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Old 10-20-2011, 09:31 AM   #11 
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I've moved him into a smaller container, and added dissolved AQ salt mixed with clean aquarium water. He's actually more active and his fins are not as clamped, but still are. He still refuses to eat (which is weird when day one he ate)
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why'd you move him? can you heat the smaller container safely? have you tried mashing his pellets(some bettas won't eat if the pellets are too large)? have you tried soaking his pellets in garlic juice?
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I have not tried the pellets yet. In the larger container he was gasping alot, so I moved him to a smaller container which is being floated in his bigger heated container (which temperature of his big container sits at 78 degrees as I type). He refused fresh mealworm meat, flake, FDB, and pellet... He DID eat the first day I had him (pellets), 2 morning 2 night. This smaller container is also more shallow.

don't ask why, but he seems more content in the small container o_O or maybe it's wide spaces he doesn't like? hm...

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Old 10-21-2011, 02:07 PM   #14 
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So an update! Happily he is getting better... His fins are still holey from fin rot but that'll be a thing of the past soon. His fins are no longer clamped, and he is a lot more relaxed.. plus he ate! He is very shy though, and doesn't like movement :)

Also I read up on dropsy a bit more, and found mollies are definitely more prone to dropsy, and so are platy... I don't think he has it, especially now he'll be in a better betta environment, with variety of foods, clean and warm water...

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