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Old 07-31-2012, 08:21 PM   #1 
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Hospital Tank Questions

Hi. I need some advice and some questions answered about hospital tanks. What I want is for my male betta to be healthy again and pretty again. A few months ago when I was new to fishkeeping I thought a 1G bowl with weekly water changes would be fine for bettas. Since then I have learned more and have upgraded to a 10 gallon heated and filtered tank that is cycled. I plan to use the 1g bowl as a hospital so as not to harm his tank mates. Unfortunatly the fact that I upgraded doesn't fix the damage done to my betta. While he was in the 1g bowl he developed really bad fin rot, ich, and his eyes turned black. I already medicated his fin rot although his fins are still ragged. So my questions are:

1. Is there anyway to fix his ragged fins and completely heal him of the fin rot?

2. What is the best way to heal ich?

3. Is there a way to fix his black eyes?

4. Would i be able to do these all at once or only one at a time?

5. What should I do to prevent ich in my 10g tank?

6. I'm not sure if he has swim bladder or not but if he does how should I fix that?

7. Is there anything else wrong with him that you can see in the photos?

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1. Is there anyway to fix his ragged fins and completely heal him of the fin rot?
Pristine water is the best preventative medicine
2. What is the best way to heal ich?
Everyone seems to have different products for clearing up ich. I like using coppersafe and aquarium salt.
3. Is there a way to fix his black eyes?
I'm not sure I understand the question, sorry.
4. Would i be able to do these all at once or only one at a time?
Fin rot is a water quality issue, as is ich. Coppersafe shouldn't delay the fins' healing.
5. What should I do to prevent ich in my 10g tank?
Pristine, warm water.
6. I'm not sure if he has swim bladder or not but if he does how should I fix that?
Why do you think he has a swim bladder issue?
7. Is there anything else wrong with him that you can see in the photos?
The photos are way too small to see any details. Is there any way you could get clearer photos?
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