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Forum: General Freshwater Chats ,
Replies: 24
Views: 8,414
Posted By LittleHippyGirl
Re: I don’t know if I am just being needy, looking for "Ata boys” or for the old...

Beautiful fish and tanks! I bet they are the center of attention when you have guests.
Forum: Disease ,
Replies: 3
Sticky: Columnaris?
Views: 7,258
Posted By LittleHippyGirl
Re: Columnaris?

For now add some melafix :) If they get worse or it spreads more try a more potent anti-biotic like Maracyn or Jungle Labs Fungus Clear (also fights bacterial infections)
Forum: Disease ,
Replies: 3
Sticky: Columnaris?
Views: 7,258
Posted By LittleHippyGirl
Re: Columnaris?

With Columnaris, white fuzzy/cottony growth appears on the mouth and body. It spreads very quickly and kills fast. What you are describing sounds more like a bacterial infection to me. Are those...
Forum: Disease ,
Replies: 8
Views: 20,863
Posted By LittleHippyGirl
Unhappy Re: How do I sterilize a tank?

Aww poor babies :( You took the carbon out before adding the new med, right?
Forum: Disease ,
Replies: 8
Views: 20,863
Posted By LittleHippyGirl
Re: How do I sterilize a tank?

Yah, put carbon in right away to get rid of the medications and try using only salt. Poor babies, I know how you feel :(
Forum: Disease ,
Replies: 2
Views: 21,502
Posted By LittleHippyGirl
Re: Quick Cure/Malachite Green/Formalin Warnings

Goldfish tolerate salt well, so if ich is the problem, I think the safest and most effective medication is salt and heat. Using dissolved aquarium salt, work your way up to .3% salinity (3 teaspoons...
Forum: Disease ,
Replies: 2
Views: 21,502
Posted By LittleHippyGirl
Quick Cure/Malachite Green/Formalin Warnings

This makes me so mad that Quick Cure does not put warnings and precautions on their product's packaging, because these mistakes are made all the time and are incredibly dangerous to fish. Quick Cure...
Forum: Disease ,
Replies: 8
Views: 20,863
Posted By LittleHippyGirl
Re: How do I sterilize a tank?

Are you using quick cure? If so, the formalin in the drug will make fish very sick if mixed with salt...If that is what it is, QUICKLY, stick a big bag of fresh activated carbon in the filter and get...
Forum: Disease ,
Replies: 8
Views: 20,863
Posted By LittleHippyGirl
Re: How do I sterilize a tank?

Oh no! That's awful, I'm sorry about what happened :( What are you treating them with right now?

The best thing to do would be to forget your nitrogen cycle and just nuke the tank with bleach water...
Forum: Tetras ,
Replies: 4
Views: 4,065
Posted By LittleHippyGirl
Re: Flame Back Bleeding Heart Tetras

Aww I googled them and they are a beautiful species!
Forum: General Freshwater Chats ,
Replies: 2
Views: 8,340
Posted By LittleHippyGirl
Re: Aquarium salt???

What kind of fish do you have? Most fish do not need the salt, and its better to keep the water completely freshwater to prevent the adaptations of parasites...salt resistant strains can be...
Forum: LittleHippyGirl ,
Replies: 0
Sticky: About Me
Views: 1,460
Posted By LittleHippyGirl
Cool About Me

My name is Lauren and I am from Arizona in the US. I've just started on my degree in biology, and I hope to become a marine biologist/ecologist or conservationist. I love ecology and nature, and it...
Forum: Tetras ,
Replies: 9
Views: 7,739
Posted By LittleHippyGirl
Re: neon tetra disease

Yes, kill them. You put them in a bowl of clove oil and they go right to sleep and die. I actually read a research paper on different ways of killing fish, and they found out which was most humane by...
Forum: Tetras ,
Replies: 9
Views: 7,739
Posted By LittleHippyGirl
Re: neon tetra disease

Wikipedia on clove oil: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil_of_cloves

It is by far the best and most humane way to anesthetize terminally ill fish.
Forum: Tetras ,
Replies: 9
Views: 7,739
Posted By LittleHippyGirl
Re: neon tetra disease

Yikes, I'm sorry. You only put to sleep the ones that were diseased, right?? Did you use clove oil, or some other method?
Forum: Water Quality and Algae ,
Replies: 6
Views: 9,281
Posted By LittleHippyGirl
Re: Water conditioners

Most of my tanks are smaller than yours, but I do something slightly different as far as aging goes. The main reason I age my water is becase the water company adds CO2, and that temporarilly lowers...
Forum: Water Quality and Algae ,
Replies: 6
Views: 9,281
Posted By LittleHippyGirl
Re: Water conditioners

Hmm, I thought I already replied to this yesterday. Something must have happened to my post.

The brownish water is almost definately caused by the new driftwood. All new driftwood will do this, and...
Forum: Disease ,
Replies: 7
Views: 16,749
Posted By LittleHippyGirl
Re: HELP! sick cory!

Karin, the fact that he is acting and eating normally is a very good sign. I'm sure with meds and clean water, he will be be able to recover since most funguses are easy to kill.

Small grain...
Forum: Disease ,
Replies: 7
Views: 16,749
Posted By LittleHippyGirl
Re: HELP! sick cory!

I agree with Bernie, salt dips are very effective, but are too strong for most tropical fish, especially cories.

Honestly, I would try using a slightly stronger medication with him if the fungus...
Forum: Lighting and Heaters ,
Replies: 8
Sticky: What Colour
Views: 7,858
Posted By LittleHippyGirl
Re: What Colour

Also, when you replace your fluorescent lights, ALWAYS recycle them! They contain mercury which is toxic to the environment and the life it supports. One gram of mercury will contaminate about 2.5...
Forum: Filters and Powerheads ,
Replies: 1
Views: 7,597
Posted By LittleHippyGirl
Re: mini micron filters

Sure! What kind of fish do you have in those tanks?

For your 2 gallon, this red sea deco art nano filter (hangs over the back) would probably be great:...
Forum: Gravel and Decorations ,
Replies: 9
Sticky: Sand!
Views: 9,375
Posted By LittleHippyGirl
Re: Sand!

Haha, yah I don't like undergravel filters much myself either :) They aren't very effective.
Forum: Gravel and Decorations ,
Replies: 9
Sticky: Sand!
Views: 9,375
Posted By LittleHippyGirl
Re: Sand!

Yes, but silica sand is better. Playsand is readilly available in bags in stores like Home Depot, but make sure it is not damp or smells wierd before you buy it. Play sand has a lot of dust and clay...
Forum: Gravel and Decorations ,
Replies: 5
Sticky: Changing gravel
Views: 7,790
Posted By LittleHippyGirl
Re: Changing gravel

I'm sure your method works well too. The important factor is to change them gradually :)
Forum: Gravel and Decorations ,
Replies: 5
Sticky: Changing gravel
Views: 7,790
Posted By LittleHippyGirl
Re: Changing gravel

Wouldn't that mix the old with the new, Bernie? That might be hard to pick out if they mixed together. I suggest taking out the fish when putting new gravel because it would really freak them out,...
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