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Old 01-16-2013, 03:16 PM   #11 
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Ok, yesterday was day 5 of his treatment with the Maracide. He seems brighter. Hes swimming around and wanting to eat! Im not sure if I should do another treatment of the Maracide in a couple of days, or start treating with the betafix to help repair his fins?
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:12 PM   #12 
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I would not use bettafix.

Have you completed a full treatment round of Maracide via the instructions on the bottle?

IMHO, I would go another round. I would always treat for two weeks in the case of parasites because of their life cycle. Also increasing temperature to 85F, temporarily and very slowly at no more than one degree per hour (turn up.. wait to come to temp.. wait an hour.. click up..repeat..) would help.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:38 PM   #13 
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What's wrong with bettafix?
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:16 PM   #14 
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It contains an ingredient that can coat their labyrinth organ and cause them to suffocate. It also isn't a real med and won't really help anything more than what putting neosporin on a cut would, so to me it wouldn't be worth the risk.
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So why do they sell it then for bettas? What ingredient causes the betta to suffocate?

What else can be used for helping the fins grown back?
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:16 PM   #16 
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Tea Tree Oil.

Because people want to make money I guess.

Stress Coat can help. Clean water is the best thing you can do
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:56 PM   #17 
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I have been doing 25% water changes every other day and adding aquarium salt every other day as well. He seems to be doing better. He is still a very picky eater but does eat daily.

Today, my problem is that he got sucked up the filter. Hes ok but he was in it for about 5 hours or longer. I am using a tetra whisper filter which is geared towards aquariums 1-3 gallons. What can I use to put on the end of the filter so he dosent get sucked up again? I feel horrible for my little dude.
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:59 PM   #18 
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Sorry this happened :(

HOBs need a prefilter sponge to make sure this doesn't happen: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...efilter+sponge
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I have one of those! I will put it on tonight! What does HOB stand for?
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:44 PM   #20 
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