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Old 09-27-2014, 08:16 PM   #91
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Ohh crap. I thought that was what they did when against the glass. They seem fine otherwise. I don't think they all do it. Just a couple. . Grr. Would the stuff you already told me about do the trick do you think?
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Old 09-27-2014, 08:22 PM   #92
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We got our dwarf/pygmy catfish today :D

I already shared the ammonia tube I think but used it after testing the beta tank I think so that's good. They were in the pitchers we use for water changes and their aquarium water from store. But I rinsed those in the hottest water from the tap, and it does get pretty hot.

Also a little water from the tank we have them in got in the betta tank... . That was a day or two after we got the first 5.

We'll have to get stuff in the morning and hope they have it.

They only have a 3 day fish warranty I don't want to return them anyway but. You know. :/. I have a feeling if I told the guy there he'd say they're fine. Bleh.
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Old 09-27-2014, 08:42 PM   #93
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We have both siphons and boxes from stuff we've bought in the box of the 10g. So it may have touched the other siphon. :/. Is that a worry? We have such little space ugh but obviously we need to keep the siphons separate.

And I think I said that when we scooped sand from 10g to 5, it went back and forth a few times from each tank. So ugh. I hope our betta isn't exposed.

Should we worry about putting our bare hands/arms in the tank?

I love these fish but. What a pain. Kinda wish we'd stuck to just the betta in a 5g. Oh well. We already have the catfish so no sense in saying that. :/
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Ohh crap. I thought that was what they did when against the glass. They seem fine otherwise. I don't think they all do it. Just a couple. . Grr. Would the stuff you already told me about do the trick do you think?
Yes. Add aquarium salt as well as the medicines I told you about. If after a week they don't look better get a broad spectrum antibiotic.
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How much salt? I read no salt w catfish :/. Is it ok?

What kind? I've read mixed things about fish antibiotics.

Are we at risk putting our skin/hands in the tank?
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How much salt? I read no salt w catfish :/. Is it ok?

What kind? I've read mixed things about fish antibiotics.

Are we at risk putting our skin/hands in the tank?
No on the salt if that's what you researched. You will be safe with hands/arms just make sure you wash your hands. And if in a week you still have sick fish I would try tetracycline. Keep an eye on your betta but I don't think he will get sick. But definitely get the Melafix and Pimafix.

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I'm so irritated with the policy. 3 days and it's only if a fish dies.

What exactly is shimmying? I mean don't fish wiggle when they swim? They could be fine? I duno. This feels overwhelming now
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Thanks

I feel overwhelmed.

You still think I should get the quick start stuff since we should avoid changing water if possible?
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I feel overwhelmed.

You still think I should get the quick start stuff since we should avoid changing water if possible?
Yes. You will need it since the meds will also kill off the good bacteria in the tank. I know this is scary but you've caught it early.

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Ok.

Yeah it is early. I just hope this world and we don't need more Meds after a week. They may not even have any.

From the scooping thing how exposed do you think our betta is?
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