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Old 11-21-2012, 03:48 PM   #101 
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What does that mean? When i first got the fish the tank wasn't cycled so I had to cycle it with the fish. I got the fish for my birthday. can he get poisoning from 0.25?
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:52 PM   #102 
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Big time he might have fin rot.
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:55 PM   #103 
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When you treat with medications and do 100% water changes you don't need a filter. Take filter out. I don't even know if filter can carry parasite, since it in the water .... Take it out just rinse it and let it dry out. Do not use the filter until he, i hope will recover. If you have 2.5 gall you can just do 1-50 and 1-100% water changes a week without a filter. Or 2x50 and 1-100% a week. But it when he recover. For now take it out and continue the treatment. Somehow i thought that instructions on medications bottle will tell you to remove the filter.

Don't get upset you really do everything you can to help him. If you can keep offering him food and remove uneaten. Give us update please.

Sorry we posted at the same time. I didn't see your last post. I have to log out thought for now.
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:09 PM   #104 
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I asked because if the ammonia. Filters greatly benefit all fish.
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:46 PM   #105 
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Well we need to get him better first. So your ammonia down to 0 now. Just keep treating him and take filter out for now. Since we determined that he indeed has ext parasites you really doing best/ right treatment for him.
Then of course if tank is cycled you need filter. For bettas it really optional . Especially if tank is smaller than 5-10 gall. If you don't cycle you don't need filter. For me i don't like to cycle so i don't have filters.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:08 PM   #106 
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You can cycle without a filter. Its like IAL they greatly benefit from it but most do not need it.
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:50 PM   #107 
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OK. Todays update, I changed him again today, he has aquarium salt and his medication, he is eating well. And he is swimming around a lot, i know he is stressed, I am more concerned with his appearance now not so much his behavior his chin and neck is silver, looks weird. So is by him gills, almost looks like his scale has come off and is grey. I think his fins have stopped breaking, but they look scruffy now. I don't know what to think, but I think it is helping him.
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:51 PM   #108 
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On the medication bottle it says it is ok to use a filter.
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:00 PM   #109 
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When you finish with medications use 2 tsp/gall of the aquarium salt with temperature raised. I would take filter out, wash it and let it dry out to make sure it don't carry parasites. And the same with gravel and any discoloration, plants.You really don't need the filter any way since you do 100% water changes.
I think all discoloration that he has due to parasites. Don't stop the aquarium salt you can use it up to 14 days. But when you done medications make sure you do 100% water changes with salt daily.
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I am pretty sure it is 1 teaspoon.
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