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Old 02-08-2010, 11:19 AM   #11
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I've got a refractometer already. I'll start the hyposalinity treatment tonight and see if I can get a hold of PraziPro and/or Prime. I'll try to get some decent pictures of it tonight to confirm that it's Ich if that's possible. Thanks for your help
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Old 02-08-2010, 07:44 PM   #12
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OK, post the pics when you can. Take 2 days to get down to the 1.009 SG.
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Picked up some PraziPro on the way home and added that after the first round of hypo. SG went from 1.023 to 1.018 (I have a refractometer). I think it may take 3 days to get all the way down to 1.009, but it certainly won't be any less than 2 days.

Here's the best picture I could get:



He's doing about the same as this morning, he's breathing pretty fast and he's pretty lethargic. Poor guy.
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Not sure what your temps are, but try and keep them 76-78F. If the animal eats Nori you can soak it in garlic and see if that helps as well. Does it look like salt grains on the body or a white velvet sheen at all?
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Dont really have any input on this, But it seems like everyone who has a PBT has MAJOR problems with them. Which is too bad because they are great looking fish.
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Temperature is usually 78-80, I turned it down a touch. It looks more like salt grains.

He's not eating tonight, and he's mostly resting on the bottom, leaning on the side. It's not looking so good.
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Not trying to make you feel bad, but thats what my uncles was like before he went to the big ocean in the sky. Keep nori available 24/7 for him. He needs all the energy he can get.

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Dont really have any input on this, But it seems like everyone who has a PBT has MAJOR problems with them. Which is too bad because they are great looking fish.
Ive had mine for over 8 months all fine. Ich every now and again but fine none the less. He has had some bruises and all have healed without issue. Its an easy fish when you don't mess with it too much.
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Looks like Ich to me from that photo. Hypo is your friend now. Keep at it and hope for the best. Nori to keep it eating. Soaked in garlic for the preventative and seems to help overall health.

James, enlarge that photo of the PBT and you'll see it.
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Hey everyone, sorry for the delay, but as you probably guessed, the PBT didn't make it through that night. Due to the weather and working some overtime I haven't been on the forums, but I'll be starting another thread with what to do about stocking at this point.

A couple of questions so I can at least learn from all of this:

It seemed like he really took a turn for the worse when I added the water for the first round of hyposalinity. This could be a coincidence, but is there a chance I did something wrong here? My suspicions are that I wasn't able to use RO/DI water for this particular W/C; due to the layout of my apartment, the only way I can hook up this RO/DI unit is to a garden hose, which is outside. I live in Ohio so ever since it started to get cold, it hasn't worked. I've looked around the house, and I would need something that hooks up to a sink in order to keep the whole thing inside. Are there any solutions for this, or did it even matter in this case? The yellow tank in the same QT has been doing just fine.

I'm planning to order some Prime this week, but I still don't quite understand what the benefits are over the "vanilla" water conditioner I use.

How exactly do you soak the food in garlic, from a preparation standpoint?
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