General tonic advice

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Re: General tonic advice

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Have you got a large jug you can use for fish?
I'm going to suggest a salt (use Aquarium salt, not table) bath for 20 minutes every day until she goes back to normal.
Use about half a teaspoon salt per 5l of tank water. Top the tank back up with fresh.
Fish don't feed every day, I've left them for 3 weeks when necessary.

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Thank you @plankton I will nip out and get some from the local shop. Or can try order some. I’ve got a bucket for tank water I can use. If she will be ok minus a heater for 20 mins. She looks ok fin wise. Maybe “pouting” more quickly than usual, so not sure if she has something stuck?
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I’ve placed an order for some API aquarium salt on Amazon. Should arrive tomorrow.
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And another panda has died randomly :( don’t know why. Just found him dead. Flummoxed. Testing the water as we speak just in case but feeling rather deflated again
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7 green neon tetra
3 peppered corydoras
3 sterbai corydoras
3 panda corydoras
3 honey gourami

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Re: General tonic advice

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It’s hard losing any. But it really seems to be the way of the panda Cory just now; weak stock.
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You might be right. It’s from the same original trio I got in November. He was actually my largest panda too. So I’m very upset about this one. As sad as it seems, I buried him in the garden. Just found him dead like the last one. Seemed fine earlier on, so no idea if fish can have heart attacks? I don’t hold out much hope for the last of the originals. I did get 3 more but if the same happens... I’ll just up the sterba group instead

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7 green neon tetra
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3 sterbai corydoras
3 panda corydoras
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Sorry for your loss. :(

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Thank you @plankton another dead one this morning. Knew he wouldn’t last as he was almost lifeless last night. As if he wasn’t breathing. Then zipping to the top a lot more than normal. Maybe shock. So that’s the past of the original 3 I got. Must be something with that batch perhaps. I really don’t know.
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3 panda corydoras
3 honey gourami

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Sorry to hear. :(

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Thank you. I just hope it’s not a general disease in the tank. Odd that it’s the original batch all within 3 weeks with no symptoms of illness at all. Just died.

The salt should arrive today so will try the baths for the honey and hope I can help her at least

I’ll be watching the other pandas like a hawk now
Fluval Roma 125L
Fluval U3 internal filter
8 rasboras (2 copper, 3 hengeli, 3 harlequins)
7 green neon tetra
3 peppered corydoras
3 sterbai corydoras
3 panda corydoras
3 honey gourami

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