Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : Oscar problems – read description?

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Another user said it was injury, but how long does this take to disappear? It’s been a while now since these two spots have appeared on his fin.

Another thing is, sometimes my oscar will turn pale, like the color of my gravel. This occurs when he swims freely around the tank. If I get black gravel, will he stay that dark color?

Secondly, he will only eat sinking tablets. I put some floating ones but he doesn’t seem to notice them. How do I get him to eat the floating ones? (don’t want him to eat too much gravel)

Answer by luqe89
I cant comment you on those spots because they are too small for me to recognize it. I suggest you to monitor for it.

Pale colour? Its normal. Mine turned pale when she is sleeping or just woke up from sleep or when she is begging for food. Kinda like olive greenish grey or somesort.

If you want him to get a darker colour, get this;
1) clean water at all times, probably several partial water change per week, or at least once a week partial water change. Filtration must be very good. Theres no such thing is overfiltration. You could hook 10 filters in it and its still fine, but you need to manage the output speed(too much filter and makes the water in the tank like a waterfall, so reduce the speed).
2)Make your background sticker using black or dark coloured sticker. If possible use darker coloured or black gravel.
3)Quality foods – High in protein pellets specially made for oscar, this will make them grow big faster, boost their health, and make their red colouration much more striking.This should be yor main diet. Weekly or twice or a month (depends ok?) give him deepfreeze bloodworms, frozen peas and insects such as super worms/meal worms or crickets. make sure those life feeders, the insects have been gut loaded(refer here if unsure what it is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gut_loading) and make sure they are free from parasites, disease and pesticides. Btw, if youre asking how to increase the colour of those black stripes/spots, it is really hard since those are determine by the oscar quality in their genes. Usually high quality oscar(thru several long selective breeding lines) will have very dark stripes.

He only eats shrinking pellets? lol you got the same problem as me. Make sure the oscar knows youre the one giving him the food. Try hand feeding him first at a certain area. If succesful continue for a while.
When do you think he already nows where the food will come, this time, get those floating high quality protein pellets for ciclids, put it in ure palm, when he starts to bite near the water edge, drop those pellets, might take a while. But patient is the key. All i did was hand feed those floating pellets on the water edge, they did accidently bit my fingers, but it doesnt hurt as bad as you thought.

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : Interpret Cholesterol Reading please.?

Got blood work from the doctor. Im a 22year old male. Just curious what they mean I see him again at the end of the month.

TOTAL LDL-C DIRECT176

TOTAL HDL-C DIRECT 47

TOTAL VLDL-C DIRECT 26

SUM TOTAL CHOLESTEROL 249

TRIGLYCERIDES-DIRECT 171

TOTAL NON-HDL-C(LDL+VLDL) 202

TOTAL APOB100 CALC 140

Just got diagnosed with stage 2 hypertension and heart arrhythmia. Put on 10mg beta blockers and family history of heart problems if that helps.
I am a smoker.
social drinker once every few weeks in moderation.
no Drugs.
Just started beta blockers day before blood work.
Not alot of shellfish
eat a good amount of red meats but way more chicken.
* started taking beta blockers day after blood work*****

Answer by Smoky’dad
along with the readings of your issues should be “levels” ie: YOUR LDL 176 Normal range 60-80 (just saying)

IN Reality YOUR HDL @ 47 is way to low it should be closer to 150
” ” ” LDL @ 176 should be closer to 50 Tryglycerides very high too… its diet issues too much eating Crap, and not good stuff , way outta wack …. That being said….you’ve some serious reading to do , and redo and redo again tilll you begin to grasp that at 22 with the issue s you posted You seriously need to clean up your act, OR anticipate having medical problems in your 30’s if Not before……

1 Blood pressure what is it whats good bad? how can I , what should i do what can i change etc etc…

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HighBloodPressure/AboutHi%C3%C3%EF%BF%C3%C3%C3%C3%C3%EF%BF%EF%BF%C3%EF%BF%C3%EF%BF%C3%C3%C3%C3%C3%C3%EF%BF%C3%C3%C3%C3%C3%C3%C3%C3%C3%C3%C3%C3%C3%C3%C3%C3%EF%BF%EF%BF%C3%EF%BF%C3%C3%C3%C3%C3%C3ý%B1%B1%B1%B1%B1%B1%B1%B1ghBloodPressure/Understanding-Blood-Pressure-Readings_UCM_301764_Article.jsp

2) Cholesterol same questions and answers as with BP …..

