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  1. Hi everyone, Thanks for all the advice but I...

    Hi everyone,

    Thanks for all the advice but I have woken up this morning and Boomer didn't make it. Strangely enough he didn't look sick at all, nothing visible other than laying down the bottom of...
  2. Sorry should have mentioned he's a Fighting Fish...

    Sorry should have mentioned he's a Fighting Fish aka Betta. I hope that some of you remember our ordeal to save him last time ( all the snails in his tank made him sick), i don't know what could be...
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    Thank you all for your replies, I do like the...

    Thank you all for your replies, I do like the Zuchinni idea very muchly. I might need to add malachite Green to the tank however because Boomer is sick, I believe this kills inverts, some are only...
  4. Boomers laying on the bottom of the tank :(

    I didn't pay much attention to his behaviour at first because he often lays on the rocks ( on his side) or face first in a plant.......BUT, now this just doesn't seem right, he is moving very little,...
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    Salting water

    Hi everyone, I was sure that someone told me to salt the tank water every 3 months for my Betta fish but when I posted here ( in the wrong part of the forum) I was told not to salt his water unless...
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    Salting water

    Hi everyone, I had a thread under fish diseases in October ( thanks to all those who helped me save Boomer, he's alive and well) but I have a problem in his NEW tank with those dang snails that made...
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    Sorry for the repeated replies, but I keep coming...

    Sorry for the repeated replies, but I keep coming across 'new' things. I came home from job #2 tonight and discovered in a matter of hours he has a piece of his tail coming off and it has what looks...
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    Hmmm well, I didnt know heaters came for...

    Hmmm well, I didnt know heaters came for different sized tanks, guess I will check that.
    Aaaah re the fuzz....it was there bigger than ever this morning like a mound of white hair, was trying to...
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    Okay thank you I will have a read later when i...

    Okay thank you I will have a read later when i get home from work about the cycling. :) re the ulcer on his face, It really did look like it was coming 'away' from his chin lastnight and i posted...
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    Boomer is swimming around, tail wagging, happy...

    Boomer is swimming around, tail wagging, happy little fishy on the mend in his new tank. He adores his new plants, much bushier, he thinks I can't see him lol.Loves the UV light, gets a little...
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    I am back, and if it's not one thing it's...

    I am back, and if it's not one thing it's another, the water in the tank looks cloudy :sconfused: Also, the foam I use to slow the filter flow, does it have to be specific material, is there anything...
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    Yep I shelled the peas, ( I used fresh frozen,...

    Yep I shelled the peas, ( I used fresh frozen, and briefly nuked them) I see some people don't cook them at all? I think I need to see if I can get the anti parasitic food.
    Good thinking re the...
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    The water in the old tank reads 7.0 pH, so I...

    The water in the old tank reads 7.0 pH, so I matched the water in the new tank so it's what he's used to, apparently our water is 7.0 because i've not treated the old water for pH, the only prob I've...
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    Okay, tank is salted temp is almost the same,...

    Okay, tank is salted temp is almost the same, hence little fishy in the bag floating in water, it's about a degree off....the pH is the same as the old tank ( neutral), still have to place the old...
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    Also, did a pH test, it is in the middle on...

    Also, did a pH test, it is in the middle on neutral, is this where it should be? The test kit doesn't say neutral is ok, it just says if it's 'too high' or 'too low' and i'm sure the lady at the pet...
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    Ok, decided to take the night off work and get...

    Ok, decided to take the night off work and get this tank change done because I have to work day and evenings for the next seven days and if I don't do it ow, it's not going to get done!

    I need to...
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    One more quick question, what should I do to prep...

    One more quick question, what should I do to prep the new tank before I put him in? Ta :)
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    Ok, thanks, I'm on it, will let you know how we...

    Ok, thanks, I'm on it, will let you know how we go....he seems much more active this morning, still popping up to the top for air though, ta.thumbs2:
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    Also, when I said he's looking a bit better...

    Also, when I said he's looking a bit better overall, I meant his scales dont look as shabby as yesterday, all other signs are negative.....this ulcer thing he has under his mouth? appears to be...
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    Oki doki, the tests at the pet store showed too...

    Oki doki, the tests at the pet store showed too much ammonia a few days ago but I have been doing several water changes since then. I did what you said ( massive water change) and cut his pimafix and...
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    Chlorimine sounds a familiar word yes, and I am...

    Chlorimine sounds a familiar word yes, and I am in Australia.The new tank is 34 litre.
    Did you mean I can move him even if he's sick? like...right now?
    re the filter, it was washed, not scrubbed,...
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    I found this picture too, this looks like what...

    I found this picture too, this looks like what Boomer had hanging from him the last 6 days, as I said it appears to have fallen off...
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    Sorry, another note, I have read that Bettas dont...

    Sorry, another note, I have read that Bettas dont do well in larger tanks, is this true? and what is the reason for it? also another member said I needed to 'cycle' the water...not sure what this...
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    Also, in the second photograph, does anyone think...

    Also, in the second photograph, does anyone think his tummy is bulging?if he has intestinal worms, this would cause bulging right?...
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    Okay, reading through your messages ( thank you...

    Okay, reading through your messages ( thank you btw)thumbs2: I am trying to answer everything.
    First of all I did the water change last night as Azurescriber said, I have changed at least 1 third of...
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