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Old 12-31-2010, 10:10 AM   #1 
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Betta Medicine Chest

Ok, so I was thinking of creating a Betta "Medicine Chest" with a bunch of things that are good preventatives for diseases and great to have when diseases strike. I don't have all of these yet, but what do you think of:

- BettaFix
- Betta Revive
- BettaMax

Is there any medicated food formulated especially for bettas? The kind I am using is much to big and Athena doesn't seem to have a liking for it....

Any other suggestions would be awesome! Thanks!
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Old 12-31-2010, 10:16 AM   #2 
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I've never used Betta Revive or BettaMax, I don't think the stores here even carry it.

I have tried BettaFix and it doesn't do anything. My fish recovered faster with just salt and water changes than with BettaFix added.

My Medicine Chest consists of:

-Aquarium Salt
-Epsom Salt
-Cloves of Garlic
-Maracyn
-Maracyn 2
-Jungle anti-fungal

The last three are reserved for only the toughest cases of disease. You really only need an Anti-bacterial (or 2 to cover gram-positive and gram-negative), an anti-fungal and an anti-parasitic. Salt should take care of almost everything though and Garlic is a good preventative for internal parasites.

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Old 12-31-2010, 10:21 AM   #3 
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Alright, thanks! I'll be going to PetCo on Sunday and I'll look for that stuff! ;)
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Old 12-31-2010, 06:41 PM   #4 
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Garlic?
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Old 12-31-2010, 08:10 PM   #5 
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I think Garlic because it boosts the immune system of fish and can help it fight off parasites and diseases.
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Old 12-31-2010, 08:13 PM   #6 
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Garlic is a natural anti-parasitic, it actually has lots of medicinal uses. Best thing is you can't over medicate with it. I prefer natural remedies to medicines where I can.
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Old 01-01-2011, 03:52 AM   #7 
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aq salt (my fav)
anti fungal
methilyn blue
anti internal parasite
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