MBU WITH IP'S?

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One of the easiest and best ways to help your fish feel better is clean water! If you are already on a regular water change schedule (50% weekly is recommended) a good step to making your fish more comfortable while waiting for diagnosis/suggestions is to do a large water change immediately. Feel free to repeat daily or as often as you can, clean water is always a good thing! Use of Amquel or Prime as a dechlor may help with any ammonia or nitrite issues, and is highly recommended.

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Re: MBU WITH IP'S?

Postby GAR on Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:39 am

bertie 83 wrote:Feed him little and often if you have to, it's important he keeps his strength up

yea thats what i'm trying so he keeps his strength he te 3x today 1 big 2 liittle 1 was a piece of shrimp soaked in garlic .
i now know why mbu needs massive filtration and massive wc when he eats its like a grinder stuff comes flying out his gills like one of those tree grinders lol but i'm serious ,my fahaka is not nearly close to that and he's messy but mbu is a grinding machine :lol:
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Re: MBU WITH IP'S?

Postby bertie 83 on Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:27 am

Are you adding the ip meds to his food yet? You wanna get those inside him too. If he is swimming and eating he still has plenty of fight left in him. However you want to get rid of the infestations ASAP
It's amazing how easy maintenance is. If done regularly and thoroughly
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Re: MBU WITH IP'S?

Postby suvattii2012 on Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:32 pm

How is it going with your mbu Gar?You should see the mess come out of my arrowheads gills when he eats lol. He sometimes just eats the full thing with no mess which is nice.
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Re: MBU WITH IP'S?

Postby GAR on Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:02 am

bertie 83 wrote:Are you adding the ip meds to his food yet? You wanna get those inside him too. If he is swimming and eating he still has plenty of fight left in him. However you want to get rid of the infestations ASAP

Well i was going too then i decided to wait for the ick to be completly gone,... but i tried a little piece of shrimp soaked in garlic with a piece of fizz tab in it he ate it then blew it out so not sure if it did any good, so rather than anymore stress rite this moment while he still eating im gonna hold off...The spots are gone except 1 on his eye so i only have a week or so of treatment left , then im gonna go with ip treatment but his poop has color now but still looks like strings of beads and big beads?

suvattii2012 wrote:How is it going with your mbu Gar?You should see the mess come out of my arrowheads gills when he eats lol. He sometimes just eats the full thing with no mess which is nice.

so far good i think hes gonna make it im so happy i couldnt even begin to tell u and thanks for asking!Yea he is excatly the same last few feedings he didnt make a mess weird lol
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Re: MBU WITH IP'S?

Postby bertie 83 on Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:28 am

Glad you are getting there. Continue ich treatment for 14 days after last visible spot has gone as it may still be in his gills. Is his belly sinking down quickly after eating? Good job so far
It's amazing how easy maintenance is. If done regularly and thoroughly
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Re: MBU WITH IP'S?

Postby Pufferpunk on Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:52 am

Selling him to a shop does not give you the option to get him into a proper environment.
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

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Re: MBU WITH IP'S?

Postby GAR on Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:52 pm

Pufferpunk wrote:Selling him to a shop does not give you the option to get him into a proper environment.

Why do you think that was my plan ?
IDK if you recieved my reply but this is charlie .


The mbu seems to be ok but maybe he has ip i'm not sure he's eating fine but has a chain of sausage like waste so .
I was thinking stress due to all of his problems or ip's but hes eating good and is fat and round :D
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Re: MBU WITH IP'S?

Postby Pufferpunk on Sun Mar 25, 2012 1:35 pm

Hmmm... IDK where I got that.
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

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