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dekker49
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upside down pearlscale
« on: December 31, 2010, 04:07:39 AM »
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hello guys just joined your group after finding site on google looking for advice on pearlscale swimming upside down ,floating to the top of tank read your comments ,and like magic back to normal .thank you very much will be looking in on a regular bassis from now on  thanks again. dekker 49
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« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2010, 05:23:36 AM »
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Pearl scales are very sensitive to swim bladder issues caused by constipation, so be sure to soak all pelleted foods you feed him/her and also to give lots of vegetables and live foods Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2010, 07:06:54 AM »
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Dont give your pearscale food for 1-3 days and then feed peas and problem should be solved.
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« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2010, 07:24:29 AM »
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The problem is already solved...
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« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2010, 09:37:57 AM »
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Thats great the problem is solved xD
But it can re-occur. One of my fish had it on and off for a few months Huh
I found peas to be very effective. I used frozen peas - which I thawed out and removed the shell before feeding.
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« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2010, 10:58:00 AM »
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Yes, peas are very effective! Just like Abbie said. Also, I think I read that you can use freeze-dried brine shrimp. Not sure though, as I've never tested it, but worth a try maybe?  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2010, 11:10:20 AM »
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Keeping some Epsom salt in stock could be useful too Smiley Got 1kg of it myself! xD
It works as a muscle relaxant and laxative.
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« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2011, 11:18:57 PM »
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I feed my fish regularly with Tetra Baby Shrimp Sun Dried Gammarus. "The tasty fish treat for improved digestion."
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« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2011, 12:25:41 AM »
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I feed my fish regularly with Tetra Baby Shrimp Sun Dried Gammarus. "The tasty fish treat for improved digestion."

Ours just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this
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« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2011, 01:44:07 PM »
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Keeping some Epsom salt in stock could be useful too Smiley Got 1kg of it myself! xD
It works as a muscle relaxant and laxative.

What would be the amount introduced into a tank? I mean how mush epsom salt should be added into a 10G tank for instance? I am just asking to know in future.
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« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2011, 01:50:38 PM »
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The dose is 1/4 tsp per gallon of water.
Also, increasing the temperature in the tank can help up to 80 degrees F.
I also drop pieces of epsom salt in front of my fish and try to get them to eat a piece or two.
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« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2011, 04:34:37 PM »
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My E-salt is more like fine crystals, almost like sugar, so I feel like it might be harder to feed to goldfish for various reasons, however, it won't hurt trying I guess Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2011, 04:48:19 PM »
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Nossie, so is mine, I stirr a few grains into the pea-garlic-mash though
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« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2011, 08:42:47 PM »
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The dose is 1/4 tsp per gallon of water.
Also, increasing the temperature in the tank can help up to 80 degrees F.
I also drop pieces of epsom salt in front of my fish and try to get them to eat a piece or two.


thank you for the answer.
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