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Old 03-20-2011, 01:37 PM   #21 
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Another update

Good and bad. The heater is keeping the temp between 77 and 78 now, and Im still looking into replacing it. JJ is still seemingly far from normal, but he swims around the tank more often and is swimming pretty normally.

Unfortunately, much of his time spent sitting at the bottom of the tank, his back half sometimes slouches over as if he has lost all strength. However, this isn't reflected when he is swimming around.

That's all for now...
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Old 03-20-2011, 03:25 PM   #22 
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If you're still looking for suggestions for heaters, I heat both of my 2.5 tanks with the top fin 25w adjustable heaters, and they're pretty inexpensive, about $16 where I am.
If he's having trouble swimming to the surface for air, maybe try floating him in a cup in the tank so the water is shallow but still heated. I know the heaters usually have to be completely submerged so lowering the water level doesn't seem like the best plan.
But I say give him more time, any improvement is still improvement.
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Old 03-20-2011, 06:52 PM   #23 
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I don't think betta sick because of temperature . I think 77 is perfect temperature.
Some antibacterial medication can treat gram positive and gram negative bacteria. I am wondering which one is Erythromycin.

But i think it good that he still alive and eating .

May be anyone can advice on continue treatment with aquarium salt or Epsom salt with water changes. I know salt is antibacterial and antifungal.

I see a lot of post that some guys sand PM to Oldfishlady. She always give advise on that.

Not sure if any one can help?

I hope ur betta will recovere.
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