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Old 07-25-2009, 06:33 AM   #1 
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Question I have a sad fish...

Hi all!

I posted a msg the other day bout my fish having large white spots...in the last 2 days he has seemed to be more lethargic and not as happy...

I want to give him a salt bath (as I think he has some sort of bacteria infection near his gills and Im pretty sure its not ich...well it doesnt look like ich.)

I live in a remote community in the outback of Australia and dont have immediate access to a pet store.
I dont have aquarium salt in my house to give him a salt bath to hopefully help him out.
Can I use normal table salt in a different quantity?
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Old 07-25-2009, 10:24 AM   #2 
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Do NOT use normal table salt!! The iodine in it will kill the betta!
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Old 07-25-2009, 10:31 AM   #3 
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Could you order meds online?
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Old 07-25-2009, 10:54 AM   #4 
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NEVER PUT REG.SALT IN THE TANK! I had a betta fish 2 years ago and it killed him! maybe buy sea salt from the store. that might work 8)
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Old 07-25-2009, 03:04 PM   #5 
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Do you have a picture of the white spots?
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Old 07-25-2009, 10:03 PM   #6 
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oh thank you so much for letting me know about the salt! I would have felt so awful if I had killed him!

I will try and put some pics up later to show you the spots..we will get to the bottom of this!:)

Thanks heaps everyone for all your help!
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Old 07-26-2009, 04:04 AM   #7 
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Here are a few pics of little Scarlets spots...Im really worried about him!
I hope you can help me ork out what is wrong with him.

Ps. Sorry they are a bit blurry...
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Old 07-26-2009, 09:34 AM   #8 
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Hard to tell form the blurry pics, but it looks like it could be ich.
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Old 07-26-2009, 10:24 AM   #9 
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Yeah, looks like ich to me. Get some ich meds. Jungle or Wardleys recommended by me. I got wardleys and it's working great. Cheap too.
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Old 07-27-2009, 02:16 AM   #10 
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Thanks all..
Ich...oh dear...thats what I was really hoping it wasnt! :(

Im really worried about it, cause in the remote community/town I work in I wont be able to get medicine for 2 weeks..do you think me fish will die? The guy at the pet store told me I wouldnt need anything for medicince...and now Im stuck in the middle of nowhere 6 hrs from the nearest petshop.

Any ideas?
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