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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-25-2011, 02:17 PM Thread Starter
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Betta first aid kit, a fabulous idea? :)

Today after slaving over the sink with water changes, chemical tests, and organizing my betta first aid kit I wondered if anyone else here made one. They are nifty to have and I think its good to be prepared! what is included in yours? Or... if you dont have one, would you think it be a good idea to make one and what would you put in it? 0.o Any recommended medications, please post for everyone to see!!!!! =3

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My Betta kit includes:

Medications/Removers
* Aquarium salt (many purposes :p)
* Topfin Ammonia Remover
* Pimafix (bacterial infections)
* API Bettafix ( for damaged fins, scales, and stress)
* Melafix (fish infections and fin regrowth)
* Betta Revive (baterial, fungal, protozoan diseases)

( I am getting more meds soon! )

Water treatment
* Tetra Aquasafe water conditioner plus bioextract
* Aqueon Bettabowl plus water conditioner
*Tetra Betta Safe water conditioner
* Jungle Clear Water (cloudy water treatment)

Extra foods
*NLS Betta Formula
*Tetra Bloodworms
*Aqueon Natural Betta Pellets
*Hikari Biogold pellets
*SFBB Beefheart cubes (freezer )
*SFBB Daphnia ( freezer )
*Tetra tropical flakes ( yuck! :p )


Chemical Tests

*Mardel Master Test Kit: Ammonia, Ph, Alkalinity, Harness, Nitrates, Nitrites
* those tiny thin skinney beakers for water testing strips
* chemical test color charts

Other
*Petsmart Manuals:
- Betta guide
- Fish disease diagnose and treatment
- General fish care
- Aquarium set up/ cycling process

* spare thermometers
* aquarium nets
* soft plastic tweezers
*eyedroppers for medications
* 1/2 gal quarantine tank
* 8 portable betta temporary storage containers w/ lids ( from the petstores in case of tornados or fires! I keep my babies super safe :p )

All this except my freezer foods and my quarantine tank are stored in a small, clear, storable tub with a sealed lid.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-25-2011, 06:10 PM
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I keep the basics around in my first aid kit.
  • epsom salt
  • aquarium salt
  • IAL leaves
  • stress coat
  • maracyn 2 (just incase
  • ethromycin (just incase)
  • betta revive
  • 1 gallon quarantine critter keeper with heater
I think is a good idea to have a few things around, just in case something happens at an unfortunate time...which is usually does.

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Wow.
that's an amazing thing for you to do. So many things, larsa!
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-26-2011, 12:36 AM
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This is a really good idea! I have AQ salt on hand and extra food. I really need to get and extra quarantine tank and a portable cup just in case. Thanks for the ideas!
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Someone should package all this inside a 1gal Critter Keeper and sell them.
As like an actual Betta first aid kit.


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littlebittyfish...espom salt? o.o im interested in that. those leaves are a GREAT idea... im trying to find some for my fishes :) there has been a lot of fires recently here in Texas so i have to be prepared! I love your signature btw :3 I have been trying to make one like that

articrain, a critter keeper can be used a quarantine tank as long as you get a small filter :p they are like 10 at walmart.

hmmmmm sell betta first aid kits :p nifty

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i dont have a kit per say but my grey stand has a shelf with water conditioner, melafix,, primafix, whitespot treatment some other stuff a little basket holding all my master test kit bits a few 5ml and 1ml syringes for getting the right doses for medications and also sucking water out of the tank for the test tubes.
i also have my food stored all over the place; the micro pellets are by the lady tank cause thats who its for *guppies* and the algae pellets are there also cause the cat fish is in there, um the pellets and daphina i have tipped a bit of each into little containers and stacked the rest in the freezer to get more life out of it ^-^

Female Bettas:Gaia,Bubbles,Tabitha, Rani, Kelsey, 4 unnamed Male Bettas:Oscar, Spyro, Cookie Monster, Kermit The Frog, Grover II, Alvin, Archillies, Moostash
Snails: Yoshi,Peach,Lugi,Mario
Others:Quismodo, Esmerelda, Lavern, Banch(<Guppies) 2 unnamed bristle noses, 2 unnamed reticulate "yoyo" loaches
Furbabies: Kobi & Beau
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i dont have a kit per say but my grey stand has a shelf with water conditioner, melafix,, primafix, whitespot treatment some other stuff a little basket holding all my master test kit bits a few 5ml and 1ml syringes for getting the right doses for medications and also sucking water out of the tank for the test tubes.
i also have my food stored all over the place; the micro pellets are by the lady tank cause thats who its for *guppies* and the algae pellets are there also cause the cat fish is in there, um the pellets and daphina i have tipped a bit of each into little containers and stacked the rest in the freezer to get more life out of it ^-^

I also have epson salt AQ salt and 2 3 gal critter keepers plus a heap of containers for QT then if i need a heater ive always got a spare somewhere

Female Bettas:Gaia,Bubbles,Tabitha, Rani, Kelsey, 4 unnamed Male Bettas:Oscar, Spyro, Cookie Monster, Kermit The Frog, Grover II, Alvin, Archillies, Moostash
Snails: Yoshi,Peach,Lugi,Mario
Others:Quismodo, Esmerelda, Lavern, Banch(<Guppies) 2 unnamed bristle noses, 2 unnamed reticulate "yoyo" loaches
Furbabies: Kobi & Beau
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Someone should package all this inside a 1gal Critter Keeper and sell them.
As like an actual Betta first aid kit.

I actually looked on EBAY for a possible spawn set up, but nothing.

Female Bettas:Gaia,Bubbles,Tabitha, Rani, Kelsey, 4 unnamed Male Bettas:Oscar, Spyro, Cookie Monster, Kermit The Frog, Grover II, Alvin, Archillies, Moostash
Snails: Yoshi,Peach,Lugi,Mario
Others:Quismodo, Esmerelda, Lavern, Banch(<Guppies) 2 unnamed bristle noses, 2 unnamed reticulate "yoyo" loaches
Furbabies: Kobi & Beau
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