What up fish tank people!
fishtanktv.com Dustin’s fish tanks bringing it to you. Sick
again… yes I am sick. My fish are also sick. It’s a sick video. I want to show you wants
going on. I left work early today because I was a snots sprinkler. Didn’t really feel
that bad until I started chilling at home. Then it kind of hit me so I been kind of taking
it easy. But I owe you a video. And I want to tell you what’s going on. First and foremost,
I hate killing fish and I absolutely killed 3 of the festivum you see here, this guy.
And I 3 of the severums that I had that I got from Peru. So I’m kind of sad about that
but I killed enough fish in my day to not get overly sad. I figure you all can learn
something from it. So I’m going to do this video, as bummed as I am about the fish. I
left the fish on Friday in the 125 and we had a really really cold spell then a really
really warm spell. I had like 3 heaters in the greenhouse. I left them, had Brian check
on them and he said that the festivums looked fine. Those guys right there. I thought they
were good. He said they looked good. Well what happen was that they had some big gills,
something was wrong with their gills. When they died, their gills swelled up. It wasn’t
something I can actually; otherwise I would have taken preventative measures. The purpose
of this video is to show you guys how I am treating these guys and how it’s going. I
haven’t done a video on sick fish in quite a long time. I am kind of pumped to show you
this. I’ve got them in a 20-gallon tank. How to make sick fish feel better. 20-gallon tank.
Probably 3/4 of the way full. What I’m doing is I’ve got a big oversized heater and I’m
running the tank at 82 so it’s a little warm. I’m not sure if you can see that. The purpose
of that is to heat it up so the parasites, so the fish metabolism speeds up so it can
process it. It might kill the parasites. What I mean is you want the tank warm. You definitely
want it warm. What I am using here, I’m not sure how to pronounce it. Brian gave it to
me. It’s pronounced Malachite green and methyl blue and these are obviously not the original
containers but you’re going to want to follow the instructions. I’m doing 2 drops everyday
on these. And I been running it. I have not done water changes. It says not to do water
changes because you want that stuff to really sit down in there. Some of my older videos,
I’ve battles some ich because I added fish too quick to a new tank. And I was doing water
changes when I shouldn’t have been doing water changes. You’re supposed to just let the tank
sit with the medicine and let the medicine do its work. So I been doing 2 drops of each.
I started doing this on Sunday. The one fish I put in here didn’t make it. It was one of
the severums. It could barely swim. It was out of it. I probably should have just euthanized
but I didn’t. I tried giving it a shot to live. But it didn’t make it. Everyone else
is doing good. What I’m doing is I’m feeding them the best I’ve got which is bloodworms.
Feeding them bloodworms. And I been soaking them in this stuff and I been trying to give
them whatever good stuff I can through there. Feed them the best stuff you can. So that
is what I’m doing. Feed them bloodworms. I been doing this for 4 days. I’m going to do
this for 7 days. This is a very important thing to do here. You want to complete the
cycle of the medicine. The fish look good now. They are swimming around. They look hungry.
They know I’m around. They are active. So this is all a good sign. I will slowly feed
them in a second. But you also want to treat all the fish. Treat them the whole duration.
Treat all the fish. Treat them for a full or maybe even 7-8 days. I’m actually going
to do a water change tomorrow. So go about 4 days then mix it up and do a water change
then add the medication back in. so high temps. Medicate. Do not do water changes. Do water
change about half way through the treatment but read the medication. Again the medication
is malachite green and methyl blue. This stuff by the way, keep way the hell away from your
kids. It will make a huge mess. I want to pour this in here and my goal here is to see
the severum eat. I’m sure these guys will eat but here you go boys. As you can see there,
hungry, happy. The severum comes over and you can see some spots on him. I thought that
was ich, its actually not. It’s some other kind of parasite. These are actually wild
caught fish so who knows what they are carrying with them. I take the rat but I killed them.
The temperature swings didn’t help. So I am sad about it. Don’t give me and scuff about
it because I’m already bummed that I killed some fish I brought back from Peru. I really
wanted a school of festivums to be honest and now I only have one. Maybe I will hit
up my man Devin with Margarita Tours and have him ship me some. They are eating. This is
a good sign. Treat all the fish. Do the full cycle. Let them roll. That’s what’s going
on. I’m pumped to see him eating right there. My man, its my last guy, its my last severum.
My fish are getting healthy. I need to get healthy. I been sick back to back. Kids just
tear it out of ya. I wanted to show you guy show I’m doing it. I would love to hear your
comments on treating sick fish. I don’t have sick fish all that often. This was kind of
a new experience to me. Usually I’m not good at treating them. They are sick they usually
end up dying. So I’m glad able to get these guys eating. If they are eating that’s a good
sign. If they are not eating, you might be in trouble. Try some garlic. That’s what’s