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Old 05-01-2013, 07:40 PM   #131 
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Let me honest here. Very few betta make it back after pine coning. You are doing fantastic.

Cheering for you and this gives hope to other keepers with fish fighting dropsy.


Thank you so much! I really hope others find this thread, and can help their guys.

I can't wait to put him home!
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:40 PM   #132 
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I'm glad your betta is doing well, he looks much better! I lost my betta when his scales looked like that...it's great your betta is nearly recovered from it :)


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I'm really sorry about your fish. :(
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:40 PM   #133 
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I think he's getting better scale-wise... but he's been very listless the past 2 days....

He will chase food but not eat it. (and there's not many places for it to go)

:-/ I hope he pulls through! He normally eats like a pig. I did get him to eat a few pellets.. but he wasn't interested in the vitachem/garlic soaked ones...



Still sticking out a tad



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Old 05-02-2013, 10:41 PM   #134 
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As long as he IS eating, it's a good sign. How has his poop looked?
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Old 05-03-2013, 01:14 AM   #135 
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Medicine can have that effect. Ideally, I'd like him to stay in until all of his scales are completely down but I don't want to OD his system either. Rachelle, it's your call. If you think he's okay to head back home, go for it. But if you think he can stand a few more days of treatment, go for that. You do what's best because you know him best.

If you do move him home, I'd suggest keeping him in at least 1 tsp of epsom salts per gallon for a week or more to be on the safe side.

No matter what, you've done a fantastic job with the little guy.
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Old 05-03-2013, 03:44 AM   #136 
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Thanks!

Depending on how he looks, I might put him home when I get home from work.. I mean, today would be better than any other day because I'll be home all weekend to watch him.

I'll keep you posted!
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Old 05-03-2013, 03:47 PM   #137 
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Okay. Today is the day! He's going home! He's been listless and pale.. and still a tad pineconed.. but he needs to go home.. he hasn't improved at all over the past week, so I'm hoping his home will do the trick. It's warmer than my 29G tank that's for sure!

I hope he will be okay. I have him acclimating right now, and I did a quick 50% water change (I've been doing them all along ) and added about 1-1.5 tsp of epson salt per gallon.

Keep your fingers crossed everyone!
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Old 05-03-2013, 04:00 PM   #138 
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All fingers crossed over here, both my girlfriend and I. Ghost Cass and Gay Tony are crossing their fins too. Come on Mr Squiggles... You can do it...
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:15 PM   #139 
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:(

I don't know what to do. Now that he's under his normal lighting.. he's so pale... his fins aren't even red anymore (see avatar).. he doesn't have a shimmer..

He was swimming around a bit before... but now he's up at the top of his tank just sitting there.

This reminds me of my Magikarp before I lost him :(
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:( If he doesn't feel well still, he'll probably be paler. Can't remember if I mentioned it but you may want to keep him in 1 tsp of epsom salts per gallon to be on the safe side. If you have any Indian Almond leaf or decaffeinated pure green tea, you can add that as a source of tannins as well.
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