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by Dadof4
Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:32 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Is there a FW Ich expert in the house?
Replies: 8
Views: 413

Re: Is there a FW Ich expert in the house?

I've heard it both ways but it is confusing. There are three maturation stages the parasite goes through in life but it's actual infection cycle (for lack of a better term) consists of four phases. There is the trophozoite stage where it attaches to the fish, lives off the fish and becomes encapsula...
by Dadof4
Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:39 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: GSP is still sick, fighting an uphill battle here.
Replies: 149
Views: 4722

Re: GSP is still sick, fighting an uphill battle here.

Wouldn't freeze the med because honestly I'm not sure if that would effect the integrity of it.
by Dadof4
Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:46 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: GSP is still sick, fighting an uphill battle here.
Replies: 149
Views: 4722

Re: GSP is still sick, fighting an uphill battle here.

You could also try grating the shrimp with a hand grater, like you would with cheese. Soak the shredded shrimp with the med and then feed real small amounts.
by Dadof4
Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:01 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Split topic - Maracyn use
Replies: 39
Views: 1749

Re: Split topic - Maracyn use

Ok everyone, this has gone on enough. I will not let this thread, that had great potential for learning for all involved, deteriorate in to a verbal sparring match, that is not what this forum is for. Forums are for discussion and I refer you to this posting from Thought Catalog: http://thoughtcatal...
by Dadof4
Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:10 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: anyone have a good remedy for getting rid of mucus?
Replies: 18
Views: 1648

Re: anyone have a good remedy for getting rid of mucus?

Ok, time to chime in late on this. Latest research is showing that pure non-pasturized honey helps decrease congestion, mucus production, and cough. There are ongoing studies in to possible natural antibiotic like effects too. Take a full undiluted teaspoon full every 6-8 hours and see if it helps.
by Dadof4
Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:21 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: GSP is still sick, fighting an uphill battle here.
Replies: 149
Views: 4722

Re: GSP is still sick, fighting an uphill battle here.

Mix it up between medicated and non medicated snails to make sure he eats.
by Dadof4
Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:29 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: GSP is still sick, fighting an uphill battle here.
Replies: 149
Views: 4722

Re: GSP is still sick, fighting an uphill battle here.

Silly question but have you been going through a normal day/night cycle with him?
by Dadof4
Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Split topic - Maracyn use
Replies: 39
Views: 1749

Re: GSP is still sick, fighting an uphill battle here.

Actually not total BS, the nitrfying bacteria in the tank is gram negative and maracyn is broad spectrum leaning towards gram positive bacteria. During the cycle the bacteria is fragile and maracyn can slow it's growth rate. Also the nitrification bacteria are not the only organisms being colonized ...
by Dadof4
Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Split topic - Maracyn use
Replies: 39
Views: 1749

Re: GSP is still sick, fighting an uphill battle here.

The Maracyn is utter BS for this problem and will contribute to this fishes demise. So far through out the thread there has only been mention of ICH at the onset as the reason for adding Melafix, never has a fungal infection been mentioned. Maracyn is a broad spectrum antibiotic that is used to trea...
by Dadof4
Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: What does worms look like?
Replies: 14
Views: 977

Re: What does worms look like?

"String of Pearls" look to poop is one of the indicators for IP's. I'd start treating.
by Dadof4
Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dried Prepared Food Warning: Ethoxyquin
Replies: 13
Views: 821

Re: Dried Prepared Food Warning: Ethoxyquin

This has been being used in food since the 1950's and there has been harsh debate on both sides. On the against side most of the information is anecdotal repeated information that lean back to a letter that was written to the FDA by a holistic veterinarian. There is however a few studies done that s...
by Dadof4
Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:56 pm
Forum: Favorite pet stores
Topic: live rock
Replies: 4
Views: 1552

Re: live rock

DIY LR is a nice way to go and I've done it. For the hassle I would go the route of finding some LR on Craigs List and then buy some Eco Rock (not harvested from oceans) and use that. The older LR will seed the Eco Rock.
by Dadof4
Mon Dec 26, 2011 1:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: traveling
Replies: 5
Views: 441

Re: traveling

If you are traveling with the fish you can claim it as carryon and keep it with you. You will have to have it checked but if it is claimed as valuable live pet you should be able to take it with you. Styrofoam box, a large breather bag and air. 1/3 water, 2/3 air and low heat. Water needs to stay a ...
by Dadof4
Mon Dec 26, 2011 1:19 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Do we have an answer for this?
Replies: 6
Views: 865

Do we have an answer for this?

http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas ... 424242.php

Personally I think a herd of Stars-n-Stripes, a gallon of butter, and two tons of lemons!
by Dadof4
Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:42 am
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: Anemone Stings
Replies: 17
Views: 1927

Re: Anemone Stings

Ok, this is the holiday season and not many people are around.....I had to pee on my right hand, you know, the hand you have to usually hold Mr. Winkie with. Then I wrapped a poultice of Adolf's Meat Tenderizer on it. Holy crap did that work! The Winning combo came from a non member that grew up in ...