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daddadoo7 replied the topic: Re:Introducing my new buddy...

Rock would hex shield help being that the meds are ingested isnt this bug found in the gut of the fish ? Or once the symptoms start treating internally is a waste ?
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Lammergeier replied the topic: Introducing my new buddy...

I could be wrong, but I think what she meant was that she was planning to 'treat' assuming HITH by just keeping the water very clean and adding vitamins to her diet for now.
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Rocksor replied the topic: Re:Introducing my new buddy...

daddadoo7 wrote: Rock would hex shield help being that the meds are ingested isnt this bug found in the gut of the fish ? Or once the symptoms start treating internally is a waste ?


I wouldn't spend the money on hex shield just yet. Epsom salt is so cheap.

Feeding the epsom salt solution soaked pellets will show signs of healing from HITH within 7 days if the cause is intestinal flagellates. I wouldn't wait on using the solution. It doesn't harm the fish in any way, and the 3% solution is strong enough to prevent the intestinal protozoan flagellates from developing an immunity.
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Rogue_Violetta replied the topic: Malekith Update and Pics.

Lamm is correct, I'm treating it with water changes, because it's something we're a bit unsure about. It could be, or it might not be, or it might not be anything, and water changes aren't going to hurt her anyway, especially since she was in pretty bad water. Sorry, should have been clearer on that. Also, medications can be quite pricey and hard to locate here, so I'd rather not use them if possible. Actually, come to think of it, the only thing we have here is Lev for parasites, and she's not showing any signs I know of them. I should have taken a photo of all the poop so you could see why, lol.


Malekith has become much more active, and took advantage of my lack of knowledge to get overfed tonight. I didn't realise the pellet size I had was the right size, and wasn't actually too small. So, she chomped down on about 10 pellets, after bloodworms. Whoops. She was happy though! I just hope I don't have to clean half a tank full of poop tomorrow... also, she seems to try burying it.

She's also becoming more active, and doesn't like people standing in front of her. That's when she plays dead, lol.

Here's a few pics taken today. :) These are the best of the ones taken.








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Nyx replied the topic: Introducing my new buddy...

Rogue_Violetta wrote: Haha! I have found a Thor! ;) The showdown may have to wait though... bit mismatched atm :P


Lol yes! I'll have to jump over the the tapatalk app and post a recent picture of my Thor for you, the one in my profile is the day or the day after I brough him home. But sometimes on here I refer to him as "little Thor" because there is another Thor on here that is much bigger :)
But glad to hear she is much more active and eating well!

Edit: here is a current pic or two...



Gives you an idea on his size now :)
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daddadoo7 replied the topic: Re:Introducing my new buddy...

Rougue you should still treat with epsom salt I do a 5 day round every 3 to 4 months
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Rogue_Violetta replied the topic: Introducing my new buddy...

Dadda, we're grabbing some tomorrow if we can. We're kinda slightly broke atm... >.>

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Rogue_Violetta wrote: Haha! I have found a Thor! ;) The showdown may have to wait though... bit mismatched atm :P


Lol yes! I'll have to jump over the the tapatalk app and post a recent picture of my Thor for you, the one in my profile is the day or the day after I brough him home. But sometimes on here I refer to him as "little Thor" because there is another Thor on here that is much bigger :)
But glad to hear she is much more active and eating well!

Edit: here is a current pic or two...



Gives you an idea on his size now :)


Lol, I see he's grown a bit since your profile pic :P I think we might be a bit far away though :P

He's a real looker! :) How long?

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Nyx replied the topic: Introducing my new buddy...

Thanks! I'm not too sure on length tho. He never holds still long enough to get a proper measurement lol. He is in a 75 us gal if that helps you visualize it at all. He'll be two come July/augest.


Also, I probably just missed the thread or post but we're did you rescue her from?
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Rogue_Violetta replied the topic: Introducing my new buddy...

Somewhere in Melbourne from a guy from a Gumtree ad. (I guess it's the Aussie version of Craigslist?)

I stayed home because we were supposed to get the filter arrive that day (it arrived that night, when we were both really tired and about to fall asleep on the couch), so Tera went to get her. It's really Thanks to Lamm and Mr Lamm that we have her, because they took him up. And then went back in to get Tia from another guy, from the cesspool that guy called a tank.

Those two are fish heroes. They saw horrible conditions that fish were in, not once, but twice in one day. And managed not to insult anyone! (Well, out loud)

It would have been a nightmare inducing surreal day. Tera described Malekith's former home in a previous post, complete with the kiddie pool full of guppies. I don't want to know if he did anything like sitting with those guppies... Tia was in worse conditions, if you're following her story.

But, back to Malekith.

She's happily swimming now, and seems to be getting to a level of active you expect from an O. She was hiding in a plant earlier too.

You guys are not going to believe this... but Tera had to get a test done, and grab some milk, and rabbit food, so decided to see about the Epsom Salt.

Chemist was out, but may have some in that they haven't unpacked yet. They usually keep only a few on the shelf, not something they sell a lot of regularly. So, to the supermarket. None. But they were stocking shelves, and had a new batch in out the back, so same again.

So, Tera tries the stockfeeds where he was getting the rabbit food from. The closest they had was a salt lick.

So, tomorrow, we'll have to see.

God I love small country towns.

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Lammergeier replied the topic: Introducing my new buddy...

@Nyx: Check out my rescue fish thread in the aquatic chat section. I think the ad for Malekith was the 3rd one, assuming it's still up.

Not fish heroes dude. Fish transporters maybe :P

I didn't actually see the kiddie pool full of guppies. I saw the pool but kind of tunnel visioned - get in, get out type deal. Did the same thing with Tia.
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