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Old 08-03-2012, 10:59 PM   #1 
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What stuff will I need for a betta emergency kit thing?

I need to know everything I will need, so that I can be prepared if one of my bettas get sick. So if someone could tell me that would be great:)
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Old 08-03-2012, 11:04 PM   #2 
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Ummm what I have is this:

1 gallon kritter keeper
AQ salt
A cup to help with cleanings

And also there are IAL leaves you can use, as well as Epsom salt...
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Old 08-04-2012, 12:04 AM   #3 
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ok thanks, anything else?
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Old 08-04-2012, 05:26 AM   #4 
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Aquarium salt and Epsom for sure but for actual meds:

API Furan 2 - treats both gram negative and gram positive bacteria such as columnaris
API General cure for parasites
Quick Cure (malachite green) for ick and fungus

I also have: API Tetracycline - which is also an anti bacterial med.
Jungle Anti Parasite fizz tabs - treats external parasites
Jungle Anti Parasite pellets - Internal parasites but bettas won't eat them
Krodon's Fish Protector - helps heal fins and scales.
Amquel Plus - detoxifies Ammonia, nitrite and nitrate
Mardel Maracyn 2 - Anti Bacterial for gram negative bacteria.

You do not NEED all that stuff. Most of it is leftover from when I lived in Alaska and did not have easy access to the API meds. The Fish Protector and Amquel plus I used for their water when I moved from Alaska to New York in January. The fizzy tabs I got to make my own medicated pellets using their actual food. Amazingly enough, it worked. Maracyn 2 is popular but I had to OD the fish on it to get it to work...supposingly if your PH is too high, its not as effective.

There is a whole bunch of crap you can get but I would just get API Furan 2. You should have something on hand in cause of columnaris which can kill quickly and Quick Cure for Ich and velvet.

This site lists a few different meds and what they are for.
http://www.americanaquariumproducts.com/Pimafix.html
http://www.americanaquariumproducts.com/Quickcure.html

OH - do not get bettafix or anything ending in FIX.

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Old 08-04-2012, 10:36 AM   #5 
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I remember seeing a thread on this. Here it is:
http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=95058
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Old 08-04-2012, 12:09 PM   #6 
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ok thanks, @ HopeSeeker I love your avi!
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Old 08-04-2012, 11:54 PM   #7 
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ok thanks, @ HopeSeeker I love your avi!
Thanks!! Unfortunately, he's my tailbiter. He started shortly after it was created by someone on here. His fins haven't been as full since. I think he wants to be a plakat....lol!
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lol so true:)
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