Fannie has another large abscess, but this one came to a head and burst w within 24 hours. Gave her a 1 T/gal salt bath x 4 mins and squeezed it gently. Now it’s a little flatter. Can I give the salt bath at this strength for a few days in a row?
Happy to report that both Fannie and Io have been back in the main tank for weeks now with no further sign of infection! Both doing well and will soon be 7 years old. I don’t like antibiotics, but am so glad they worked in this instance. For my own memory I want to record that they both got 1 dose of Metroplex and 3 doses of Kanaplex over a 5…[Read more]
Fannie has been back in the main tank for maybe 5 days and is doing very well. All symptoms gone for now and tons of energy. It’s good to see. My first Dropsy success. Io is now in the QT tub, really swollen on the left. I’m doing tonics in both tanks. Dandelion currently. And, it’s, antibiotics for Io. Same symptoms Fannie had.
I’ve been…[Read more]
Peas, garlic peas, gel food. Peas twice daily, gel food twice daily. Besides holding some waste in its roots, the bamboo has been firm and healthy. I’ve had problems with infection in my tank from the get go, long before the bamboo went in or the algae scrubber. I make sure their food is fresh, making small batches. I guess I should have my water…[Read more]
I’ve come up with 5-6 tonics that build immunity and fight bacteria and will switch them up.
It looks like my other Danny, Io, now had a lump on the left, long clear poo and is bottom resting. Also 6, also never had a health problem before. I have astralagus in the tank tonight.
Makes sense, the 4 days. I figure all I can do is give her probiotics and keep the tonics flowing in the tank after she goes back in. They’re flowing now in fact.
I’ll find an immune boosting tonic.
I think that she’s be dead now without the antibiotic. She looked like a prearlscale, she was so swollen and was fully pineconed. I had had…[Read more]
Thanks, I knew she needed probiotics and want sure how to administer. I have some capsules I can open and sprinkle in the gel food. The fannies are 6 now.
I’m using Kanamycin. Today is the last day of treatment. Do you think 2 days in clear water will be enough to wash it out of her before returning to the main tank?
It’s internal bacterial infection now. Whether the original abscess was caused by it, or vice versa I don’t know, but it’s clearly a raging internal infection. She pineconed two days ago and after agonizing over it and debating with myself, into the tub of antibiotics she went. Today, the pop eye is gone, she’s way less bloated and her scales are…[Read more]
She’s quite swollen today, but her energy level is good. No laying around. lol She does look on the verge of pineconing, so I’m keeping an eye on that.
Today we did am and pm diuretic baths, garlic, green and diuretic in the tank, h2o2 in the tank and green and diuretic orally twice.
She’s swimming and eating well.
I think the eye pop is due to fluid retention secondary to infection. She had had several skin openings in the last few weeks,, with the abscesses. I still have garlic and h2o2 and green juice in the tank. Gave the thistle and dandelion bath and oral dose as well as oral green today.
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