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post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-12-2013, 09:47 PM
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Okay, I am new to this but my female tiger barb was floating like that last week with her head toward subtrate and she seem not be able to control herself from swimming upside down and or sideways....well I googled the symptoms and found an epsom salt "cure"....I placed her in a container with a bubbler, dissolved a couple pinches of epsom salt in a cup of tank water, then poured into the container she was in....within an hour I saw the food I had fed last when she was in the main tank...I cleaned it out, then about another 1-2 hours I saw alot of it again...cleaned it out...I left her in there that night did not feed...the next day, gave container a pwc with epsom salt and I did not feed..the 3rd day she was swimming around and around in circles and appeared to have control without going belly up fighting to stay I placed her back in and she has been great since.....
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