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Old 08-04-2012, 08:39 PM   #11 
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Is that white colouration fuzzy/soft looking at all? Or is it like the rest of his scales, only pale? That will help figure out what's happening with it.
Not fuzzy or cottony at all, just his normal scales but lacking colour...

Ok, looks like I am off to the pet store first thing tomorrow to look for some of that salt.... I assume PetSmart will have it - hopefully because it is about my only option here and ordering online usually takes forever because most things come from the US and take a while to get to Canada.

I feel terrible that I caused this by not changing the water
I honestly had no idea. The petsmart employee said she had the same tank that I was in buying & she'd had it for 4 months so far and hadn't had to do anything more than change the filter...I assumed she knew what she was talking about. My mistake & lesson learned!

I was under the impression that he was marbling and not actually sick or in danger, so I went ahead and put him into the fresh/clean home tank again. I hope I didn't cause more problems.

No worries about hijacking, I know we are all here trying to help out sick animals!
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Old 08-04-2012, 08:52 PM   #12 
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I am surprised I didn't kill my CT after I didn't change the water in his 6 gallon for 2 months and did a 100% change
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Old 08-04-2012, 08:55 PM   #13 
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I am surprised I didn't kill my CT after I didn't change the water in his 6 gallon for 2 months and did a 100% change
I am hoping that because I add a few cup fulls of fresh (conditioned) water every week (due to evaporation) that maybe there was less buildup and fresh water won't be quite as much of a shock to his system... wishful thinking maybe, but I'm going with it for now!
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Old 08-04-2012, 08:59 PM   #14 
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The worst thing that ever happened to me is changing the water 100% in my 29 gallon tank which shocked my fish and I lost 6 platies, a dwarf gourami, 8 platy fry, and a clown pleco.
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The worst thing that ever happened to me is changing the water 100% in my 29 gallon tank which shocked my fish and I lost 6 platies, a dwarf gourami, 8 platy fry, and a clown pleco.
That's too bad :(
How long did it take before they died? He's been in the new water for about 14 hours now... would it have happened already, or is it a slower process? So far he is still acting the same as always and doesn't look any different than this morning...
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They died in a matter of hours
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Old 08-04-2012, 09:26 PM   #17 
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I cant believe it every time I hear something a pet store person has told someone not to change their Bettas water. Thats so crazy !!!! I hope your guy gets better soon !
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They died in a matter of hours
Well, maybe I am in the clear then *fingers crossed* because I just checked him and I had to wake him up because he was all nestled into his plants in the dark room, but he is still alive and swimming!
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I cant believe it every time I hear something a pet store person has told someone not to change their Bettas water. Thats so crazy !!!! I hope your guy gets better soon !
Thanks, I hope so too!
I was mad when my mother in law bought the fish for my son because I have enough responsibility right now, but I have become pretty attached to him!
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I feel ya, I kept my betta in a 2 gallon bowl before I knew what they really needed
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