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  1. Jackiee

    Oscar With Stunted Growth?

    I have an Oscar which I rescued from a guy off Craigslist who had him in a 50 gallon tank with a bunch of other fish.. About 10-15. He was sick, near death when I took him. I brought him home and put him in my 100 gal and nursed him back to health. Honestly didn't think he was going to make it...
  2. Jackiee

    What Kind Of Water For Water Changes Besides Tap Water?!

       Well I just called 3 different Walmarts in my area and none of them seem to know what I'm talking about when I asked if they carried reverse osmosis water.. -_- go figure.. Would half purified, half distilled come even close to the reverse osmosis? Paul1792-- I will definitely look into...
  3. Jackiee

    Help. Need Advice For Extremely Ill Pleco..

    Not your fault, I thank you for your help.. In fact, which I found very strange, the man/website you recommended to me.. After emailing with him, I found out he actually was in the same area as me.. St. Louis,MO! He's about a 30 min drive from my home. I found that very odd. I'm glad I know...
  4. Jackiee

    Help. Need Advice For Extremely Ill Pleco..

                Unfortunately my beloved Old Man River passed away this afternoon.. He was alive this morning but I just got home and checked him and he's gone. I had just gotten Flubendazole from the man that TwoTankAdmin recommended to me but it was too late.. Too many failed attempts at wrong...
  5. Jackiee

    Help. Need Advice For Extremely Ill Pleco..

    That's what I'm hoping.. He's very very responsive to me the past couple days as well.. Before, he would just sit there regardless of my movements or anything.. But today when I was changing his water, I seen his eyes respond to my hand movement, following me, quick to move around as soon as my...
  6. Jackiee

    Help. Need Advice For Extremely Ill Pleco..

    eyes back to normal.. Ive noticed him blinking from time to time now again as well. He used to do this before when he was healthy, but when he got sick and his eyes sunk in, he no longer blinked. Tried getting a picture of his belly but he didn't feel like getting on the glass today.. When I...
  7. Jackiee

    Help. Need Advice For Extremely Ill Pleco..

    Did another water change on his tank.. Dosing with Prime to keep toxicity down and treating with pimafix for the time being to keep his wound from getting secondary infection. Temp is still at 86. Tank has been continually blacked out all day and night. Still keeping food available to him...
  8. Jackiee

    Help. Need Advice For Extremely Ill Pleco..

    I do live in the USA. I was not aware that those meds wouldn't be available at a store, that's why I called around looking for them. I had no means of purchasing online myself before, but I have now completed a form on the website you recommended to me and will be having a family member pay for...
  9. Jackiee

    What Kind Of Water For Water Changes Besides Tap Water?!

    Okay so.. I've asked this question numerous times and never get a straight answer. I have a 90 gallon cichlid tank.. I can not/WILL NOT use my tap water! I don't trust it, for all I know, it has caused the problems that I'm recently dealing with in my tank.. there is ongoing street work on my...
  10. Jackiee

    Help. Need Advice For Extremely Ill Pleco..

    Well I wish there were aquarium stores in my area where I could get these meds.. The stores I have called do not have this stuff. They only carry mainstream, popular medicines. They only had one kind of medicine brand that even had metronidazole in it.
  11. Jackiee

    Help. Need Advice For Extremely Ill Pleco..

          I just removed the carbon because his antibiotic instructions said to do so. The guy is still alive.. I'm amazed. His water has slowly gone from 82 to 86 over the past few days. I have been overdosing with prime to keep everything detoxified. His eyes have began to fill in again...
  12. Jackiee

    Help. Need Advice For Extremely Ill Pleco..

    He had an old filter cartridge in there, I rinsed it off to clean some gunk off of it, used treated water, put it back in the filter and added a new filter cartridge right behind it with fresh carbon but when I started dosing his tank with the medication, I took the new filter out because it had...
  13. Jackiee

    Metronidazole, Hole In The Head Treatment..

    One of my cichlids in my 90 gallon came down with hex/HITH and Popeye.. I've been treating the tank with metronidazole. "API General Cure". The instructions say to dose the tank, wait 48 hours, dose tank again, and then 48 hours later do a water change.. Do you have to do the water change right...
  14. Jackiee

    Help. Need Advice For Extremely Ill Pleco..

    He is still alive as of right now.. I put zucchini and cucumber slices in there last night.. He's been laying right on top of them but I can't tell if they've been chewed or sucked on really. His tank is being dosed with prime constantly as of now to detoxify.. The water that I did his water...
  15. Jackiee

    Help. Need Advice For Extremely Ill Pleco..

             Well... I had been dosing his tank with prime and it kept giving me false ammonia readings.. So I didn't dose it so that I could test it once to see what the water was really registering at.. For whatever reason my ammonia jumped sky high to 2.0-4.0ppm and the Pleco has been sitting...
  16. Jackiee

    Help. Need Advice For Extremely Ill Pleco..

       The tank has been blacked out for 3 days straight now, and I keep trying to feed him but he won't eat.. I put a wafer in.. Leave it overnight.. Remove it when it starts disintegrating so it doesn't dirty the water.. Put a fresh one in.. His eyes are more sunken in than ever now. He is...
  17. Jackiee

    Help. Need Advice For Extremely Ill Pleco..

    Unfortunately I think it's too late for him. His eyes are sunken even further in.. He still hasn't eaten. I tried but I can't get him to.       Unfortunately I think it's too late for him. His eyes are sunken even further in.. He still hasn't eaten. I tried but I can't get him to.
  18. Jackiee

    I Need Help Fast

    How big is your tank? And how many fish are in it?
  19. Jackiee

    Prime Giving False Water Parameter Readings?...

    I have an API freshwater master test kit.. Liquid drops. I have recently had chaos break out in my tank for unknown reasons.. My cichlids in my 90 gallon came down with hex/hole in the head and one caught a secondary fungus infection. My pleco's stomach also began to sink in even though he was...
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