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  1. #2981

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    Thanks for the dubiously deserved rep...here's a non-dead fish.  Maintenance guy must be doing his job. - WhistlingBadger TGIF starting early! - Boundava Dog Dad!!! - Rue Relax! - cajunqn81 For passing Cliff ;-) - steeler58 
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    2 Not allowed!
    Dang, sorry Kev...I wish I could wave a magic wand and fix it, but...

    At least good news with the hatchets....have the angels finally decided to behave themselves?
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  2. #2982

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    superbowl 2014 - cm12setx In celebration of Coach Popovich’s 1000th win - RiversGirl T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Thanks for the gifts! Have an octopus. :p - Anders247 9,000 Posts! - Slaphppy7 
    To celebrate reaching 9,000 posts! - wgoldfarb Congrats on the new fish and 9 grand! - Taurus T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 TT.G.I.F. - showmebutterfly And here's to DST!! - Slaphppy7 
    Rummies cheer me up; sorry for the loss - Slaphppy7 Round 2..... - Slaphppy7 Bit of luck for St. Patrick's Day :-) - Taurus A cookie always makes me feel better when I'm sick. Get better soon. - Silbar Happy Easter - fishmommie 
    Happy Easter my friend..I hope this Cadbury bunny lays many eggs. - Taurus T.G.I.F. - Slaphppy7 Thank you for the tetras! - Boundava taking one for the team in the jaw. - cm12setx For the wounded worrier :-) - Taurus 
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    3 Not allowed!
    That's the "down" side of fish keeping, just when everything seems to be fine a fish comes down with something, I pulled a dead Cardinal out of the intake tube last night, first loss since I started using IAL.
    Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
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  3. #2983

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    Here's to MOTM ;-) - steeler58 cheers! - RiversGirl love the new fish - SeaLady Yay for new fish ;-) - steeler58 Another Rummy for passing 2,000 - steeler58 
    After all that help I owe you a beer! - Richard Peche You needed some color! - Plecos T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 TGIF! Miss seeing you online! - showmebutterfly Merry Christmas - steeler58 
    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! - Plecos Happy Christmas! - Slaphppy7 Happy New Year!! - SeaLady Thx for the nomination. - pRED Thx for the nomination - pRED 
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    Kevin sorry to hear about the BRB. that stinks to have them do this over all this time. but I have a question for you? are aliens still visiting you tank again? do we need to send you little tin foil hats for your fish friends. o and some for the clams, shrimp and all the critters.
    Fishes go "pook pook"
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  4. #2984

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    It's fish flake friday, like the old days!! - steeler58 Beer makes monday not suck so bad.. - Sandz In honor of Steelers 5k posts! - Sandz Couldn't give you rep, yet, but you deserve it with your contributions in the Discus/Angel thread.  Thanks! - KevinVA T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 
    Just for you being you! - Slaphppy7 pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie Have a Rummy nose for oldtimes sake ;-) - steeler58 Congrats on 2,000 post! - Slaphppy7 Sorry to hear about the loss of your Cat :( - steeler58 
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    3 Not allowed!
    Geez Kevin & Lee, sorry to hear of the losses...nothing worse than when you can't figure out the exact why and how to prevent it completely. It's even more difficult when we keep multiple species in one tank even though the conditions are all acceptable.
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    4 Not allowed!
    Sorry about your losses, Kevin. Hope it's not your angels that are taking out the hatchets. My angel chases the harleys but that's it. She never attacks them when she catches up so hopefully, you're aren't the culprits.

    As for the barb - Are barbs top feeders? Do they attack the flakes on the surface? If so maybe they're gulping air when they're gulping their food.
    If so, what about releasing the flakes below the surface so they start sinking right away to avoid the air gulping? Your bottom feeders will also love you for it.

    If that's not it, then I have no clue :o(
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, apple & nerite snails
    15 g FW planted:crown tail betta, neons, pygmy cory, clown pleco,apple & nerite snails
    90 g FW planted:congos, rainbows, roseline sharks, swordtails, ottos,krib pair, ABNP, peppered cories, apple snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://bit.ly/1vC7gVX
    fishless cycling: http://bit.ly/1DARf3T
    fish in cycling: http://bit.ly/1ILvcfp

  6. #2986

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    superbowl 2014 - cm12setx In celebration of Coach Popovich’s 1000th win - RiversGirl T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Thanks for the gifts! Have an octopus. :p - Anders247 9,000 Posts! - Slaphppy7 
    To celebrate reaching 9,000 posts! - wgoldfarb Congrats on the new fish and 9 grand! - Taurus T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 TT.G.I.F. - showmebutterfly And here's to DST!! - Slaphppy7 
    Rummies cheer me up; sorry for the loss - Slaphppy7 Round 2..... - Slaphppy7 Bit of luck for St. Patrick's Day :-) - Taurus A cookie always makes me feel better when I'm sick. Get better soon. - Silbar Happy Easter - fishmommie 
    Happy Easter my friend..I hope this Cadbury bunny lays many eggs. - Taurus T.G.I.F. - Slaphppy7 Thank you for the tetras! - Boundava taking one for the team in the jaw. - cm12setx For the wounded worrier :-) - Taurus 
    Children with Disabilities - Parkinson's Disease - VACTERL - Young Onset Parkinson's Association - steeler1 Childhood Cancer - steeler1 Anti-Tobacco - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - steeler1 Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - steeler1 Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - steeler1 
    Bone Marrow Donation - Childhood Depression - Depression - Environment - Eye Injury Prevention - Glaucoma - Kidney Cancer - Kidney Disease - Kidney Transplantation - Leukemia - Lyme Disease - Mental Retardation - Missing Children - Organ Donation - T - steeler1 Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - steeler58 

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishmommie View Post
    Sorry about your losses, Kevin. Hope it's not your angels that are taking out the hatchets. My angel chases the harleys but that's it. She never attacks them when she catches up so hopefully, you're aren't the culprits.

