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    Sorry to hear about the loss Brian When you noticed the bloat why haven't you considered using epsom salt as the first step ?

    I agree about medications, its very expensive at LFSs and they are not 100% pure too. I started stacking Metro and Kanamycin as well. I'm starting to consider adding PP to my grow out tanks every 1 or 2 months just to remove any harmful bacteria in the tank. I've noticed Jack Wattley is been doing that even to smaller fry tanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanjay21 View Post
    Sorry to hear about the loss Brian When you noticed the bloat why haven't you considered using epsom salt as the first step ?
    Thanks Sanjay, I did use epsom salt, just forgot to say it. It seemed to be clearing the gut but didn't reduce swelling...

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    Gotcha mate, so still a bit of a mystery.
    Thanks for replying. Hope all goes well with the remaining 5!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeep View Post
    Thanks Sanjay, I did use epsom salt, just forgot to say it. It seemed to be clearing the gut but didn't reduce swelling...

    Yeah ! I've been in those situations..

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeep View Post
    Well, on the very day I last updated, the same Eruption began falling ill again, but this time it was different. About 3 days after it stopped eating I noticed swelling in the stomach, and after talking to Al, I decided to go with another hex treatment with 4x the dose of metro. The swelling continued, even into the eyes so I ordered some Kanamycin from Jehmco. Unfortunately, it was too late and I lost the discus this morning. It's a shame because it was beautiful.

    I've never had this sort of issue in the past and was not prepared. It taught me the importance of having certain meds on-hand, especially Metro and Kanamycin. The standard LFS supplies are too expensive and not the same as a good brand of bulk medicine. I've also decided to de-worm all my fish, and future fish, with Prazi and Flubendazole as a precaution because I think there was more than just hex going on.

    Although I'm confident in the remaining 5 discus, this shipment has just not been 100% right from day one. I just hope anyone reading this thread can see the history and learn the signs on what to look for. I also have decided not to release them from QT until another 6 weeks after de-worming...
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