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Old 07-03-2011, 11:33 PM   #81
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those are perfect. I buy frozen fresh peas too. Just boil them until tender and chill them. Peel off the shell and you can hand feed them or allow them to sink to the bottom. Everything in my tank loves peas, the top dwellers, the shrimp, the otos and my pleco

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Old 07-03-2011, 11:35 PM   #82
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You can mash the peas, but get a turkey baster to pick up any excess pea left behind after an hour or so. Or you'll end up with other water problems.
and your 5 min. salt dip isn't a bad idea either. It not only kills off possible parasites, but in small doses it helps the fish breath a little easier. There are also some fungus's and bacteria that don't like salt.
Any water conditioner that has a decent amount of Aloe Vera in it will help if it's a slime coat problem.
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Old 07-03-2011, 11:37 PM   #83
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those are perfect. I buy frozen fresh peas too. Just boil them until tender and chill them. Peel off the shell and you can hand feed them or allow them to sink to the bottom. Everything in my tank loves peas, the top dwellers, the shrimp, the otos and my pleco
Do you have to shell each individual little pea? Or do you mean take them out of the pod?
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Old 07-03-2011, 11:45 PM   #84
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oh uhm.. I only give them 2-3 peas per feeding...so out of the pod and the shell so that it is just the fleshy squishy part . I make enough for me too, so we eat peas together.
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Old 07-03-2011, 11:47 PM   #85
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oh uhm.. I only give them 2-3 peas per feeding...so out of the pod and the shell so that it is just the fleshy squishy part . I make enough for me too, so we eat peas together.
Lol! Will do!
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Just read the saga of that pretty little fish. How is she doing tonight?
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Just read the saga of that pretty little fish. How is she doing tonight?
I think she is doing ok, given the circumstances... it could be worse
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Old 07-04-2011, 12:26 AM   #88
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I really appreciate everyone for there concern and there help. You have no idea how much it means to me. Thanks!
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Old 07-04-2011, 12:59 AM   #89
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is that her as your profile pic? that is what I want for my next angel..mostly white and marbled.
Keep us posted
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Old 07-04-2011, 01:20 AM   #90
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is that her as your profile pic? that is what I want for my next angel..mostly white and marbled.
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Yes that is her as my profile picture (I don't actually know if it is a him or a her but I have always called her a her)
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Old 07-04-2011, 01:40 PM   #91
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I just finished the salt water dip. And immediately all of the white stuff disappeared. Should I still treat with melafix?
Her fins are still clamped
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Old 07-04-2011, 01:46 PM   #92
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The red along were the fins meat the body still concerns me...
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Old 07-04-2011, 02:36 PM   #93
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I'm not super knowledgable, but going by what I've read it looks like a bacterial infection. Not sure if anyone mentioned that already-the thread has gotten pretty long. Melafix and Pimafix and PWC. Not sure if you know, but you have to remove any carbon in the filter when you treat with these meds.
I notice you have a goldfish in there, too. They make a lot of waste. Is it possible you have an inaccurate Nitrate reading? That test in particular can be kinda tricky to do correctly...you have to shake bottle #2 VIGOROUSLY and tap it on a hard surface. There is something in the solution that can solidify and give false low readings. I think red blotches are also a symptom of nitrite/nitrate poisoning.
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I'm not super knowledgable, but going by what I've read it looks like a bacterial infection. Not sure if anyone mentioned that already-the thread has gotten pretty long. Melafix and Pimafix and PWC. Not sure if you know, but you have to remove any carbon in the filter when you treat with these meds.
I notice you have a goldfish in there, too. They make a lot of waste. Is it possible you have an inaccurate Nitrate reading? That test in particular can be kinda tricky to do correctly...you have to shake bottle #2 VIGOROUSLY and tap it on a hard surface. There is something in the solution that can solidify and give false low readings. I think red blotches are also a symptom of nitrite/nitrate poisoning.
That is actually a rossy barb not a goldfish. I am also well aware of how to do the testing (I read the instructions every time I test it just to make sure I do it right). But thanks for the input! If that would have been a goldfish then yes that would be a concern.

You think I should dose with both melafix and pimafix?
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A few minutes ago she started to open her fin (a little)!!
Now that they are slightly open I can see that some fin rot has been going on. At least I think that's what it is (the tail fin, the end of it has gone clear)
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Old 07-04-2011, 03:03 PM   #96
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That's the part that I'm not too knowledgable about. I have read lots of threads and they always seem to be used together. I googled Melafix and Pimafix together and from what I read they are made to work together. Melafix appears to be tea tree extract and Pimafix appears to be for treating bacteria.
Again, I have absolutely NO EXPERIENCE treating anything or using these meds. Just throwing ideas out there.
Actually stopped to do a search while typing this message. Found this....

The World Angelfish Forum - FAQ: Angelfish FAQ


There is also an angelfish forum....they are EXTREMELY knowlegable!

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That fist link was very helpful! And I just made an account on that form. But I think I have gotten all the help I need right here. I am going to go to the store and buy some pimafix unless someone chimes in and says other wise...
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Yeah. I bookmarked that first one for myself.
Let us know how it goes
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I found this chart on the bottle of melafix...
does my anglefish have a fungal infection or a bacterial infection or is it considered an open wound?
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I found this chart on the bottle of melafix...
does my anglefish have a fungal infection or a bacterial infection or is it considered an open wound?
It could be all four by now. If she had parasites it could lead to a secondary infection and the parasites leave open wounds where they've eaten away at your fishes flesh and an open wound can easily get a fungal infection. That's why I use Seachems Polyguard, it treats all four, the same way. But it can turn things in your tank blue. I've never used it but I hear that Seachems Paraguard works well for all four also. I've never had any luck with Melafix, myself.
At this point I would treat for parasites, bacteria, fungus and open wounds. She's been sick for awhile now.
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