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Old 10-13-2012, 04:50 PM   #11 
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Thank you for the advice! Will get that going. Is there really a chance he will make it?
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Old 10-13-2012, 04:51 PM   #12 
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Oh, and is it normal for fish with fungus to lay on their sides like that?
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Old 10-13-2012, 04:54 PM   #13 
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No problem. If you really keep it up, this should perk him up atleast to get him swimming. Use 1 tablespoon per 2 gallons.

Keep us updated!

Also, a good high protein pelleted betta food will help him recover faster. You can also buy bloodworms as treats, or soak the food in garlic juice, as this makes the food more appealing to a betta. you can sink the food down next to him.

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Old 10-13-2012, 04:54 PM   #14 
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Last question (I think) - since he is struggling so much, should I really fill the tank up all the way? I am scared to think he will not be able to make it up to the top to breath
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you can fill it half way, that would be great!


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Old 10-13-2012, 04:58 PM   #16 
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I have blood worms and Tetra BettaMin Tropical Medley. Is there a better food with the higher protein? See? More questions...
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Old 10-13-2012, 05:03 PM   #17 
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I have blood worms and Tetra BettaMin Tropical Medley. Is there a better food with the higher protein? See? More questions...
the more questions the better!


Some FANTASTIC Betta foods:

-hikari bio gold
-New life spectrum(the very best)
-i have aquaeon betta pellets, and for the price they are great
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Old 10-13-2012, 05:49 PM   #18 
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i was always told Hikari changed their formula, and isn't the best any more.

it's not unheard of for ill bettas to just lay about. think about when you have a cold. don't wanna move much, right? :B same with them.

i think... Sakura knows a lot about medication. you could try talking to her if you feel you have to medicate. i can't, for the life of me, remember her full username, though.

New Life Spectrum's the best food, imo. but, i don't know of any pet stores that sell the food. :I
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Old 10-13-2012, 05:53 PM   #19 
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My betta Fred looked like that just not as bad. Its because of the bad water conditions they keep them in. Change his water every day and spinkle a little aquarium salt in it. I also didnt use the betta water like they kept suggestion. I used tap water that I treated myself. Also definitely try to warm up the water hes in.
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dont forget the AQ salt MUST be dissolved before adding
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