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Old 10-28-2008, 05:46 PM   #21 
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Did Sir Squishy remind you to take your medicine today???
I'm glad you're so happyfull!
yes in fact he did! like he does everyday... years from now news headlines will say how a fish saved someone's life... XD
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Old 10-28-2008, 09:35 PM   #22 
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Are you using table salt or aquarium salt? I use just a pinch of aquarium salt in my gallon containers. I wouldn't use table salt. I use aquarium salt as a disease preventative. Someone else will have to advise you about the swollen gill but if he is scratching himself on everythhing, he may have velvet or ick. I can't tell from the pics if its either one of those.
There is nothing wrong with table salt. Table salt works just as well as aquarium salt. The amount of iodine concentration in it is nothing to worry about contrary to how some people interpret it.
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Old 10-28-2008, 10:28 PM   #23 
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I had read on bettatalk.com not to use table salt. I'm glad to know that it's ok to use it.
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Old 10-29-2008, 07:27 PM   #24 
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There is nothing wrong with table salt. Table salt works just as well as aquarium salt. The amount of iodine concentration in it is nothing to worry about contrary to how some people interpret it.
thats good... whats interesting is my table salt came straight from the Alps from a trip to switzerland!!!! its clean and purified...but not iodized anyways...XD
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Old 10-29-2008, 07:31 PM   #25 
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I had read on bettatalk.com not to use table salt. I'm glad to know that it's ok to use it.
yes! so am I!!! I got some aquarium salt today by the way...but I'll use that for his next water change...
what annoyed me is the pet-store lady (120 miles drive away by the way...but I had a doctors appointment today anyways...) anyways...the pet store lady suggested some sort of betta-disease-getter-rid-of-er (*cant find proper word*) whats weird is when we checked out...she forgot to give it to us!!! and I notice when I get home... *sigh*

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Old 10-29-2008, 07:34 PM   #26 
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thats good... whats interesting is my table salt came straight from the Alps from a trip to switzerland!!!! its clean and purified...but not iodized anyways...XD
Either way, it is fine. The additional iodine will not hurt nor is the concentration harmful enough to ban it for human consumption. The lack of iodine certainly will resulting in goiter.
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Old 10-29-2008, 07:39 PM   #27 
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Either way, it is fine. The additional iodine will not hurt nor is the concentration harmful enough to ban it for human consumption. The lack of iodine certainly will resulting in goiter.
wooohoooooo! I'm happy all over again!!!
me: *starts jumping on bed in celebration with the music turned up* SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
fishy: *in thought bubble* ...oh dear...here we go again...
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Old 10-29-2008, 07:56 PM   #28 
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So both table salt and aquarium salt are ok. Lupin, is it ok for me to use aquarium salt every time I do a water change? I have my bettas in gallon containers. Or would it be better to limit use to when they are sick?
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Old 10-30-2008, 12:59 AM   #29 
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Even with the close-up shots with the magnifying glass, it's hard to see exactly what's wrong. If he's scraping his body against surfaces in the aquarium there's likely some sort of external parasite that's bothering him. There are no signs of ich or velvet though, so it could possibly be gill flukes.
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Old 10-30-2008, 08:34 AM   #30 
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If the betta cure-all was Betta Fix, you are better without it. I am not a fan of Betta Fix and not sure it ever works. I like small frequent water changes for bettas. The salt seems to be working for you, so might as well stick with it.
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