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Old 02-07-2013, 11:44 AM   #31 
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Indian Almond Leaf or naturally dried oak leaves work.It sours of tannins that may help . You need to rinse the leaves and crumble into the water to make it dark brown. You can also just place the leaf in the water but it takes a little longer for the tannins to seep out.
Tannins have antibacterial and antiparasitic properties and also help to acidify the water and turn it dark colored. This simulates a bettas natural habitat which can help put the betta at ease. The tannins will help to combat infection.




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Old 02-07-2013, 12:39 PM   #32 
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Indian Almond Leaf or naturally dried oak leaves work.It sours of tannins that may help . You need to rinse the leaves and crumble into the water to make it dark brown. You can also just place the leaf in the water but it takes a little longer for the tannins to seep out.
Tannins have antibacterial and antiparasitic properties and also help to acidify the water and turn it dark colored. This simulates a bettas natural habitat which can help put the betta at ease. The tannins will help to combat infection.

thanks, so if I use IAL, then I do not need AQ salt, right?
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:38 PM   #33 
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Not for mild fin rot. Aq salt can be used in other external problems like parasites or scale problems.
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:11 PM   #34 
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You wrote that final AQ salt water change will be on 1/11/13. Since you almost done with the treatment it better to finish full course of it:)How is he doing?
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You wrote that final AQ salt water change will be on 1/11/13. Since you almost done with the treatment it better to finish full course of it:)How is he doing?
he did really well after rehab into the tank.
but he had bacterial infection and he died last Friday 2/1/13 IIRC in the QT tank. I went out to get some antibiotics but was too late when I got home.
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I'm sorry for your loss :(
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I'm sorry for your loss :(
yes, he was quite a character, every day when I got home, he would be like a puppy welcoming me to the tank and then stay really still waiting for his NLS at the feeding spot...we bonded what can I say it was a good 40 days for both of us
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