock. It should be here by tomorrow morning.
I NOTICED THAT CLAYMORE'S SCALES ARE STANDING OUT! And he hasn't eaten anything since yesterday when I gave him a bit of sea weed, I had to remove the shrimp I gave him today Embarrassed

I've looked for anti-bacterial medicated food, but I haven't found any here or online, I don't know what to do... besides, he probably wouldn't want to eat it Undecided I don't have syringes nor antibiotics available either :C
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Re: Claymore.
« Reply #108 on: November 15, 2010, 09:30:23 AM »

My sister just had a bout with her fish with dropsy.
It recovered nicely.
She used epsoms salts 1/4 tsp per gallon of water.
Heater at 80F.
Maracyn TWO by Mardel.  She treated twice.
He made a full recovery.
He was so sick we thought he was going to die.  He was so swollen big sores erupted from his sides.
Most of the books I've read to euthanize at that point but we decided to try treatment and it worked!
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Re: Claymore.
« Reply #109 on: November 15, 2010, 09:31:48 AM »

Where could I get that Maracyn? And what kind of medication is it?
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Re: Claymore.
« Reply #110 on: November 15, 2010, 09:36:26 AM »

Most petshops carry it and it is available online.
Can you order from Foster and Smith?  The ship overnight no extra charge.
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Maracyn-Two
for internal or external gram-negative bacterial infections.
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Re: Claymore.
« Reply #111 on: November 15, 2010, 09:38:40 AM »

I don't know, my sister got hers at the petshop. Undecided
It was a family owned petshop.
I don't know what medications are available to you.
Can you call the petshop or go there and ask them if they carry meds for dropsy?
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Re: Claymore.
« Reply #112 on: November 15, 2010, 09:43:28 AM »

I could go and check the shops tomorrow during the lunch break at work!
Now I checked that site out, but I can't find anything about international shipping there so I kinda' doubt they'd send anything all the way to Finland D:
But, I'll start by asking in the shop tomorrow if there's anything similar available Smiley
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Re: Claymore.
« Reply #113 on: November 15, 2010, 09:48:03 AM »

Oh and she also fed the antibiotic fish food by Jungle! For 2 weeks!!
So ask them about that too!!! Smiley
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Re: Claymore.
« Reply #114 on: November 15, 2010, 09:59:39 AM »

I just found something in an online shop that could be similar Smiley It's called Furanol 2, against bacterial infections. It contains some sort of antibiotics, so I'm going to order it now.
I hope they'll have the medicated food at that shop, that's the one thing missing Smiley
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Re: Claymore.
« Reply #115 on: November 15, 2010, 09:21:19 PM »

Hope you can get the medication Nossie! If I could get some for you I'd ship it over, unfortunately I've never seen any Sad
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Re: Claymore.
« Reply #116 on: November 16, 2010, 05:59:47 AM »

Yeah I agree with Andrea I have never seen this kind of medication in all the stores I've gone to so your best bet would be ordering online.
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Re: Claymore.
« Reply #117 on: November 16, 2010, 11:34:20 AM »

Andrea: Thank you, that's very nice of you! Smiley

I ordered a very similar medication called Furanol 2 by JBL, it contains antibiotics and should treat most bacterial diseases Smiley
Unfortunately, Claymore isn't doing very well Sad He's getting more and more tired, and I won't bother feeding him at all today since he isn't making any effort to look for food Undecided I hope I'll receive the medication by the end of the week!!
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Re: Claymore.
« Reply #118 on: November 16, 2010, 04:02:27 PM »

Nossie, oh no,
hope you can treat him and he'll be better soon. Keep fingers crossed for your little buddie Undecided
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Re: Claymore.
« Reply #119 on: November 16, 2010, 08:25:58 PM »

I really have my fingers crossed for Claymore and you. Maybe not feeding him until the medication arrives is a good idea because he'll be so hungry he will munch it all up and get better Smiley

Biggest best wishes ever!!
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