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katy
12th October 2004, 01:43
Juju died today. I haven't been able to find myaxin or protozin to treat his fungal infection, so have been using half doses of melafix with limited success. The main problem has been that my filter is <font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font> and I can't afford a new one. I've come to the conclusion that if I can't afford to care for my babies I have to give them away. It's only Aztec left now, and I'm giving her to a friend who has heaps of aquariums and will be able to provide a better life. This doesn't make me happy, but I know I have to do it http://www.caudata.org/forum/clipart/sad.gif I've put Aztec in a bucket and will change the water daily and keep medicating her on the melafix. I'll continue to look for the proper meds in the mean time. Does anyone in Sydney know where I can get some? My poor baby http://www.caudata.org/forum/clipart/sad.gif

kaysie
12th October 2004, 02:19
Try keeping her cool. Its harder to establish an infection when its cold.

daniel
12th October 2004, 04:55
I've only been able to find melafix in sydney. I have a whole bottle an dno axies (anymore http://www.caudata.org/forum/clipart/sad.gif) if you need some more.

katy
12th October 2004, 09:35
well, she's made it through today, i'll keep changing the water in her tub daily and hope she makes it. though it's sweltering in sydney these days, my house is superbly insulated and her water doesn't get very warm. no room in the fridge for a lotl, i'm afraid...

dot
12th October 2004, 13:51
Katy -

I'm sorry to hear about your loss. I hope Aztec comes out OK.

This seems like a lot of work, but if you want to keep her cooler and don't have room in the fridge, try frozen water bottles. In the summer months, I had 4 frozen bottles (20oz soda bottles) that I used - tossing one in and replacing it when it melted. Bags of ice work a little better if you put the cubes in a plastic bag.

kim
12th October 2004, 17:37
Sorry to here about Juju. Hope Aztec pulls though... Yeah try the bottles they work a treat !

karl
13th October 2004, 09:46
sorry to hear of your loss too,
i know it'd cut me up if one of my axies died.
although the way i feel today they'll probably out-live me!

katy
13th October 2004, 10:33
Well, Aztec died this morning too. I doubt the frozen water bottles would have helped, but even if they could have, I got the messages too late.

Maybe I'll get some more lotls some time, but they'll never be the same as my babies http://www.caudata.org/forum/clipart/sad.gif

kim
13th October 2004, 17:21
im sooooooooooooo sorry Katy *hug*

Stick around tho.. and keep us posted if you get anymore when you move!

mik
13th October 2004, 18:39
Wow...sorry to hear your problems Katy. Been off line for last couple of days and missed beginning of this.

Don't give up on axies tho...just bide your time and try again.

Big hugs lass

heather
14th October 2004, 03:41
*big big big hugs*
im so sorry katy, you must feel so awful...http://www.caudata.org/forum/clipart/sad.gifdont be so hard on yourself though. take a break from the whole thing. when your ready i would go down to a pet store and buy yourself another baby. it'll make you happy, promisehttp://www.caudata.org/forum/clipart/wink.gif

katy
14th October 2004, 04:19
thanks guys, it means a lot.