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Re: I feel pretty upset and lacking..

Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:43 pm

Glad the rainbows are better. How is the Williamsi?

Re: I feel pretty upset and lacking..

Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:01 am

Cannot believe that my Williamsi is still swimming around. Not eating now for at least two weeks. I feel so helpless.

Re: I feel pretty upset and lacking..

Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:57 am

You are not helpless, just overwhelmed with everything that needs to be done and doing as much as you can.

Do you have the nitrates in the 240G down to 10ppm as yet?

When you feel ready you will likely want to remove the Williamsi.

Re: I feel pretty upset and lacking..

Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:54 pm

What do I do with him? Do I put him in the 10 gallon tank with meds? the Nitrate levels are

240 gallon: Nitrates 10

75 gallon between 10 and 20

75 gallon tank >>> Good news finally..the rainbows are growing their top fin back and no white spots seen!! None have died overnight. the pearl ocellatus are just hanging on..not near the shells.

Re: I feel pretty upset and lacking..

Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:20 pm

Put him in the 10G tank and observe feces.

It is possible he will eat when alone.

Do not medicate until you have a diagnosis.

Re: I feel pretty upset and lacking..

Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:19 pm

DJRansome wrote:Put him in the 10G tank and observe feces.

It is possible he will eat when alone.

Do not medicate until you have a diagnosis.


When I do another water change tonight which should be the last one needed for the moment, it will be easier to get him with the water level down. Hopefully no more body injuries lol.

Re: I feel pretty upset and lacking..

Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:33 pm

Good news...the Rainbow Red Lazers are back to pooping brown. They are not back to their schooling behavior yet.

Re: I feel pretty upset and lacking..

Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:15 pm

I managed to get the sick Williamsi out of the 240 g tank. Now what do I do? He is in a 10 gallon tank.

Re: I feel pretty upset and lacking..

Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:49 pm

See if he is passing feces and whether they are clear/white and thready or thick and food colored.

Re: I feel pretty upset and lacking..

Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:46 pm

DJRansome wrote:See if he is passing feces and whether they are clear/white and thready or thick and food colored.


Not sure how he could pass any feces when he has not eaten in 3 weeks approx.

Re: I feel pretty upset and lacking..

Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:13 pm

Try feeding him. Wait 24 hours to confirm.

Re: I feel pretty upset and lacking..

Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:03 pm

DJRansome wrote:Try feeding him. Wait 24 hours to confirm.

He is lying on his side not eating a thing just as usual..I can definitely confirm that he will die tonight if drastic measure are not taken.. :-?

Re: I feel pretty upset and lacking..

Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:04 pm

I have Erythromycin and Metro...I have to do something!

Re: I feel pretty upset and lacking..

Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:17 pm

I also have Clout

Re: I feel pretty upset and lacking..

Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:38 pm

naturlvr wrote:
DJRansome wrote:Try feeding him. Wait 24 hours to confirm.

He is lying on his side not eating a thing just as usual..I can definitely confirm that he will die tonight if drastic measure are not taken.. :-?

However the lying on his side is new since he got into the 10 gallon tank. He just went back to being upright. He is giving me a scare. I makes me sad because this was my favorite fish. He always came to me and stayed with me as long as I was at the tank. He was the friendliest.
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