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PostSubject: what do you do when you have to be away?   Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:05 pm

Curses, it has happened again. I had to be away for 5 wks and upon my return, one of the baby L144 I had gotten just before I was called away had red streaks on it's body, I presume septicemia. Tank water tested fine and it was just the one, so who knows why..... it's just that every single time I have to be away I come home to losses.

I would really like to end or at least minimize this so what do all of you out there do when you have to be away from your tanks? I will welcome any and all ideas especially as I have to be gone again this summer for 3 weeks.

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PostSubject: Re: what do you do when you have to be away?   Fri Mar 19, 2010 5:39 pm

sorry for your losses i always get someone to look after mine
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PostSubject: Re: what do you do when you have to be away?   Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:59 pm

I do have someone look after them, and I leave detailed written instructions, nevertheless it's always a mess when I return. This time was actually the best,only one fish affected and the fish is still alive, but I am not hopeful...
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PostSubject: Re: what do you do when you have to be away?   Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:14 pm

I do not have a problem, I breed my Discus and BN's and my dad breeds Angels so we have an agreement we each look after each others when on holiday
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PostSubject: Re: what do you do when you have to be away?   Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:05 am

im never lucky enough to go away , but if i did i would probably get my brother to look after them all for me
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PostSubject: Re: what do you do when you have to be away?   Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:29 am

My bn had septicemia once caused by not enough gravel vacuming....

I would imagine after 5 weeks the bottom would have quite a build up......

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PostSubject: Re: what do you do when you have to be away?   Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:29 pm

yes. in this case that is a likely cause. Sigh. The tanks did get water changes during my absence, but probably not enough gravel vacuuming.

I did loose that L144 unfortunately. There is another, an albino adult female that may be a bit more red on the underside than usual. I'm not entirely sure, but I am suspicious and after that L144 I am really keeping an eye on her. I noticed on another posting that you had cured your BN of the septicemia, would you mind sharing what you did?

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PostSubject: Re: what do you do when you have to be away?   Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:42 pm

I did about a 65% water change..(cold water)....
i made sure all the gravel was clean digging deep...hence why i took 65% of the water out...

once the tank had settled i carried out a 3 day medicine course with ESHA 2000, it turns the water red....

everybody uses melafix and pimafix but i always use ESHA products...i never loose fish when using esha 2000..

You can buy esha 2000 off ebay....its worth every penny....

after 1-2 weeks my bn was cured against all odds, i was even told to put him in the freezer because his cepticemia was that bad...

He was my first BN and ive still got him today.... Smile

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PostSubject: Re: what do you do when you have to be away?   Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:23 pm

Curby wrote:
I did about a 65% water change..(cold water)....
i made sure all the gravel was clean digging deep...hence why i took 65% of the water out...

once the tank had settled i carried out a 3 day medicine course with ESHA 2000, it turns the water red....

everybody uses melafix and pimafix but i always use ESHA products...i never loose fish when using esha 2000..

You can buy esha 2000 off ebay....its worth every penny....

after 1-2 weeks my bn was cured against all odds, i was even told to put him in the freezer because his cepticemia was that bad...

He was my first BN and ive still got him today.... Smile

I do not use melafix and pimafix I either use NT Labs / Koi products or Waterlife products
Esha is okay I have the HIH stuff
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