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Old 05-28-2012, 01:13 AM   #41 
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You use Clove Oil, small amounts at first until the fish goes belly up (it's used as an anesthetic) then you add more until the fish passes. It's usually suggested you place them in the freezer after for a little while just to completely make sure that they are indeed no longer with us before burying them or flushing.
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Old 05-28-2012, 01:20 AM   #42 
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Wow that's interesting, though sad as well
Thank you so much for your help
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Old 05-28-2012, 09:46 AM   #43 
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So is gill flakes contagious? I am concerned about your other guy who was in the same tank. I would think if he is ok for now more then a week then it good. You might just need to do extra water changes? And don't share anything between Mac's and other bettas.

I wish you good luck to get in the vet school. Don't give up. You probably need good recommendations to get in the school?
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Old 05-28-2012, 11:00 AM   #44 
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It's a parasite, so yes, it would be contagious. other guy appears to be fine so far. Luckily, I noticed this whole problem while doing a very thorough tank cleaning/ water change, so things are in good shape. I'm just going to keep feeding him good quality food and change the water and hope everything stays good.

Sakura, is there anything I can use in place of almond or oak leaves? I think i read once certain kinds of teas will work? I don't know... I think waiting that long for them to ship if I bought online would maybe be too late..

Thanks ANHEL :) Yes, it's quite a process. I'm Canadian, so I am only allowed to apply to one school in the country, who only takes 125 students a year, which slows things down. And yes, you do have to submit references and recommendations when you apply.
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Old 05-28-2012, 07:28 PM   #45 
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Classic, you can try decaffeinated green tea, pure green tea with no additional flavors. You can either soak the teabag directly in the tank until the water changes color or you can steep it first and then pour the tea into the tank. Some bettas have experienced shock so it's best to either steep it directly in the tank or pour the tea in very gradually. You can also use rooibos or red tea too.
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Old 06-01-2012, 12:39 AM   #46 
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Mac passed away today. Poor little guy :(

Thanks everyone for your help and support.
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Old 06-01-2012, 12:46 AM   #47 
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I'm so sorry, Classic. :( The two of you fought the good fight and you took really great care of him to the end.
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Old 06-01-2012, 01:10 PM   #48 
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so sorry, you did everything you could to help him :(
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