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Plec Issues - CATFISH issues :) [Oct. 22nd, 2006|02:07 am]
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I went and got a cave yesterday, put it in and gave him a packet of live blood worms, he was hiding under the heater protector (not the actual heater) again so I left him alone and turned out the lights. Later I checked and he was still under there and not the cave, so I moved the heater protector and discovered he was dead.. I have no idea how long for as he looked alive still until he flipped on his back to float, and had husband do a dead fish check, which I just don't do as I wont touch dead fish. I have no idea what happened. Husband thinks as he didn't shift when I put the cave and things in and as the plec tabs were hardly touched that he most likely died before the cave and worms went in. Temp was 80, all levels fine, pH 7.0, so I have no clue what happened. I feel really crap though. Anyway, thanks for all the help, hopefully I'll never have to look after a tailless fish again, but if I do I know what to do.

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Live Fish Lables [Oct. 16th, 2006|06:48 pm]
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Hi there! Does anyone know where I can A) Buy Live Fish Labels, B) Print Live Fish Labels, or C) get a photo of a live fish label that I can use to make my own.

I am importing fish to the UK from the US, have all the permits, have the fish, hand carrying them myself, just need to get some labels!

Thanks!!
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need to medicate goldfish but have weather loaches in as well - ideas? [Sep. 16th, 2006|09:40 pm]
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I have a tank with goldfish (5) and weather loaches (3) The goldfish have a thin fungus coating going on, one is looking very ill, and my levels have been off as there were serious pH issues calling for the removal of all the gravel and putting new stuff in, which has helped sort some of it (I can now get the pH to 6.4... whole other issue as it wont go up no matter what goes in) so anyway, the tank is basically re-cycling except the filter is the same as is most of the water (standard 25% water changes weekly) so I did a water change, treated with stress coat as per norm, but noticed the smallest of the goldfish (a beat up rescue who just finished quarantine) has come down heavy with fungus. The sick tank currently has a very very small goldfish in it that this one could possibly eat, so I would have to move the small goldfish to isolate him, but the other goldfish have it anyway, so have to treat them all, so could move the loaches to sick tank and put the little fish in another container and put the loaches in there and treat them with 1/2 the meds as you do with scaleless fish, or put them in a large tub (the sick tank is only 2x1x1foot) so they don't get crowded. I just have no idea what to do as all the goldfish have it (in various degrees) and the loaches look fine, so its shifting everyone around as all my sick tanks have quarantined fish in them - even the tropic one! Any ideas guys? Also I am out of the normal fungus stuff I have, so all thats left is the Protozin, which says it does fungus as well. The worst off goldfish has started to lay on the bottom and really doesn't look well!!

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I'm taking fish on an hours trip tomorrow, should I add oxygen tablets to the bags? [Sep. 14th, 2006|01:07 am]
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I'm taking fish on an hours trip tomorrow, should I add oxygen tablets to the bags?

I know some people use "Bag Buddies" (http://www.theshippingbarn.com/bag_buddies.htm) but I can't get ahold of them in time. The fish will be in bags for at least an hour and a half on the trip there, and if some aren't sold (he isn't sure if he wants the females) I'm not sure how long they will be bagged for. Sites like this (http://www.atchison.com/ArticlesandStories/Shippingfish.html) suggest that I don't really nead tablets in it, but I just want to make sure all the fish handle the trip as well as possible. These are the tablets I can get ahold of tomorrow before I go: (http://www.goldfishsupplies.co.uk/goldfish-meds.htm) They are the "Supa oxygen tablets" at the top of the page. I am taking 8 male endlers and about 16 females, I've split the fish off into males and females already, haven't fed them today, and so on. Also, how many fish per bag? I have really large ones that are used to ship 6-8 inch fish. I am more worried about the fish that don't get sold, as they will be with me til I go home and I have a lot of things to do and can't afford to take them home then go all the way back, but I don't plan on being there more then an hour or two tops as I will after all have live fish with me (or may, hopefully he will buy them all...)



EDIT: Fish got there in good shape, went with the bags (1/4th tank water 3/4 air, no tablets) to keep them from hitting hard plastic and packed them in a padded Styrofoam box as well, all were happy and all were sold :) I brought some more weather loaches home though and did the same thing - worked like a charm! Thanks everyone! I've ordered the breathable bags for next time though! lol!
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