Beautiful!! They will be a sight to behold as they grow
My curious side wonders what treatments you used to solve hex? I always learn from your disease treatment posts
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Mike! Hi! So good to see you here
He has always been a weak fish, unfortunately.
Even with pristine conditions- he gets ill every 3-4 months. This time was quite bad.
I put him in hospital tank and treated him for 10 days with Epsom salt ( 5 days total) , metronidazole and kanamycin. He had a really deep pit between his eyes with swelling that came about rather quickly- a matter of a couple days.
My biggest concern was that he stopped eating- this can be a death sentence if they are not able to keep themselves nourished enough to fight infection.
After the 5th day he slowly began to nibble on food again. I stopped Epsom salt in water column and began to feed metro, vitamins, and garlic juice in food to further encourage him to eat.
On the 8th day, after all signs of infection ( inflammation) had past I turned up the temperature to 90 degrees slowly to raise his metabolic rate and (hopefully) encourage appetite. This did the trick! He ate very heartily within 24 hours.
By 10 day, after meds completed, he was back to himself ( with the exception of the pit that was beginning to heal).
I kept him at this temperature a few days and got lots of vitamins in his system as well as added some salt to discourage secondary bacteria from getting into wound.
On 14th day put back in display tank. He is doing well, but am keeping my eye on him.
Of course it goes without saying that I did lots of water changes