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/Cholesterol/Cholesterol_UCM_001089_SubHomePage.jsp

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/Cholesterol/AboutCholesterol/What-Your-Cholesterol-Levels-Mean_UCM_305562_Article.jsp

you need to read and save each and every page you can find on BOTH Choleterol and High Blood pressure … You can also look up the nutricional pages as well . see what you can eat to help your cholesterol and High Blood pressure , WATER lower your sodium, exercise diet very important I can suggest things, BUT YOU need to learn how to survive too…. I bet if you ate instant oatmeal every am for breakfast and you would see your numbers Become quite normal…
1200-1500 MG of salt total a day (start reading lables ) Oatmeal. have a beer not 250 , eat veggies and fruits a small protein not a steak every night….1% milk, 1Coffee or tea a day , if you do get high concider what you use and how it affects your body…. Energy drinks >Crap, Mtn dew is like enough sugar for one person for a year other soda is also bad in lesser points.. not all are the same.. get your BP under control
SMOKE Cigs? cut em back seriously Consider quiting I can help with that 2 I quit 10 /2009 (31 months ago ) I still have a pack I bought the night I decide it wasnt worth dieing for after 35 years I decided I wanted to live More

Answer by Babak
hi
it means hypercholestrolemia

beta blockers may alter serum lipids including an increase in the concentration of total triglycerids,total cholesterol,and VLDL cholesterol, and a decrease in the concentration of HDL

Answer by gangadharan nair
Your total cholesterol & HDL ratio is 5.3 (249 mg/dL / 47 mg/dL)
Risk for cardiac diseases is assessed by dividing the total cholesterol level by HDL level. Target values are < 5 for men and < 4.4 for women. Stop cigarette smoking and consumption of alcohol. LDL cholesterol: High LDL level, corresponding to much higher rates for developing symptomatic cardiovascular disease events. (Normal LDL cholesterol: < 100 mg/dL). HDL cholesterol: Medium HDL level (Normal HDL cholesterol: > 40 mg/dL)
VLDL: within the normal limits. (Normal VLDL cholesterol level is between 5 and 40 mg/dL.)
Total cholesterol: High risk (Normal level: < 200 mg/dL) Triglycerides:Slightly above normal (Normal level: < 150 mg/dL) Cardiovascular mortality risk doubles for every 20 mmHg of systolic BP or 10 mmHg of diastolic BP over and above the normal blood pressure of 120/80 mmHg. Control your high blood cholesterol & triglycerides by diet, exercise and statin drugs. Adopt DASH diet (Mediterranean diet). Eat a low-cholesterol, low-fat diet. This kind of diet includes cottage cheese, fat-free milk, fish (not canned in oil), vegetables, poultry, egg whites, and polyunsaturated oils and margarines (corn, safflower, canola, and soybean oils). Avoid foods with excess fat in them such as meat (especially liver and fatty meat), egg yolks, whole milk, cream, butter, shortening, lard, pastries, cakes, cookies, gravy, peanut butter, chocolate, olives, potato chips, coconut, cheese (other than cottage cheese), coconut oil, palm oil, and fried foods.

Answer by Wayne
Cut out the smoking. This will probably get all your numbers right where they belong. Keep an eye on the weight and replace about half of your red meat with veggies. Biggest thing is quit smoking. I did it after 30 years at 3 packs a day. You can do it.

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : if reading horoscopes and stuff is a sin?

and palm reading and that kinda sortve stuff then why did god make things like that by my avatar you can probably see im into zodiac. and if reading your horoscope and getting your palm read is a sin then why is it created. god created everything in the universe. including zodiac your palms being special and so forth so why would it be a sin?
i dont think your getting what im trying to say a geminis personality and stuff has to deal with star alignments god created those stars didnt he

Answer by Nightwind: Mwa ha ha!
By that logic murder and rape aren’t sins since God lets them exist. (I won’t say God created them. He didn’t. he also didn’t create palm reading and horoscopes. Humans did.)

Personally, I don’t think horoscopes are a sin, but I find your logic to be painfully misguided. (I’m also not a Christian)

Answer by CARLA T
You are mixing concepts. First God calls witchcraft sin. Just because we chose to particpate in something doesn’t make it God’s fault. If we chose to participate in something that God hates then He is not the creator of it. God created the heaven and the earth and gave us free reighn on it.

Answer by timelady
From a Christian point of view, any power (like fortune telling) that is not from god is from the devil, so it would be considered a sin.

From an atheist’s point of view, its all BS but if you enjoy it, knock yourself out. Just use it for entertainment purposes only.

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