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Old 10-06-2012, 08:37 PM   #21 
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I think you can rest easy, lablovr. You don't have a sick betta on your hands, although you might have a tailbiting brat. :)
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:42 PM   #22 
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LOL! You can never be too sure! I'll keep him in AQ for a few days, but how often should I change the water since he's in 1 gallon? 100% everyday? OFL says she doesn't like to do 100% with compromised fish or during treatments, but does he count as compromised? I wish he was in one of the cycled tanks, so the water would be better.
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:46 PM   #23 
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He doesn't count as compromised but he could count as stressed and if the 100% changes stress him out even more, his immune system will become compromised and his ability to fight off diseases will decrease.

In a 1 gallon to avoid 100% changes, you could do 50% every other day.
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:55 PM   #24 
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Ok, Thanks! So in a few days, I should be able to add him in a divided tank? 100% definitely stress him out. :( His quarantine time will actually end tomorrow. This is the only problem he's had.
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:56 PM   #25 
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Yup, he looks healthy enough to go into a divided tank to me. :)
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:19 PM   #26 
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I'm having trouble keeping his tank warm as the smallest heater I have is 7.5w, and it gets it too warm. My 10 gallon and 5 gallon are heated. Should I float him in a cup, or go ahead and put him in the 5 gallon?
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:41 PM   #27 
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I'd go ahead and put him in. I think he's in the clear.
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:25 PM   #28 
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Most of the time, fin biting does appear like mouth-shaped bits taken out of the fin but on a few occasions, I've had my bettas literally shred their fins into ribbons.
Yeah, Fishie shredded his fins like ribbons first, an then within a few days he'd chomped all of those ribbony pieces until they were short.
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