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Old 05-31-2012, 11:20 PM   #11 
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I've heard that sometimes velvet doesn't show up and you need to use a flashlight to see the specks, which I have done in the photos. I have not seen it first hand, however, and like to be sure.
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Hmm I sent a PM to OFL so she should be over when she gets on.
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Old 05-31-2012, 11:24 PM   #13 
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Old 06-01-2012, 08:53 AM   #14 
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I know the temperature fluctuations aren't doing him any good (and the darting/stress from temperature fluctuations could end up with parasites, which is a possibility) but like you said there isn't much you can do about it.
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:07 AM   #15 
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But how do I best deal with his problem now? Today he is completely lethargic. He is floating at the top of his tank not moving at all, breathing lightly. He'll react when I put my finger near him, he'll flare for a little bit at his reflection, and he will eat. However, his actions are limited and he is really not looking well at all.
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hmmm maybe its internal. Try an epsom salt treatment, along with another batch of fresh water. If it is internal parasites it should help. If you do start with 1 tbs per gallon. If no signs of improvement within 2-3 days bump it up to 2 tbs per gallon.
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Where do you have him right now? have him somewhere away from windows, drafts, etc which can help with fluctuations... Remember, the higher up the warmer it is. The lower it is, the colder it is. Placing syran wrap (with gaps or holes) on top during the night may help with high fluctuations.

I haven't seen a youngin's health decrease like this for quite a while... last time I did I had no idea what I was doing. We would definitely need OFL in on this and she would know a heck of a lot more!

edit: I agree.....btw how has his poo looked? Very fine and thin?
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We haven't had a temperature spike since that one day. I cannot place the tank anywhere else, but it is mostly near the wall with a little bit of window near him. He has an elite brand heater and his water has now remained constant at 78 degrees.



I have the window closed today because its a little chilly with the breeze. I tested his water right before going to bed and he has 0ppm of everything. I vacuumed his tank and his poop was all normal looking; I saw no white or stringy poop at all.
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I haven't seen a youngin's health decrease like this for quite a while...
There is another thread titled something like "help bettas health rapidly decreasing"

I'm trying to help them out too. Her poor fish sounds like it got a slew of problems within four days.
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hmmm I have some of my boys in similar placements, but they have a heater. If you can, bump the heater up to 80 or 82 degrees. It'll help a little.
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