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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-24-2011, 01:29 PM
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awww I am so sorry :( he had a great, long life with you and I am sure he was very happy to have a good home with someone who knows how to treat bettas right! I totally understand how u feel, I had bought a double tail betta with SDB (they are very prone to it because of their short bodies) and he lived for less three two weeks, I treated him with AQ salt with no success, and it is so painful to see them so sick.
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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-24-2011, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you soooo much Peaches!!! He lived a good long life. At nearly four years old, it was just his time to go. He was a veil tail, but he had a very compact body shape like a double tail, and he's had SBD issues on and off throughout his life. I guess it just slowly wore out his swim bladder.

I saw that you treated with AQ salt, you know you're supposed to use epsom salt for SBD, right? Just making sure, I get them mixed up all the time lol! AQ salt is for external injuries/fin tears, and epsom is for bloating/SBD/internal infections that cause swelling.

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Sullivan- Orange rose tail halfmoon male
Daisy- Mustard Gas (black and yellow) veil tail female
Milton- Teal butterfly halfmoon male (mom's betta)

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aww, your welcome. yeah It can be chronic for some bettas. but WOW four years old, was he a pet store betta? if so than that is REALLY impressive, most pet store bettas are 6-12 months old, so people wonder why their bettas don't live as long as they should. oh and yes I used epsom salt, but after 10 days I had to stop using it and he wasn't getting better

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