    As for the barb - Are barbs top feeders? Do they attack the flakes on the surface? If so maybe they're gulping air when they're gulping their food.
    If so, what about releasing the flakes below the surface so they start sinking right away to avoid the air gulping? Your bottom feeders will also love you for it.

    If that's not it, then I have no clue :o(
    Cindy could have something here, I've seen Tiger barbs have similer symptoms to this year ago.
    Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
    Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
    -Vince Lombardi

    Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” ― John Wooden
    Sandy Hook Elementary......Lest We Forget
    See my profile for my tanks and what fish I keep

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    Quote Originally Posted by steeler58 View Post
    Cindy could have something here, I've seen Tiger barbs have similer symptoms to this year ago.
    When I first got my blood parrots, they had to gulp at the top for their flakes. A couple times I found them upside down in the tank, did some reading, and realized they were gulping air. So I started releasing the flakes in the water. It's never happened since. Now I do it in all my tanks. We go through a lot of paper towels and soap here LOL
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, apple & nerite snails
    15 g FW planted:crown tail betta, neons, pygmy cory, clown pleco,apple & nerite snails
    90 g FW planted:congos, rainbows, roseline sharks, swordtails, ottos,krib pair, ABNP, peppered cories, apple snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://bit.ly/1vC7gVX
    fishless cycling: http://bit.ly/1DARf3T
    fish in cycling: http://bit.ly/1ILvcfp

  8. #2988

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    Thanks for the dubiously deserved rep...here's a non-dead fish.  Maintenance guy must be doing his job. - WhistlingBadger TGIF starting early! - Boundava Dog Dad!!! - Rue Relax! - cajunqn81 For passing Cliff ;-) - steeler58 
    Here's to shrimp! - Silbar Happy Easter - fishmommie Happy Easter - steeler58 It's the easter CPD...Happy Easter to you and the family. - Taurus Happy 2 Year Anniversay - Boundava 
    Happy anniversary! - wgoldfarb A gift for two great years ;-) - steeler58 and here's to the next 20,000! - RiversGirl 20,000 post's 'NUFF SAID" ;-) - steeler58 Thanks for the Rep ;-) - steeler58 
    TGIF and thanks for the rep :-) - Taurus TGIF back at you ;-) - steeler58 for being an awesome fish friend! - nickellmama27 Thx for all your help! - BluewaterBoof it's the weekend - cm12setx 
    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - steeler58 Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - steeler58 Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - aquariumlover10 Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - gronlaura Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - SeaLady 

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    1 Not allowed!
    How do you do that?...supposedly it's the way to do it for bettas, too
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    Thanks guys.

    Cindy, I wish it were that easy. ;/

    I've been feeding that way for at least the last year+. I never just throw flakes on the surface of the water... I dip and crumble them in the water. I actually had to switch it up last night for the hatchets, because they couldn't get to the flakes before the angels did. So I threw flakes on the surface in there.

    I have no idea what's causing this, but I've tried feeding peas, garlic flakes, and fasted the sick ones for days... none of the usual will fix the "swim bladder" probs. Otherwise, I've dosed prazi pro as a preventative for new stock... so they've at least been hit with that on several occassions. I've also fed anti-protozoan flakes, while I've been heat treating the tank for ich (which is completely gone now, btw). I'll be lowering the temp starting tomorrow.

    Oh, and sorry for your loss, too, Lee. Mystery death, I presume...
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinVA View Post
    Thanks guys.

    Cindy, I wish it were that easy. ;/
    I've been feeding that way for at least the last year+. I never just throw flakes on the surface of the water... I dip and crumble them in the water. I actually had to switch it up last night for the hatchets, because they couldn't get to the flakes before the angels did. So I threw flakes on the surface in there.

    I have no idea what's causing this, but I've tried feeding peas, garlic flakes, and fasted the sick ones for days... none of the usual will fix the "swim bladder" probs. Otherwise, I've dosed prazi pro as a preventative for new stock... so they've at least been hit with that on several occassions. I've also fed anti-protozoan flakes, while I've been heat treating the tank for ich (which is completely gone now, btw). I'll be lowering the temp starting tomorrow.

    Oh, and sorry for your loss, too, Lee. Mystery death, I presume...
    Well darn. I was so hoping that would be the answer. perhaps BRB's have a penchant for swim bladder because of the the way their internal organs are aligned? In any event, maybe someone here will know the answer. Or, maybe feeding them that way has lengthened their lives only there's no way to tell.

    And Lee, I'm sorry. I missed that you lost a fish. sometimes no matter what you do ....
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, apple & nerite snails
    15 g FW planted:crown tail betta, neons, pygmy cory, clown pleco,apple & nerite snails
    90 g FW planted:congos, rainbows, roseline sharks, swordtails, ottos,krib pair, ABNP, peppered cories, apple snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://bit.ly/1vC7gVX
    fishless cycling: http://bit.ly/1DARf3T
    fish in cycling: http://bit.ly/1ILvcfp

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