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post #21 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-11-2013, 10:26 PM
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I'm so glad that your mom got Chance for you, I really hope he gets better since he's already survived quite a bit.

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post #22 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-12-2013, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
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he is doing a bit better today. Redness has been reduced and is swimming around.

still breathing really fast, he is staying close to the top of the tank though, and regularly gulping in air, I think there could be permanent damage to his gills, sometimes bubbles come out of them.
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post #23 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-12-2013, 04:03 PM
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You posted that the ammonia levels where catatonic. He was living in that for how long?? It is truely amazing that he is alive and that he is now with you.
If he does have permante gill damage at least he will be breathing clean air and be swimming in clean water and has a owner who loves him.
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post #24 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-12-2013, 05:30 PM
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Chance and Karma are both cute names.

He's pretty, I hope he gets to feeling better soon. :)

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Subscribing to this thread and sending good vibes Chance's way!

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post #26 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-12-2013, 10:34 PM
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I think you should call him Lucky! But chance is good too. Hope he makes it!!!
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post #27 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-12-2013, 11:47 PM
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How's he doing? I'm sure he's very greatful for your and your mom's help! I think for living the way he was a gill problem seems pretty lucky! A betta hammock will do him good, The diy ones are super easy I'm sure you have probably seen them and probably have one too! his quality of life is 100% better than before even if he has a slight health problem!


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post #28 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-13-2013, 05:16 AM
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I had gotten a few bettas from petco with ammonia reading that even turned the test water blue amazingly enough they all went on to live for a few years. One of them is the guy in my siggy

If you can find methelene blue - that can sometimes help with rapid gill movement and can supposedly help with nitrite poisioning.

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post #29 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-13-2013, 12:59 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! 3rd day of antibiotics and he seems to perking up, the redness is nearly gone! Still refuses to eat pellets though but is eating frozen brineshrimp like a champ.

The gills I think will be this way for life, his gills are moving very rapidly. I even compared it with slade's and yeah, its like 2x as fast. as long as he can live with it, i think it should be okay. =)
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What a pretty boy. He is more than lucky that your mom brought him home to you, you're doing a great job caring for him. :) Good luck!!

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