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    Thanks for the feedback.

    After two attempts at having him ingest some Epson salt granules, I gave him a Epson salt bath and still no poop. Removing from his tank to a hospital tank was very traumatic. It was like wrestling with an alligator. He damaged his fins, gills, and areas of his body while thrashing around in the net and in the hospital tank. He appears traumatized and worse off than he was to begin with. I also gently massaged the abdomen area and was relieved that the tissue was not hard to the touch (was worried about a tumor). While no poop came out I did hear gas escaping from his bum. Not sure what it all means. Regardless, I don't think I'll be removing him from the tank anymore.

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    Thanks for the birthday wishes - mommy1 and gift - mommy1 Thanks for the rep - Cliff Thanks for the rep, have a cool one on me, Cheers - Cliff Thanks and a new fish for the tank - glarior 
    Thanks for the gorgeous slide show! - fishmommie Thanks for the rep the other day - Cliff It's a Sudbury Saturday Night, Cheers - Cliff Hockey finals can not be watched without a hockey pop or two - Cliff Thanks for the rep :) - Greentoads41 
    Thanks for the Rep!! - steeler1 Merry Christmas! - steeler1 Merry Christmas - Cliff May you be living as high as the holiday hog this coming year! - Trillianne Happy New Year - mommy1 
    Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1 Thanks for the Rep!! - steeler1 Have a Birthday fish!! - steeler1 Here you go sir, I just wish it had been a good game. - steeler1 Here's to one crummy Superbowl, lol! - Slaphppy7 
    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - Strider199 

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    Fish usually calm down in the dark dkeller005. I hope things turn around for him.
    Warning; Bulldog Pleco guarding my Sons tank now..

    Please remember; every keystroke has a consequence.

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    I hope we hear good news about your fish - you are doing a good job.
    46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
    5 gal QT
    Remember: Our job is to take care of the water our fish live in

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    RIP Oscar. :( I left the house at 9pm and he was still sulking and a little beat up from the treatment but othewise fine. Got home at 1am and he was gone. I think the treatment, thrashing and stress may have hastened his death. I really hope it did not cause it. Feeling like I should have done things differently like letting the illness run its course?? For five years he was a great wet pet...by far my favorite and the showcase of all of my tanks. That said, I doubt I will keep Oscars again. Thanks to all of you who often advice and feedback. I really appreciate it. Dan

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    Thanks for the birthday wishes - mommy1 and gift - mommy1 Thanks for the rep - Cliff Thanks for the rep, have a cool one on me, Cheers - Cliff Thanks and a new fish for the tank - glarior 
    Thanks for the gorgeous slide show! - fishmommie Thanks for the rep the other day - Cliff It's a Sudbury Saturday Night, Cheers - Cliff Hockey finals can not be watched without a hockey pop or two - Cliff Thanks for the rep :) - Greentoads41 
    Thanks for the Rep!! - steeler1 Merry Christmas! - steeler1 Merry Christmas - Cliff May you be living as high as the holiday hog this coming year! - Trillianne Happy New Year - mommy1 
    Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1 Thanks for the Rep!! - steeler1 Have a Birthday fish!! - steeler1 Here you go sir, I just wish it had been a good game. - steeler1 Here's to one crummy Superbowl, lol! - Slaphppy7 
    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - Strider199 

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    I feel your pain Dan. Sorry to read of your loss.
    Warning; Bulldog Pleco guarding my Sons tank now..

    Please remember; every keystroke has a consequence.

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    Sorry for the loss, Oscars are cool fish. Don't be hard on yourself, there's really nothing you can do when they get sick like that. I prefer to clove oil mine when I know they're done so they don't suffer. I've lost my my Oscar, the green terror in my avvy, a Managuense(my favorite I was depressed for a week) and a Nicaragua cichlid all in a similar fashion.

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    Asking good questions, keep it up! - Slaphppy7 Congrats on the tank move - Slaphppy7 Thanks for being the 2000th poster on the 40B! - Slaphppy7 Thanks for the B-Day wish - Strider199 Here's to one crummy Superbowl, lol! - Slaphppy7 
    T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Stay warm!! - DeboraBremner Here's to good friends, and new fish! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Happy Easter! - Slaphppy7 
    Hey FT, haven't seen your mug around here lately.  Hope everything's ok! - KevinVA 

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    Sorry for your oscar.
    Current tanks:
    37G FW - 3 Pearl Gourami, 4 Black Mollies, approximately 20+ Molly Fry, 5 Assassin Snails | 10G Planted FW - 14 Molly Fry, rocks, DW and an Anubias Nana - journal
    "We come from the land of the ice and snow" | "I reject your reality and substitute my own" - Adam Savage | What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?
    How to cycle without fishies!

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    Really sorry for your fish. losing a companion of 5 years must be hard.

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    Sorry for your loss. It is unlikely that anything you did had a negative effect on him. If anything it gave him a chance to survive.
    Do as I say. Not as I do.

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    That's sad . We know you did good by him. Hang in there .
    ask ?'s and change some water pair of JD's and loving it.

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