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Old 11-19-2012, 12:03 AM   #71 
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Can you check the medicatin bottle and tell me if any of the ingredient is
praziquantel, malachite green, methlyene blue, or acriflavine ? Those usually really helpful with external parasites. But the medication you are using right now i think i used long time ago when i had my first fish . And it helped , but i used it longer than it recommended though.

Are you able to raise the temperature up to 84*? It will help to speed up the parasites life cycle and they will fall faster. And some even said it can kill them. I know recommended temperature is even 86* But i am not sure if it ok to do it with medication. I would think 84* with medications and salt would be fine. If you able to do it do it really gradually so you don't shock him with drastic difference. About 1-2* every 2 hours.
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:28 AM   #72 
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Hello, he is at 82 right now, I can move it up. The medication is Malachite green. :) Today he is swimming around his tank, so that is a good sign :) Thank you
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Sounds okay 82F is a great temp.
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Your welcome wish your Betta the best.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:05 AM   #76 
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Try 84* slowly if you can only for the that period of time that you are treating him though. If it a problem keep him in 82* with daily water changes. Give us updated please, good luck.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:20 AM   #77 
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just throw in a IAL then your good make sure you dont change water for a week after you put in the IAL
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what;s IAL?
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just throw in a IAL then your good make sure you dont change water for a week after you put in the IAL
Indian Almond Leaves. When fish are sick they are vulnerable to other diseases so extra water changes will be needed.
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:52 PM   #80 
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I have been changing the water. I am concerned he is so jumpy, if I go anywhere near the tank he will fly across the water and go crazy, his face looks awful and grey and his fins are breaking off bit by bit, the bits float in the water. Especially when he dashes around, I am not sure what else to do, I am finding it very stressful. I have a 3 year old and I am 7 months pregnant, so this is a big stress, I am really trying but I do not know what else to do x
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