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by FranM
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Gill flukes
Replies: 1
Views: 887

Re: Gill flukes

All I can suggest is to be sure you are keeping the water at the highest quality by doing regular water changes. With any luck they will show signs of recovering after the Prazipro, which I have found very effective assuming you are, in fact, treating gill flukes, has taken effect. But no medication...
by FranM
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Videos. Cyst bursting. Silver Dollar (lives with loaches)
Replies: 112
Views: 33932

Re: Videos. Cyst bursting. Silver Dollar (lives with loaches)

I have good news and bad news! Look at the healing of this silver dollar. The hole is nearly closed. https://youtu.be/TFDhdC-DQ0E Now the bad. Yesterday morning I woke up missing the teensiest teensy. I found his remains. In my opinion he was a little runt and I was amazed that he kept on going. I d...
by FranM
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Videos. Cyst bursting. Silver Dollar (lives with loaches)
Replies: 112
Views: 33932

Re: Videos. Cyst bursting. Silver Dollar (lives with loaches)

Over the last month, TDS out of tap has remained pretty consistent at 88-ish, Nancy. The summer could be higher I would imagine.
by FranM
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Videos. Cyst bursting. Silver Dollar (lives with loaches)
Replies: 112
Views: 33932

Re: Videos. Cyst bursting. Silver Dollar (lives with loaches)

Thanks. I will check TDS again....

160. It creeps up day by day.
by FranM
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Videos. Cyst bursting. Silver Dollar (lives with loaches)
Replies: 112
Views: 33932

Re: Videos. Cyst bursting. Silver Dollar (lives with loaches)

Hi Nancy. Thanks! I never expected this fish to survive going from a prominent lump, to the lump breaking through the muscle wall exposed to the elements and then surviving the open wound, which, is healing wonderfully—especially for ten year old fish! So yes, I’m happy. And the rest of the crew loo...
by FranM
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Videos. Cyst bursting. Silver Dollar (lives with loaches)
Replies: 112
Views: 33932

Re: Videos. Cyst bursting. Silver Dollar (lives with loaches)

Thank you. You too, Loach!
by FranM
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Videos. Cyst bursting. Silver Dollar (lives with loaches)
Replies: 112
Views: 33932

Re: Videos. Cyst bursting. Silver Dollar (lives with loaches)

Thanks,Loach!! I do try.

Yeah I’m really still in awe of the whole silver Dollar transformation. Thanks for your support.
by FranM
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Videos. Cyst bursting. Silver Dollar (lives with loaches)
Replies: 112
Views: 33932

Re: Videos. Cyst bursting. Silver Dollar (lives with loaches)

I was just coming on here to give updates not only in tank but on silver dollar too. Tank has been going well. I couldn’t hold out not adding baking soda and I had added two teaspoons. This was on the 17th. I’ve checked parameters several times and just did a 1/3 wc today. TDS was up to 182 and is b...
by FranM
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Videos. Cyst bursting. Silver Dollar (lives with loaches)
Replies: 112
Views: 33932

Re: Videos. Cyst bursting. Silver Dollar (lives with loaches)

As I suspected, and as I was afraid, only 24 hours later, the pH has dropped from 8.2 to 7.2 and the KH has already dropped from three to about 1 1/2 to 2. Clearly I need to add baking soda already.

TDS has stayed the same at 162.
by FranM
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Videos. Cyst bursting. Silver Dollar (lives with loaches)
Replies: 112
Views: 33932

Re: Videos. Cyst bursting. Silver Dollar (lives with loaches)

Of the two babies one has grown noticeably, but the other, still teensy. It looks the same size as when I got it. The bigger of the two will often try to roam with the other two larger clowns. The tiniest teensy has come a long way—very curious and active. I’m happy about that. For the first couple ...
by FranM
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Videos. Cyst bursting. Silver Dollar (lives with loaches)
Replies: 112
Views: 33932

Re: Videos. Cyst bursting. Silver Dollar (lives with loaches)

Thanks, Loach. Thanks for continuing to check in regularly too. I appreciate that. Here is a video.

https://youtu.be/DjQVv5A4Wu8
by FranM
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Videos. Cyst bursting. Silver Dollar (lives with loaches)
Replies: 112
Views: 33932

Re: Videos. Cyst bursting. Silver Dollar (lives with loaches)

I needed to siphon. There was debris caught under the rock centerpiece. I just wanted to skim top and take a small layer off. Anyway.... PH before. 8.0. NOW 8.2 KH before 5. NOW 3 TDS before. 263. NOW. 162 We’ll see how long this all lasts. Also, I have an apartment sized water heater so more than 5...
by FranM
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Videos. Cyst bursting. Silver Dollar (lives with loaches)
Replies: 112
Views: 33932

Re: Videos. Cyst bursting. Silver Dollar (lives with loaches)

Thanks, Loach. I’m refilling as we speak. I’m a bit frustrated because I wanted to siphon sand but the smaller siphon is at my old house and no matter how I tried to get a suction with just hose I couldn’t. I really hate the deep tank but I would never utter this to my fiancé! I’ll post readings soo...