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    So, on to the next thing, which is levamisole...

    So, on to the next thing, which is levamisole treatment.
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    Gave the acara a 25 minute epsom salt bath as...

    Gave the acara a 25 minute epsom salt bath as described by Rocksor. Fish did not enjoy being netted but otherwise showed no signs of discomfort. During the bath he did pass one piece of poop. ...
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    I can do that. Apart from that, we've got...

    I can do that.

    Apart from that, we've got two other things to try, both of which would involve ordering supplies off the internet: Rocksor recommends treatment with levamisole, and Spardas...
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    any way to address/examine that, short of x-rays...

    any way to address/examine that, short of x-rays or exploratory surgery, neither of which are a viable option here?
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    no, it eats a little bit of flakes when they are...

    no, it eats a little bit of flakes when they are offered. seemingly enough to keep it alive, if not thriving.

    It ate brine voraciously once and less impressively a couple more times.

    It...
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    what would you do with this fish at this point if...

    what would you do with this fish at this point if you were me, Rocksor?
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    not locally, I don't think, but looks like places...

    not locally, I don't think, but looks like places are selling them online?
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    Only live food I've been able to get my hands on...

    Only live food I've been able to get my hands on so far have been brine shimp.

    Treatments tried so far have been limited to an anti-parasitic with Prazi and Metro.

    Everyone is doing well, yeah....
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    Remaining cichlid pictures just because I haven't...

    Remaining cichlid pictures just because I haven't taken pictures in a while...

    http://i.imgur.com/sopaB4c.jpg
    Severum, with red coloration continuing to become more apparent.
    ...
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    http://i.imgur.com/mQHQzRw.jpg Here's how the...

    http://i.imgur.com/mQHQzRw.jpg

    Here's how the acara is looking these days. About the same as he has been.

    http://i.imgur.com/TIsvyAK.jpg

    Here's what the light fixtures look like in my...
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    I'm not entirely sold on the idea yet. I'd like...

    I'm not entirely sold on the idea yet. I'd like to get some more opinions, especially from Rocksor, since he's been giving me a lot of advice since I started dealing with this acara.
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    no, I haven't had the chance. Had to travel for...

    no, I haven't had the chance. Had to travel for work again. And to be honest, on subsequent brine shrimp feeding he was a bit less voracious.

    I'm starting to think this... I don't know that he...
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    The acara has been by himself for about a month...

    The acara has been by himself for about a month and a half now. Still no change. Still eats a little, not much, stomach seems sunken, but behavior is good. Starting to wonder what to do with him...
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    When I feed my fish zucchini, I use a rubber band...

    When I feed my fish zucchini, I use a rubber band to secure it to a rock to weight it down. I've done this in my 75g and 300g tanks for years. But now I have to stop, because the oscar ate a rubber...
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    I've tried frozen bloodworms a couple times since...

    I've tried frozen bloodworms a couple times since I moved him into isolation, and he has not eaten them.
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    I finally got my hands on a bag of live brine...

    I finally got my hands on a bag of live brine shrimp. I scooped out a portion and put them in the acara's tank and he's going to town on them. I don't have all night to watch him but he's had...
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    an orange peel? That's certainly interesting. ...

    an orange peel? That's certainly interesting. It won't cost anything to try, so why not?
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    well, I already did the standard treatment that...

    well, I already did the standard treatment that should catch most of the parasites. The extra stuff Rocksor mentioned, Levamisole, is a bit different. It's actually not usually found for treating...
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    huh. suicidal hunger strike, that's a new one. ...

    huh. suicidal hunger strike, that's a new one.

    I fed floating flakes last night, and the fish took several mouthfuls of them in for the first couple minutes and seemed to keep them down. After...
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    five days later, behavior is unchanged but he's...

    five days later, behavior is unchanged but he's noticeably thinner. If he is eating anything it's definitely not enough to maintain his body mass.
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    very cool. My cories haven't spawned in a while,...

    very cool. My cories haven't spawned in a while, so I'll have to keep an eye on yours.
  22. Java fern is one of the species of aquarium...

    Java fern is one of the species of aquarium plants that is generally recommended for people trying to get plants that the fish WON'T eat. It's said to have an unpleasant taste.

    In any case I've...
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    I have not. But he's a small fish, only about...

    I have not. But he's a small fish, only about 2-3"... and acaras don't exactly have gaping mouths either. I'd need some sort of magnification.
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    so... stay the course? Continue to monitor for...

    so... stay the course? Continue to monitor for change, for better or worse?
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    I suppose that's possible. Any other...

    I suppose that's possible.

    Any other recommendations with this guy? You mentioned roundworms and I haven't tried treating for those, but he's been in isolation for a month now with no evidence to...
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