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katy

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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">&#149;</font><font color="ff0000">&#149;</font><font color="ff0000">&#149;</font><font color="ff0000">&#149;</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
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
 
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kaysie

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Try keeping her cool. Its harder to establish an infection when its cold.
 
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daniel

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I've only been able to find melafix in sydney. I have a whole bottle an dno axies (anymore
) if you need some more.
 
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katy

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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...
 

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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.
 
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kim

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Sorry to here about Juju. Hope Aztec pulls though... Yeah try the bottles they work a treat !
 
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karl

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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!
 
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katy

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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
 
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kim

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im sooooooooooooo sorry Katy *hug*

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

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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
 
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heather

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*big big big hugs*
im so sorry katy, you must feel so awful...
dont 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, promise
 
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