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Old 11-09-2010, 01:41 PM   #1 
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Exclamation Please help me!!!!

I had been treating my beta for mouth fungus for over a month and it seemed like his condition improved. Then last weekend when I went to feed him I noticed that half his upper lip was gone. I, on the advice of a friend, went out and bought him some stronger antibiotics. They have helped to clear up the fungus but the fish still has a nasty mouth wound and won't eat. What can i do to help him? Is there something soft I can feed him?
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Old 11-09-2010, 01:43 PM   #2 
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Could you maybe upload a picture to see what it looks like? Is he active? Would he be able to chew a live food?
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Old 11-09-2010, 02:08 PM   #3 
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I cant exactly get a good picture of him. Mr. Fish moves constantly. He seems to be his usual self. Fighting with his refection on the wall of his tank, swimming back and forth, avoiding my camera. I have never tried to feed him live food before. He usually eats small pellet food ( aqueon betta food), and freeze dried blood worms. he has been taking food into his mouth and spitting it out.
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Old 11-09-2010, 02:18 PM   #4 
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Giving him live food, like brine shrimp could be a good thing to do. Some say that the feeling of something moving and twitching in a bettas' mouth makes them chew and eat instinctively. You could try giving him some brine shrimp or mosquito larva and see how he react to it.
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Old 11-09-2010, 02:27 PM   #5 
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Thanks a bunch! I'll try it and keep you posted.
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Old 11-10-2010, 07:20 PM   #6 
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I would try soaking the pellets to make them softer before feeding him.
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Old 11-12-2010, 05:14 PM   #7 
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I've been really busy with collage crap this week so i haven't been able to do much in the way of checking this website. But i am however happy to report that Mr.fish is becoming better at eating day by day. He started to eat solid food the day i brought home his brine shrimp and now eats them as well as his pellets. Thank you for all your help. He would have died without the advice you guys gave me.
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Old 11-13-2010, 08:59 PM   #8 
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I'm glad to hear that he's finally eating.
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